Exercise and Physical Activity for People with Disabilities – EXSC 633

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course is designed to investigate the background, opportunities, and challenges faced by people with disabilities as related to physical activity. Physical activity program planning, implementation, and evaluation for various impairments will be examined.




The purpose of this course is to make the student aware of physical, social, psychological, and emotional factors that exist for people with disabilities who desire to be physically active. This course will allow the student to apply current scientific literature and knowledge of physical activity to people with disabilities.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Examine the historical context of disability sports including the structure and major organizations within disability sports.
  2. Define current research and trends in disability sports.
  3. Identify numerous disabling conditions and their impact on the development of health-related fitness and sport skill development.
  4. Assess skill and fitness in order to develop individualized instructional sports plans and conditioning programs for individuals with disabilities.
  5. Evaluate individualized sport programming for individuals with disabilities.
  6. Apply a biblical worldview to working with individuals with disabilities.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (4)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 500 words, demonstrate course-related knowledge, and include at least 2 scholarly references and at least 1 biblical principle in addition to the course textbook. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 300 words and reference the course textbook and/or 1 other scholarly or biblical source.

Guidelines Outline

Based on the student’s reading, he/she will outline the nine guideline areas that are covered in the provided manual.

Adaptive Physical Activity Program Design

Proposal and Outline

The student will write a ½-page proposal and submit it along with his/her updated Guidelines Outline. The proposal and outline must be 2–3 pages and include 6–8 scholarly resources in current APA format.

Final Submission

The student will write an 8–12-page research-based paper in current APA format that focuses on designing an adaptive physical activity program for a person with a disability. The paper must include at least 8 references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible.

Exams (3)

Each exam will cover the Reading & Study material for the previous and assigned modules/weeks. Each exam will be open-book/open-notes, contain 30 multiple-choice questions and 2 essay questions, and have a 1-hour time limit.