The Blended Intensive Programme (BIP) in “Inclusive and Adapted Physical Activities” took place between the 13th to 17th of March at the University of Coimbra, Portugal.
BIP activities are realized within the European framework of the Erasmus+ program, promoting collaboration between partner universities for the creation of an educational project that combines virtual collaborative teaching/learning among the students of these universities with a period of face-to-face mobility of short duration.
During one weekly program students from the University of Coimbra (Portugal), Charles University (Czech Republic), Latvian Academy of Sport Education (Latvia), and Miguel Hernandez University (Spain) participated in theoretical and practical sessions of adapted physical activity. Former President of EUFAPA Dr. José Ferreira (Portugal), Dr. Raúl Reina (Spain), Dr. Klará Dadová and Marketa Krivankova (Czech Republic), and current President of EUFAPA Dr. Aija Klavina (Latvia) were responsible to be lecturers of this intense educational and cultural week.
The BIP was finalized with a sporting event for people with intellectual disabilities in which the students support the different activities planned for more than 100 participants from different institutions of the city of Coimbra.
The programme was coordinated successfully by Maria João Carvalheiro.
The full-week program consisted of:
-Prescribing and monitoring exercise and training in athletes with disabilities” – Dr. José Ferreira, University of Coimbra.
-The role of PETs as influencers to improve attitudes towards inclusion in physical education. – Dr.Raúl Reina, Miguel Hernandez University.
-Medical issues in adapted physical activity for people with intellectual disability. – Dr. Klará Dadová and Marketa Krivankova, Charles University.
-Collaborative teaching approaches (peer tutoring). – Dr. Aija Klavina, Latvian Academy of Sport Education.