Welcome to the IPC Academy

The IPC Academy is a partnership between the IPC and the World Academy of Sport and is the education division of the IPC. The Academy brings individuals together to improve educational standards of sport throughout the Paralympic Movement and ensures that executives, administrators and officials have an educational centre that is sensitive to their needs and in touch with trends and developments, providing world class programmes.

The IPC Academy has a focused team continually enhancing programmes to ensure they remain world leading and specific to the Paralympic family's needs.

This programme introduces the International Paralympic Committee, its roles, structure and history as well as the key principles of Classification which are applicable for all Paralympic sports. It provides an important education programme for all those interested in the Paralympic Movement and Paralympic sport. Go to programme >>>
This course is designed for qualified coaches who have previous experience in training able-bodied athletes and now are shifting to train athletes with impairments. Para sport training requires extensive knowledge and skills in many fields such as training principles, exercise physiology and sports psychology. Go to programme >>>
Every Paralympic athlete undergoes classification comprising a physical assessment, a technical assessment and observation during competition. The first requirement for a person to become a World Para Athletics Classifier is to take the World Para Athletics Classification on-line programme. The programme details the essential information required to become a knowledgable classifier. Go to programme >>>
Officials in athletics competitions have responsibilities to ensure the competition is run fairly and within the rules. In this respect, Officials in IPC events face a set of unique challenges. From considering the qualities of a good official through to the understanding of specific rules applied to track and field events, communication skills and the structure of a Paralympic competition, this programme contains the information required to become a knowledgable Technical Official. Go to programme >>>
Every Paralympic swimmer undergoes classification comprising a physical assessment, a technical assessment and observation during competition. The first requirement for a person to become an IPC Swimming Classifier is to take the IPC Swimming Classification on-line programme. The programme details the essential information required to become a knowledgable classifier. Go to programme >>>
Officials in swimming competitions have responsibilities to ensure the competition is run fairly and within the rules. In this respect, Officials in IPC events face a set of unique challenges. From considering the qualities of a good official through to the understanding of specific rules applied to track and field events, communication skills and the structure of a Paralympic competition, this programme contains the information required to become a knowledgable Technical Official. Go to programme >>>