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dc.contributor.authorLenius, Andra R.
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-07T17:30:51Z
dc.date.available2015-07-07T17:30:51Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/6926
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of my research was to develop and refine pedagogic approaches, and establish fitness baselines to adapt fitness and conditioning programs for Moderate-functioning ASD individuals. I conducted a seven-week study with two teens and two trainers. The trainers implemented individualized fitness and conditioning programs that I developed. I conducted pre and post fitness baselines for each teen, a pre and post study interview with the trainers, and recorded semi-structured observations during each session. I used multi-level, within-case and across case analyses, working inductively and deductively. My findings indicated that fundamental movement concepts can be used to establish fitness baselines and develop individualized fitness programs. I tracked and evaluated progressions and improvements using conventional measurements applied to unconventional movements. This process contributed to understanding and making relevant modifications to activities as effective pedagogic strategies for my trainers. Further research should investigate fitness and conditioning programs with lower functioning ASD individuals.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectFitness, Autism, Adapted, physical, activityen_US
dc.titleFit For Action: A Comparative Case Study of the Implementation of an Adaptive Fitness and Conditioning Program for Moderate Functioning Teens and Transition Age Youth with ASDen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Health Sciences Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Applied Health Sciencesen_US
refterms.dateFOA2015-06-17T00:00:00Z


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