One way to stay fit and enjoy lifelong wellness is to keep active and participate in regular physical activity. Dr. David Yi, an assistant professor in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation in N.L. is working to improve access to physical activity, not only for persons with disabilities, but for everyone. Dr. Yi states that “quite often we know we should be inclusive, but in reality, we don’t know how to do that effectively.”
Dr. Yi is now working with researchers and service providers to strengthen ties in communities and create a new culture of inclusion. The work is also benefitting students in Dr. Yi’s adapted physical activity course by creating experiential learning opportunities and connecting students with programs in the community. The learning outcomes Dr. Yi sets for his students are to learn practical knowledge, attitudes and behaviours to become socially and culturally-responsible and ethical health practitioners.
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