KU Leuven

Faculty of Medicine

Adapted Physical Activity (Erasmus Mundus)



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This programme offers a unique opportunity to combine advanced courses in movement, exercise science, and applied behaviour analysis with designing adapted physical activity programmes for individuals with disabilities. The Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity (EMMAPA) is a two-year Master's programme offered jointly by the organising universities and associate partners of the EMMAPA Consortium, an international grouping including KU Leuven (Belgium); the University of Limerick (Ireland); the University of Olomouc; the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (Norway); the University of Virginia (United States); Stellenbosch University (South Africa)and the University of Queensland (Australia). EMMAPA aims at educating students in both a professional orientation (students choose between education, management or active lifestyle), and a disciplinary specialisation (students choose between biomechanics and exercise physiology, applied pedagogy and sociocultural studies, and motor control: learning & psychology). EMMAPA aims to provide state-of-the-art research and teaching methodology in adapted physical activity and the social, pedagogical, and technical aspects of physical activity adapted to the needs of persons with a disability. This is an initial Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis. Additional tuition info: €4.000 for EEA-students €8.000 for non-EEA-students


120 ECTS

International Student Requirements:

Prospective students of the Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity are evaluated by the EMMAPA Consortium Board. Prospective students are evaluated according to common criteria set and agreed upon by all partner universities. Examination results, the project proposal, motivation letters and letters of recommendation will form part of the admission process. In general, the Consortium assesses students individually on the basis of their previous academic record. Applications without an official certificate of English proficiency (e.g., TOEFL or IELTS) will not be considered.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 120 ECTS

Out State Tuition (per year): 4000 EUR

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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