The International Master Programme of Adapted Physical Activity (IMAPA) Print E-mail

The International Master Programme of Adapted Physical Activity (IMAPA) is a 2 year Master programme in partnership between KU Leuven (Belgium), Palacký University Olomouc (Czech Republic) and a number of associate partner institutions, combining the expertise of more than 20 universities and organizations throughout Europe and the world. The programme offers students state-of-the-art research and teaching methodology in adapted physical activity (APA) and the social, pedagogical, and technical aspects of physical activity adapted to the needs of persons with a disability. IMAPA is a flexible programme, allowing students to custom design the content of their curriculum depending on the competences they wish to acquire. Students can follow the entire programme as KU Leuven students, or fit a number of selected courses within their home university programme, while remaining registered at their home university. IMAPA graduates will have the competences to work with persons with an impairment in career domains such as education, coaching, personal training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine or other health care professions. The program also allows pursuing a research career by acquiring knowledge and expertise in adapted physical activity and a kinesiology related scientific discipline.
The minimum requirement for applying in the Master Course is a possession of a Bachelor Diploma in Physical Education and Kinesiology, in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, Physical Education, in Physiotherapy, in Sport Sciences, in Movement Sciences, in Motor Rehabilitation or a Master degree in the above mentioned study fields.
As the official language of the Master program is English, students are expected to be sufficiently conversant in English (understanding, speaking, reading and writing), to understand and discuss scientific literature. The level of English has to be proven by a language certificate (Proficiency, TOEFL, Pitman, etc.). Almost every English proficiency test is OK for us, but when it comes to scholarship applications, we make up a ranking based on several variables. One of them is English, and the TOEFL certificate gets the highest score next to native English speaking.

Please, visit the following links for more detailed information regarding the program and the course content and English requirements:

If you have any question, do not hesitate to contact us:

  • Prof. Yves Vanlandewyck (Program Director): This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Martin Kudlacek (Palacky University Responsible): This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Alba Roldan (IMAPA officer): This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

IMAPA Information Brochure

Sport and Disabilities Briefing 2016 Print E-mail

May 2016 – July 2016

Dear members of the European Network on Sport and Disabilities,
We are pleased to send you today the latest briefing note of Sport and Citizenship's Sport
and Disabilities network.
We invite you to complete this note by sending back your contributions by section.
Enjoy the read!
Sport and Citizenship's Team

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Welcome to the 9th European conference on Deaflindness in Aalborg, Denmark, 2017 Print E-mail

9conference2016 At the final plenary of the 8th European conference on Deaflindness in Lille 2013, the main conclusion was that the two “sides of deafblindness” need to interact and learn more of each other. There is a need to look at the commonalities across deafblindness and to relate the knowledge of acquired deafblindness and congenital deafblindness to each other in such a way that one completes the other.

Call for Nominations - EUFAPA Awards Print E-mail

In order to honor outstanding achievements in the field of APA in Europe the European Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (EUFAPA) calls for nominations for EUFAPA awards! These will be announced during the next European Congress (EUCAPA) to be held June 15 – 17, 2016 in Olomouc, Czech Republic. EUFAPA Awards are conferred in 3 categories:

European Transplant Sport Week Print E-mail

VAU are pleased to host the EU co-funded European Transplant Sport Week (ETSW) that takes place in Vantaa, Finland between the 10th – 17th July 2016. There are a number of activities that takes place during the week, which run parallel to the European Heart and Lung Transplant Championships and European Transplant and Dialysis Sport Championships

Youth Sports Camp
Sports for all events
Researchers Workshops and Symposium
The researchers workshop takes place on the Monday 11th July -Thursday 14th July. Just as the workshops end on the Thursday, the two day symposium begins. Deadlines for presentations has been extended until March 31st 2016.

The IFAPA community is warmly invited to submit their research and attend the symposium. David Howe, former Vice President of IFAPA is among the invited speakers for the symposium. More information can be found on the ETSW website.

deadline for submissions is 31st March 2016.


Dear All

I hope you are all well. The UNESCO Chair and our Intelligent Mechatronics and Radio-Frequency Research Centre are members of the DOCTRID ASSISTED Marie Curie Co Fund. We are calling for interested applicants to work on proposals for submission prior to June 2016. We need expressions of interest by Friday 26th March 2016.

The proposals need to be in the field of Assisted Technologies for those with Autism, Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia. All details are available here:

Please pass this onto interested candidates.

Kind Regards

Catherine Carty

UNESCO Chair Project Manager

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