Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Through lectures, practical sessions and field work, students learn about a wide range of disabilities, including the aetiology, diagnosis and prognosis of the specific condition. Students gain knowledge about the most common types of disabilities and cite ways to adapt activities and determine categories of placement for children with disabilities. In addition, students study how to cater for the interests, needs and abilities of individuals with disabilities when planning and implementing physical and outdoor education programs in the regular and special school setting and recreation programs in the community.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlison Lugg

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAdapted Physical Education - Desk Reference.PrescribedDavis,T. & Dillon,S.(2010)P.E. CENTRAL, BLACKSBURG, VA
ReadingsFun and Games 100 Sports-Related Activities for Ages 5-16PrescribedDowson, A. & Morris, K.HUMAN KINETICS, CHAMPAIGN, IL.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of students with diverse learning needs and how to accommodate those needs in Physical and Outdoor Education.


02. Demonstrate an informed capacity to maximize the inclusion of all students and reflectively evaluate Physical and Outdoor Education lessons.


03. Demonstrate ability to reflect and evaluate how well they worked as a group to achieve the requirements of an educationally sound group presentation.


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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlison Lugg

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 32 - 42
One 4.0 hours placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 half-days placement is for Physical and Outdoor Education students ONLY"

Practical Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2,000-word field work reportEBPOEB students only -Hurdle requirement-satisfactory completion of 5 day teaching practicum50 02, 03
one group tutorial presentation (equivalent to 2,000 words)50 01, 02