Paralympic Practitioner Development: Parasport Module
The Parasport Module is an e-learning resource designed to deliver a learning experience to sport scientists to develop the foundational knowledge required to safely, effectively and appropriately support athletes competing in Paralympic sports. Any member of Sport Scientist Canada can access the Parasport Module.
How to Sign In
Any member of Sport Scientist Canada can access the Parasport Module. The course can be launched from the website when signed into your profile and once finished, you will be provided with a recognition of completion.
Frequently Asked Questions
By the end of the course, the learning outcomes for each participant are to:
Describe the four most common impairments in parasport: visual impairment, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury and limb deficiency.
Identify challenges and considerations unique to parasport athletes and the associated effects on performance.
Identify the information practitioners require to provide safe and effective support for each parasport athlete and their unique physiological needs.
Communicate with parasport athletes with respectful, person-centered language.
The module is designed to create an effective and engaging learning experience, providing practitioners with evidence-based, best practice content to enhance their skillsets to appropriately support parasport athletes.