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Wheelchair rugby at university: an experience report of State University of Campinas

The wheelchair rugby (WR) is a paralympic Sport played by people with physical disabilities and its growth is related to university participation. This study described the WR development at university, through a case study at Physical Education College of Unicamp. The WR is related to learning, researching and extension; due the contact with the sport, conducting research; practical experience and approach to community. The university extension is a important opportunity to practical experience and approach to community of Physical Education students. Due the approaching to science, the work with WR is consistent, reaching good sports results.

Wheelchair rugby; Physical education; Paralympic sport; University extension

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