Sport as a vehicle for the social integration of people with disabilities

De Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - 16:00 a Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 19:00 p.m.
wheelchair athlete


Sport is an effective tool to empower people with disabilities and break down barriers. Sport has the power to transform lives, but in the case of people with disabilities, this takes on a different dimension. Beyond physical, cognitive or intellectual limitations, sport provides a unique opportunity to overcome challenges, strengthen the mind and live a full life.

Online edition.


The training will have a total duration of 10 hours: 6 hours of live online teaching divided into 2 sessions of 3 hours from 16:00 p.m. to 19:00 p.m. and 4 hours asynchronously through tasks, tutorials, papers and a final test. evaluation.


Course objectives:

  • Learn about sport for people with disabilities
  • Understand the characteristics and classification of athletes with disabilities
  • Provide knowledge to technicians and sports coaches of people with disabilities
  • Know psychological aspects and strategies in the training of people with disabilities

Course content:

  1. Introduction
    • Inclusive language
    • How to address a person with a disability
    • History of sport for people with disabilities
    • Regulation
  2. Disabled athletes
    • Preliminary considerations
      • Disabled athletes
      • Sports for people with disabilities
      • The Spanish Paralympic Committee (CPE)
    • Classification
      • Eligibility
      • Classification criteria
  3. Sports for people with disabilities
    • winter sports
    • Summer sports
  4. Sports coaches and technicians
    • Coach
    • Psychological aspects in the training of people with disabilities
    • psychological strategies
  5. Analysis of a real case of an athlete with a disability

Teacher: Clara Baquero Pecino. PhD in Psychology. International Wheelchair Basketball Referee (BSR) since 2002 and referee supervisor, participant in 10 European Championships, 3 World Championships, Beijing 2008 Pre-Olympic, Asian Championship in 2013, African Championship in 2020, among others. Trainer in Sports Psychology for the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF), Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB), Madrid Basketball Federation (FBM), Spanish and Madrid Federation for people with physical disabilities (FEDDF), (FMDDF) since 2008 Employment counselor, EURES Adviser and employment technician in the Community of Madrid and in the Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha since 2004.

Enrollment in the activity

Registration date:
De 01 September 2023 a 21 September 2023


Enrollment by order of application filling in this form.

Platform: TEAMS.

In the days prior to the training action, the link to the session will be provided at the email address indicated in the registration application.

The corresponding certificate of course completion will be delivered, upon request of the participant and with the completion of the entire program.