Exercise and Physical Activity for People with Disabilities – EXSC 633

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 09/05/2023

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.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


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.

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 the Course Overview.

Discussions (4)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be at least 500 words, demonstrate course-related knowledge, and include at least 3 scholarly references in current APA format. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 200 words and include at least 2 scholarly citations in current APA format.

Guidelines Outline Assignment

Based on the course reading, the student will outline the nine guideline areas that are covered in the provided manual using current APA formatting. The student will also write a 1-paragraph summarization of each guideline.

Adaptive Physical Activity Program Design Assignments (2)

Proposal and Outline Assignment

The proposal and outline must be 2–3 pages and include 6–8 scholarly resources in current APA format.

Final Submission Assignment

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.

Quizzes (3)

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