U.K. universities launch disability-sport degrees

The University of Worcester in the United Kingdom launched the first disability-sport degree program. Another university will roll out a similar program next year. "The extensive media coverage of the Paralympics changed the game completely. I don't think you can underestimate its importance," said Dave Padgen, the national disability-sport development officer for BUCS, the body that promotes sport in higher education. "More resources are being ploughed in and now the challenge is to connect it in the most effective way with disabled people," said Padgen, who also is a former Paralympic javelin thrower.

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