Adapted Physical Activity
Welcome to the website of adapted physical activity in Finland! Here you will find information about the adapted physical activity (APA) system in Finland: actors and networks, history, laws and regulations, research and education, development work and projects.
What is Adapted Physical Activity?
Adapted Physical Activity (APA) refers to physical activity for persons who require adaptation in order to take part in physical activity and sporting activities due to disability, illness, lowered functional ability or social situation.
APA related research in Finland
The majority of the research about APA has been done in the University of Jyväskylä but some research projects has been conducted also in other universities, by sport medicine organizations, universities of applied sciences and research institutes.
Adapted Physical Activity in Municipalities
APA in municipalities has a history of over 30 years. The key actors at the local level are Adapted Physical Activity Instructors.
Adapted Physical Activity Seminars and Symposia
FSSS organizes numerous events in the field of adapted physical activity annually.