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GCPE 1017 Exercise and Sport for People with Special Needs

Course Aims:

This is a replacement course for the course Physical Education listed under General Education. The course is offered to students whose mobility/sensory/health needs require special teaching and learning attention. It aims to provide students with an understanding of the benefits of exercise and sport for persons with mobility/sensory/health needs, skills to participate in exercise/sports, and knowledge in selecting and performing exercise and sport.

 

Course Intended Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

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Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs)

1

Explain the rules and safety precautions related to participation in exercise and sport for persons with mobility/sensory/health needs;

2

Understand the adaptations required by persons with mobility/sensory/health needs when practicing exercise and sports;

3

Apply sports science knowledge to analyze selected exercise and sport for persons with mobility/sensory/health needs;

4

Describe the importance of participation in exercise and sports to a healthy lifestyle;

5

Develop a positive attitude towards sportsmanship, fair play and team spirit.

 

Assessment Methods:

  Type of Assessment Methods

Weighting

   Participation

40%

   Skill Assessment

40%

   Written Examination

20%

 

Key References:

1.

Brannan, S. A. et al. (2003). Including youth with disabilities in outdoor program:

        Best practices, outcomes, and resources. Champaign, IL: Sagamore Pub.

2.

Bullock, C. C., & Mahon, M. J. (2001). Introduction to recreation services for people with disabilities: A person-centered approach. Champaign, IL: Sagamore Pub.

3.

Dattilo, J. (2002). Incluive leisure services: Responding to the rights of people with  

        disabilities. State College, PA: Venture Pub.

4.

Maclntyre, C. (2002). Play for children with special needs: Including children aged

        3-8. London: David Fulton.

5.

Smith, R. W., Austin, D. R., & Kennedy, D. W. (2001). Inclusive and special recreation:

        Opportunities for persons with disabilities. Dubuque, IA: McGraw Hill.

 

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