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International Master of Adapted Physical Activity (Leuven et al)

KU Leuven
Program overview
2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Start dates
September 2020

September 2021

September 2022

Program description

International Master of Adapted Physical Activity 

The programme combines the expertise of a number of universities throughout the EU and the world, offering students comprehensive training and expert knowledge in aspects of adapted physical activity. This programme teaches professional competence to work in a variety of contexts, fully prepared to set up appropriate adapted physical activity programmes.

The International Master of Adapted Physical Activity programme explores the social, pedagogical and technical aspects of physical activity, adapted to the needs of persons with a disability. 

Given the wide area of adapted physical activity applied in various countries, graduates will obtain a broad set of tools with which to implement and evaluate the impact of health, sports and leisure on persons with a disability.   


  • This Master’s programme prepares the student for a professional orientation and a disciplinary specialisation. This course promotes the international exchange of ideas between professionals and future practitioners in Europe and from around the world. 
  • The programme is a flexible one, allowing students to freely custom design the content of their curriculum depending on the competences they wish to acquire.
  • Gain the analytical ability to highlight the needs of people with a disability in different countries and identify current barriers for implementation of adapted physical activity.  

You can find more information on the website of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences and the website of the International Master of Adapted Physical Activity.

Admission requirements

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Tuition fees

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Scholarships & funding

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Continuing studies

Graduates who successfully completed the Master’s programme will have acquired the scientific knowledge and critical insights to develop and bring the field of adapted physical activity forward in different national settings. 

Graduates will have gained sufficient research competence to work in research settings, and prepared to developed the skills to design innovative research questions in adapted physical activity and to report on scientific findings. Overall, they will have an internationally-oriented spirit and seek out multicultural collaboration. 

Graduates will be aware of the need of a professional structure and certification in adapted physical activity and have gained the skills to become leaders in their field and take this agenda forward.

About this institute

KU Leuven

KU Leuven

KU Leuven is Europe’s most innovative university. Located in Belgium, it is dedicated to research, education, and service to society. KU Leuven is a founding member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and has a strong European and...

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