This article aims to examine the perspectives of the university lecturers regarding disability in the faculties of sports science in higher education institutions in Turkey. The characteristic that distinguishes the faculties of sports sciences from other faculties is the density of the application area. Attitudes towards the concept of disability reveal how they influence the individual and professional development of the students with disabilities. In order to develop inclusive education, a qualitative research has been conducted through interviews with six university lecturers. The study is an instrumental case study. A phased data analysis has been performed using a category and code system. The results describe the reasons why the students with disabilities cannot fully participate in inclusive education, the systemic difficulties in the learning and teaching processes, and the perceptions of the university lecturers working in the faculties of sports sciences regarding disability within the system. In this study, the data reveal from the lens of inadequacy that although all students are viewed from the perspective of humanism, the conditions of full inclusion will not mature in some application-based departments like sports sciences, and every department may not be appropriate for every disability type.
Higher education, disability, inclusive education.