EUDAPA, European University Diploma in Adapted Physical Activity Print E-mail

eudapa_1 In this diploma-program students of European universities have a possibility to learn adapted physical activity (apa) with the leadership of experienced and distinguished European teachers.  Practically all of EUFAPA board members are teaching and they also send their students, so we can really define EUDAPA as an EUFAPA effort as well.

The extent of the whole diploma is 60 ECTS. It consists 10 ects (minimum) studies of apa-studies or apa-related studies at home university before joining the 30 ects the intensive 3 months at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences. After intensive program follows 20 ects apa-related work practice in a foreign country with a report of this. A student can also participate just the intensive program. These studies are supposed to be approved by the home university as a part of student´s degree program.

The intensive 3 months (February - April 2011) will take place mostly at Lahti area in Finland. Language is english. The theoretical weeks will be organized at Sport Institute of Finland at Vierumäki (30 km from Lahti), where the Faculty of Physical Activity of Haaga-Helia is located. The practical projects will be organized at Pajulahti Sports Center (20 km from Lahti), and the inclusive winter-sports week somewhere in the northern part of Finland.

The realization of the intensive program 2010 has contained 14 professors from 11 European (non-Finnish) countries + about the same amount of teachers from 4 Finnish universities and apa-related associations and the Ministry of Education.


  1. theoretical and practical lectures from the leading apa-experts in Europe and in Finland
  2. some visits to finnish institutions (e.g. rehab center, prison, psychiatric hospital)
  3. 4-5 practical projects, in which students will try to put into practice the theoretical things they have learned (John Dewey: Learning by Doing).

Eligibility for a student:

  1. at least 10 ects of apa (or apa-related) studies at home university
  2. sufficient/good knowledge of English
  3. students'  home university and Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences has to have a bilateral Erasmus/Socrates agreement

How to apply. Go to website There will be more information, like objectives, contents of 2010 program, practical arrangements, also application forms for 2011 at

Jyrki Vilhu: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Finland



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