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Welcome to SNAFA

The Swedish Network of Adapted Physical Activity 

The Swedish Network of Adapted Physical Activity (SNAFA) was formed in 1997 and has held three conferences at Halmstad University. Today, the Network includes more than 450 PT instructors, PE educators, physiotherapists, specialists and researchers, recreation officers among others. 

Our aim is to promote increased knowledge and understanding of adapted physical activity for our target group of children and young people with disabilities. We support scientific research and the development of new methods for teaching and training in this area. Equally important is our work for further education and experience sharing as well as collaboration within a Nordic context.

The goal is the continuous development of a Swedish network for adapted physical activity. Information about the background and definition of Adapted Physical Activity can be found on our website www.hh.se/snafa. The network is relevant to everyone who, as part of his/her practical work, encounters children and young people with disabilities in the areas of sport and health, as well as those who carry out research on these issues. If you find this interesting, you are welcome to apply for membership.

SNAFA is a part of European Federation in Adapted Physical Activity (EUFAPA), the European network for research and education on adapted physical activity. EUFAPA is, in turn, a member of IFAPA (International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity).

SNAFA has its secretariat in Halmstad University and its coordinator is Lars Kristén. The network disseminates information to its members, about, among other things, further education, practical advice and the latest findings in the area of adapted physical activity. We hold an annual conference in order to foster the exchange of thoughts and ideas.

The Network idea is built on:

  • Interest and commitment in the work with children and young people who have a disability.
  • Collaboration - collecting and disseminating knowledge.
  • Societal benefits - providing strength and solidarity by means of outreach activities and interaction with society/the community.
  • Collaboration between different centers of knowledge, universities and university colleges.
  • Diversity in activities directed towards children and young people with disabilities.

Swedish Network of Adapted Physical Activity (pdf)



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