Instructor: Kathy Jackson
The United Nations recognizes the important role of sport participation in the promotion of physical and mental health as well as fundamental human rights. This course will examine the use of sport and recreation on a global level as a tool for improving the lives of persons with a disability. It will consider how sport and physical activity can be utilized as a means of raising awareness about accessibility and social inclusion with the ultimate goal of removing barriers and enabling equal participation for all persons with a disability Topics to be explored will include, but not be limited to: the historical and sociological impact of international disability sporting movements such as the Paralympic and Special Olympic movements; the legacy of hosting major international disability sport events; the importance of global physical activity-based programs and initiatives such as Right to Play; current trends and research in Sport for Development; and the use of sport and physical activity to support the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Available as part of the Interdisciplinary Studies in Global Health and Disability specialized program in Summer 2018.
PREREQUISITE (Level 3 or above in a PHED Specialization or KINE Specialization or HLTH Major or Medial Plan and HLTH 332/3.0) or registration at the Bader International Study Centre.
EXCLUSION No more than 3.0 units from HLTH 497/3.0 (2015‐16) and KNPE 433/126.96.36.199.