The North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (NAFAPA) is an international organization dedicated to the promotion, dissemination and practical application of results and findings in the field of physical activity for the benefit of populations with disabilities and/or special needs.


NAFAPA is a branch of the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA), and has a coordinating function with international, national and regional organizations, both governmental and non-governmental, which are concerned with the scientific aspects of adapted physical activity, physical education, rehabilitation therapy, recreation, sport and leisure activities for persons with disabilities or special needs.​

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NAFAPA 202 Business Meeting was held.
See the meeting details via the following link. 
Save the dates for Webinar Series!
The NAFAPA board will host 3 webinars considering the cancellation of the NAFAPA 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Behind the scenes: Investigating the Investigators 
November 4, 2020 at 1PM ET, 12PM CT, 10AM PT

Dr. Vivienne Temple, University of Victoria
Dr. Justin Haegele, Old Dominion University

Join us to learn what goes on behind the publication by investigating these investigators to learn more about the

unforeseen aspects of research.


From Paper to Practice: Identifying Internal Biases 
November 11, 2020 at 1PM ET, 12PM CT, 10AM PT

Dr. Danielle Peers, University of Alberta
Dr. Luis Columna, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Join us in learning more about identifying internal biases that impact our work in the field of adapted physical activity.


Student-Faculty Social
November 18, 2020 at 1PM ET, 12PM CT, 10AM PT
Students register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScIE9ufU1B9X5OOBcCEvJ1qP2oYNjXqBR9YbjTlzotMirP8nw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Trainees are invited to join over 30 faculty in the field of Adapted Physical Activity on Zoom for small rotating faculty-student breakout rooms.

Welcome new NAFAPA officers
Thank all members for participating in the elections for new officers. 
We are very happy to announce that the following individuals were elected to serve starting after October 16th, 2020 – the day of our Business Meeting. We are all confident that the new Board will advance the mission and vision of our organization.


  1. Justin Heagele, President-elect

  2. Nicole Kirk, Representative to affiliate organizations

  3. Shannon Ringenbach, Secretary

  4. Roxy O’Rourke, Student representative

  5. Kristen Morgan, Student representative

  6. Yumi Kim, Student representative

  7. Chloe Simpson, Student representative


Dr. Joonkoo Yun will assume the presidency for the next two years. Dr. Stamatis Agiovlasitis will move to the position of past president.


Call for Submissions to International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) - Special topic on "Movement Studies for Individuals with Visual Impairments"
The NAFAPA board published a revised version of the bylaws. 
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South American Online Symposium on Adapted Physical Activity - IFAPA

November 6 - 7th, 2020









NAFAPA Webinar Series

November 4th, 2020 - Behind the scenes: Investigating the Investigators






November 11th, 2020 - From Paper to Practice: Identifying Internal Biases


November 18th, 2020 - Faculty - Student Speed Social