Erasmus Intensive Program has ended by a great ceremony!

Gedik University Sport Sciences Faculty is dedicated to motivating, encouraging and sustaining participation and competition for disabled citizens through partnerships with Lifelong Learning Program, Istanbul Electricity Tramway and Tunnel General Management (IETT), Pendik Municipality and Tuzla Municipality.

Disability Sports and Health; Game and Activity Modifications has changed hundreds of lives by giving the disabled the opportunity to compete in sports in Cebeci Sport Facility on 11th July 2014 as well as theoretical and practical courses were held at Dolayoba Sports Facility. The project, hosted by Gedik University and Istanbul Municipality Sports Club, gave people with disabilities the chance to showcase her abilities in fitness center, olympic swimming pool and hydrotherapy pool.

On 15th of July the Group visited Ballica Equestrian Club. After brushing the horses, they watched Jane Skelerov’s equestrian show from Palacky University. Children says that playing with horses has given them confidence they didn’t know they had.

The Gruop also visited Turkey’s oldest and most comprehensive Spastic Children’s Centre. Sakip Sabanci Center provides therapy sessions (sensory room, sensory integration, hydrotherapy, occupational therapy etc.) multiple times a week with the goal of enabling them to be able to function within the local community.

“While sport has value in everyone’s life, it is even more important in the life of a person with a disability. This is because of the rehabilitative influence sport can have not only on the physical body but also on rehabilitating people with a disability into society. Furthermore, sport teaches independence” said Professor Dilara Ozer, the project coordinator.

Closing ceremony held on Kartal Campus. Gedik University President Prof. Berrak Kurtulus, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Prof Sunullah Ozbek, Director of European Union Research and Application Center Tunay Ince, Director of Gedik University Lifelong Education, Application and Research Center Assist Prof. Ilknur Kocas has attended the closing ceremony of Disability Sports and Health; Game and Activity Modifications project.

“I had a cheery time playing with the children today,” said President Kurtulus, “Even though there is a barrier, it didn’t seem to matter because there are no barriers to show love and compassion.” she declared.


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Erasmus Intensive Programme at Gedik University, Turkey




Erasmus Intensive Programme has started at Gedik University

Disability Sports and Health; Game and Activity Modifications Programme is hosted Faculty of Sport Science Gedik University and with 5 partners, under the name of “Disability Sports and Health; Game and Activity Modifications” on 23th June 2014 at Dolayoba Sports Facility. The partners of the Project are Turkey, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Italy and Finland. Target groups of the program are the students who studies Coaching, Physical Education, Recreation and Physical Therapy in Schools of Physical Education and Sports. 24 students from the European universities and 9 students from the Gedik University, total 33 students and 24 attended the programme. The program will cover in total 4 module and 4 weeks, 20 days with 140 hours, 76 hours of theory and 64 hours of practice.

The project is sponsored by Lifelong Learning Programme, Istanbul Electricity, Tramway and Tunnel General Management (İETT), Pendik Municipality and Tuzla Municipality up to €40,000

Disability Sports and Health; Game and Activity Modifications Programme aims to provide year round adaptive sport instruction to adults and children with physical and cognitive disabilities and also aims to investigate the health and performance benefits derived from regular physical activity across the full range of physical disabilities, as well as to investigate the motives and barriers to physical activity among these populations. Findings translate into real world applications, having a positive impact on the physical activity, health and wellbeing of persons with disabilities at all levels.

The programme in Dolayoba Sports Facility allowed individuals with disabilities to enjoy a boundary-free environment, enjoy outdoor recreation with friends and family, as well as provided access to equipment and instruction that might otherwise be unavailable by a full day event.

”Our project will seek to challenge and change this to enable disabled people to view taking part in sport as a viable lifestyle choice. Sport can help reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with disability because it can transforms community attitudes about persons with disabilities by highlighting their skills and reducing the tendency to see the disability instead of the person. Through sport, persons without disabilities interact with persons with disabilities in a positive context forcing them to reshape assumptions about what persons with disabilities can and cannot do.” said Prof. Dilara OZER, the Coordinator of the Project.


Erasmus Intensive Programme has started at Gedik University

Disability Sports and Health; Game and Activity Modifications Programme is hosted Faculty of Sport Science Gedik University and with 5 partners, under the name of “Disability Sports and Health; Game and Activity Modifications” on 23th June 2014 at Dolayoba Sports Facility. The partners of the Project are Turkey, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Italy and Finland. Target groups of the program are the students who studies Coaching, Physical Education, Recreation and Physical Therapy in Schools of Physical Education and Sports. 24 students from the European universities and 9 students from the Gedik University, total 33 students and 24 attended the programme. The program will cover in total 4 module and 4 weeks, 20 days with 140 hours, 76 hours of theory and 64 hours of practice.

The project is sponsored by Lifelong Learning Programme, Istanbul Electricity, Tramway and Tunnel General Management (İETT), Pendik Municipality and Tuzla Municipality up to €40,000

Disability Sports and Health; Game and Activity Modifications Programme aims to provide year round adaptive sport instruction to adults and children with physical and cognitive disabilities and also aims to investigate the health and performance benefits derived from regular physical activity across the full range of physical disabilities, as well as to investigate the motives and barriers to physical activity among these populations. Findings translate into real world applications, having a positive impact on the physical activity, health and wellbeing of persons with disabilities at all levels.

The programme in Dolayoba Sports Facility allowed individuals with disabilities to enjoy a boundary-free environment, enjoy outdoor recreation with friends and family, as well as provided access to equipment and instruction that might otherwise be unavailable by a full day event.

”Our project will seek to challenge and change this to enable disabled people to view taking part in sport as a viable lifestyle choice. Sport can help reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with disability because it can transforms community attitudes about persons with disabilities by highlighting their skills and reducing the tendency to see the disability instead of the person. Through sport, persons without disabilities interact with persons with disabilities in a positive context forcing them to reshape assumptions about what persons with disabilities can and cannot do.” said Prof. Dilara OZER, the Coordinator of the Project.