Upcoming Course:

Active Disability Ireland Inclusive Fitness Training

  • 5th September 2024
  • Times: 10:00 – 13:30
  • Venue: (Online via Zoom)


This 3.5 hour introductory course is specifically designed to help increase the confidence and awareness of fitness managers, fitness professionals and all front-line staff to work with people with disabilities and to help make their gym, fitness centres and programmes more accessible to people with disabilities. This workshop is interactive and engaging ensuring there is active learning throughout. All participants will have a chance to reflect on their own practice and facility throughout this workshop and gain a new perspective on inclusion.

Course Certification

On completion of the course, participants will obtain Active Disability Ireland Certificate of Attendance which is endorsed by Sport Ireland.

The training will provide access to resources that will increase the knowledge of those working in the Fitness Sector to create inclusive environments and programme. All course participants will receive a PDF Resource Manual.

The following areas will be covered:
Section 1: Perception and Experiences
Section 2: Understanding Disabilities
Section 3: Inclusion
Section 4: Identifying and Overcoming Barriers
Section 5: Language and Etiquette
Section 6: Working with People with Disabilities
Section 7: Pre-screening, Assessment and Information Gathering
Section 8: Planning and Teaching the TREE Adaptation Tool
Section 9: Facility Access

Course Resources

  • Inclusive Fitness Training Manual
  • Screening and Assessment Factsheet
  • Tree Model Factsheet
  • Working With PWD Factsheet

Cost of the Course:

Normally €50 per person.

€20 for Ireland Active and REPs Ireland Members through the Leisure Health & Fitness Skillnet.

For more information or to book this course, please email alma.osmic@irelandactive.ie