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Adaptive Sports

  • Adaptive Sports
  • 49.03.02
    Physical Culture for People with Disabilities: Adapted Physical Education
  • Bachelor
    4 years
  • Full-time education
    Mode of Study
  • Russian
    Language of Instruction

Our Advantages

Students benefit from:
  • interactive teaching and learning techniques: brainstorming, the INSERT method, press conferences, debates, etc.;
  • workshops with leading experts in physical education and sports;
  • taking part in Russian and international competitions in adaptive sports, e.g., Russian Championship in Paralympic Powerlifting, etc.;

Students may engage in volunteering at high-profile sports events at the invitation of:
  • Special Olympic Committee (Special Russian Olympics in Futsal and Special Russian Cup; St Petersburg Championship in Boccia for People with Mental Disabilities, etc.)
  • Russian Paralympic Committee (St Petersburg Championship in Boccia for People with Mobility Disabilities; “Share Your Summer Vibes”, a charity event with the programme featuring therapeutic horse riding, etc.)

Graduates may pursue a master programme in Herzen University or any other university.

Admissions Tests

  • The Russian Language Test
  • The Biology Test
  • Overall Physical Fitness Test: Athletics and Gymnastics

Key Courses/Disciplines

  • Module “History and Philosophy”
  • Module “Communication”
  • Module “Health Saving Techniques”
  • Module “Natural Science”
  • Module “Anatomy and Physiology”
  • Module “Economy and Law”
  • Module “Introduction to Psychology and Pedagogy in Physical Culture”
  • Module “Common Physical Activities and Sports”
  • Module “Rehabilitation and Disease Prevention”
  • Module “Education and Research”
  • Module “Theoretical Foundations of Adaptive Physical Culture”
  • Module “Methods and Concepts of Adaptive Physical Culture”
  • Module “Adaptive Physical Education”
  • Module “Adaptive Sports”
  • Module “Adaptive Physical Culture Profession”
  • Module “Recreational Activities in Adaptive Physical Culture”
  • Preventing Drug Addiction Among Youth
  • Modern Youth Extremism

Career Opportunities

Our alumni work in the following positions:
  • adaptive sports coach;
  • adaptive sports referee;
  • adaptive recreation professional;
  • exercise therapy instructor;
  • teacher in charge of extracurricular activities related to adaptive physical culture and sports.

Alumni are employed across a wide range of fields and sectors:
  • special needs education facilities for children with disabilities;
  • adaptive children’s and youth sports schools;
  • adaptive children’s and youth sports clubs;
  • adaptive sports departments in education institutions;
  • fitness and rehabilitation centres;
  • health-promoting facilities;
  • health and recreation centres;
  • health and wellness resorts;
  • fitness and recreation centres of national parks and recreational land;
  • tourist clubs;
  • central and local government bodies of physical culture and sports;
  • non-government and community-based organisations for people with disabilities (federations, associations, clubs, etc.).