Local and international experts in physical and sports science will converge next week when the University of the Philippines’ College of Human Kinetics (UP-CHK), in partnership with Sport Management Council of the Philippines (SportPhil), holds the first ever three-day international academic sports event in the country.
Over 800 attendees are expected in the 2016 International Conference on Sport Pedagogy, Health, and Wellness (ICSPHW 2016) from November 18 to 20.
“This conference was conceived in 2012. Back then, there were a few experts in the field of physical education and sports science who had the privilege of going to seminars in Hong Kong. Most of us go there, and have become members of the Asian Sports Council,” said UP-CHK Dean Romualdo Dizer.
Dizer discussed the conference with MILO Sports Executive Robbie De Vera, Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) executive director Carlo Abarquez, and Geraldine Bernardo of SportPhil at the Wolfgang Steakhouse inside Resorts World Manila in Pasay City.
The conference’s theme is “P.E. Plus: Retooling Physical Education and School Sports for Inclusion, Development and Competition,” and will be held at the Celebrity Sports Plaza and the UP Diliman campus in Quezon City.
Among the event’s notable speakers are Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science (ACESS) co-founder Prof. Dr. Ming- Kai Chin, German Olympic Sports Confederation’s Prof. Dr. Gudrun Doll-Tepper, and Prof. G L Khanna of India.
The conference is expected to equip attendees with meaningful and substantial lectures and training from distinguished sports scholars from all over the world. It aims to highlight the importance of games, play, and physical activity for the development of students.
The event is looking to attract PE teachers, coaches, instructors, trainers, managers, students, athletes and sports advocates. It is endorsed by the Department of Education, Commission on Higher Education, PSC, and ACESS, among other institutions.