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Master’s degree Adapted Physical Activity

Lithuanian Sports University
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Kaunas
English

Program description

Master’s degree Adapted Physical Activity

This is a unique university study programme with the aim to train graduates in adapted physical activity (APA) who are capable to perform independent research, work as leaders and experts in the field of empowerment of persons with disabilities for pursuing independence, equal rights and opportunities as well as advocacy in order to maintain an active, healthy lifestyle.

Admission requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Sports, Rehabilitation/ Physiotherapy, Public health, Educology, Ergo therapy.


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Program content

COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to use advanced modern tools for testing and assessing bio social and social functions, emotions and behavior, and physical capacity in persons with disabilities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the provisions of the of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and their application of persons and their application in terms of equal opportunities and social inclusion.
  • Ability to critically evaluate and affect social policy in cases where discrimination or segregation of persons with disabilities is observed in the society.
  • Knowledge of strategies for the organization of inclusive physical activities for persons with disabilities and awareness about the possibilities for using them to sustain physical condition of persons with disabilities through cross-sector collaboration.

Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA students €2000; EU/EAA students €1137,93.

*Tuition fee for 2020/2021 academic year can be changed.

Qualification

Master of Health sciences

Continuing studies

Graduates will be qualified to continue their studies towards a PhD in biomedical sciences.

Career opportunities

The learning outcomes of successful graduates relate to working independently to conduct research and/or continue third cycle studies, make decisions based on research results, assume researcher, management or expertise responsibilities and establish themselves in the labor market (either as employed persons or employees). The potential employers of APA study program graduates are non-governmental organizations for people with disabilities, their branches and day-care centers, public institutions of social protection, education and other departments who are required to implement international obligations in the areas of equal rights and opportunities for the country’s disabled people, as well as socially responsible private institutions in preparing and carrying out projects and activity programmes and other organizational activities..

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Lithuanian Sports University

Lithuanian Sports University (LSU) is proud to be the only specialized university in Lithuania, which has been uniting Movement and Sports Science for over eight decades. Studies in sport and related areas are gaining popularity, at the same time opening...


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Lithuanian Sports University

Sporto 6
LT-44221 Kaunas
Lithuania

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