SPOR06044 2022 Disability Sport Inclusion

General Details

Full Title
Disability Sport Inclusion
Transcript Title
Sport Inclusion
75 %
Subject Area
SPOR - Sport/Rec/Leisure
MKTS - Marketing, Tourism & Sport
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2022 - Full Academic Year 2022-23
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Shirley McKenna
Programme Membership
SG_BSPOR_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Sport with Business SG_BAPPL_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Applied Sport with Business

This module aims to give candidates the basic knowledge and practical skills to allow them to engage people with disabilities in a physical activity setting. Theory based knowledge will identify models of inclusion and issues around coaching individuals with disabilities. Medical complications associated with populations with low levels of physical activity will be explored. Practical workshops will facilitate exploration of the specific needs of a target population and ways of adapting physical activity sessions to make them more inclusive. In this regard, the learner will gain experience working face to face with people with disabilities. Candidates will also be encouraged to complete 'Disability Inclusion Training' during the semester. Blended teaching and learning technologies will be employed in the delivery and assessment of this module.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Identify common types of disability, associated medical complications, and physical and mental benefits of physical activity.


Describe models of inclusion, the role of NGO's/NGB's and legislation in the area of disability.


Use practical tools which may be employed to negotiate communication and cognitive difficulties whilst working with a person with a disability.


Design and deliver adapted physical activity sessions to people with disabilities.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module challenges candidates to consider diverse learning abilities by using one-to-one workshops with people with disabilities. Lectures will help the learner identify key concepts in the area of disability. An e-portfolio will encourage the learner to employ skills in reading, research, referencing, and presentation. The multiple-choice quiz will test knowledge and recall skills at the end of the term. Moodle will act as a repository to support students with diverse learning needs and to run online assessments.

Module Assessment Strategies

75% attendance is required to achieve LO3 and LO4 and successful completion of the e-portfolio is dependent on a high level of participation. The following assessment strategies will be employed:

  • An e-portfolio will capture the work done by students during workshops and their face-to-face interactions with people with disabilities. It will help consolidate learning and allow the student to reflect on practice. Signposted reading will support practice and evidence of reading, paraphrasing, and referencing skills will be reflected in the portfolio.

  • An end-of-term online multi-choice quiz (MCQ) will test recall, related to theoretical knowledge.

Repeat Assessments

  • Non-attendance for practical will result in the learner having to repeat attend the practical component.

  • Candidates may re-sit the MCQ in the autumn. 

Indicative Syllabus

1.0 Identify common types of disability, associated medical complications, and physical and mental benefits of physical activity.

  • Describe different types of disability (hidden, physical, psychological, and cognitive).

  • Examine the research evidence in relation to the benefits of physical activity for populations with a disability.


2.0 Describe models of Inclusion, NGO's/NGB's and legislation in the area of disability.

  • Describe models of inclusion and how they can be employed to engage people with disabilities in physical activity.

  • National Disability Authority and relevant legislation.

  • NGB's (e.g. Vision Sport Ireland, Special Olympics, and Paralympics).

  • Describe medical and functional classification systems used for competitive sports.


3.0 Use practical tools which may be employed to negotiate communication and cognitive difficulties whilst working with a person with a  disability.

  • Use of social stories for people with autism

  • Use of positive reinforcement and repetition

  • Use of verbal and non-verbal communication

  • Focus on people-first language

  • Identify barriers to effective communication 


4.0 Design and deliver adapted physical activity sessions

  • Identify the five components of fitness

  • Identify the principles of training.

  • Conduct a needs analysis/Observation checklist.

  • Design modified lesson plans based on needs analysis (e.g. STEP model)

  • Plan sessions in a progressive manner to create a programme of activity.

  • Self-reflect on programme design and implementation.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 E-Portfolio Continuous Assessment Individual Project 40 % Week 12 3,4
2 Online Moodle Quiz Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice/Short Answer Test 60 % End of Semester 1,2

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Practical MPC Hall Workshops and Problem Based Learning 2 Weekly 2.00
Lecture Classroom Equipped for OLL. Blended delivery 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2017 Strategies for Inclusion, 3E Human Kinetics
ISBN 9781492517238 ISBN-13 1492517232

Strategies for Inclusion, Third Edition, reflects the latest research and legislation and offers you the tools and strategies you need for successful inclusion. This edition includes two new chapters, additional new information, a new user-friendly web resource, and more than double the teaching units (38 units, up from 17).

Required Reading
2013 Inclusive Physical Activity Human Kinetics
ISBN 9781450401869 ISBN-13 1450401864

"Inclusive Physical Activity "is a text and reference for exercise and physical activity practitioners committed to offering optimal physical activity programming to people of differing abilities in school, recreation, sports, and community fitness settings. The updated second edition offers strategies for physical activity programming across the life span, from infancy to adulthood.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Grenier, M., (2012). Physical Education for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders. Human Kinetics. ISBN 9781450419734

Journal Resources

Disability and Society  https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/cdso20

URL Resources

Thematic Network of Adapted Physical Activity: www.kuleuven.ac.be/thenapa

Mayo Clinic: www.mayoclinic.com

CARA Adapted Physical Activity http://www.caraapacentre.ie/

UFIT http://www.justdoufit.com/

Other Resources

Sports hall for practical workshops

Additional Information