Monday, November 21, 2016

International Sport Pedagogy Conference 2016

The University of the Philippines’ College of Human Kinetics (UP-CHK), in partnership with Sport Management Council of the Philippines (SportPhil), led the first ever 3-day international academic sports event in the Philippines, the 2016 International Conference on Sport Pedagogy, Health, and Wellness (ICSPHW 2016).

ICSPHW 2016, with a theme, entitled “P.E. Plus: Retooling Physical Education and School Sports for Inclusion, Development and Competition,” was held from November 18 to 20, 2016, at the Celebrity Sports Plaza and the UP Diliman campus, in Quezon City.

Equipped with meaningful and substantial lectures and training from distinguished sports scholars from all over the world, including the Philippines, the conference highlighted the importance of games, play, and physical activity for the development of students. It attracted P.E. teachers, coaches, instructors, trainers, managers, students, athletes and sports advocates.

Presented by beverage brand MILO Philippines, the conference had a bevy of 20+ foreign and local speakers and has been endorsed by the Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), and the Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science (ACESS), among other institutions.

“We at MILO believe that active students are active learners; and that physical activity can help improve performance in the classroom. For years, MILO’s grassroots sports programs have contributed to giving Filipino youth a fit and healthy lifestyle,” said Robbie De Vera, MILO Sports Executive. “MILO’s support for ICSPHW 2016 solidified our commitment to empower sports and P.E. instructors who play a significant role in youth development.”

ICSPHW 2016 was presented by MILO Philippines, co-presented by PACE Magazine x freyo, with Mama Sita’s as official sponsor, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Manila, Cebuana Lhuillier, GoldToe and Delos Santos Medical Center as assisting sponsors, ABS-CBN as chief media partner, and the Philippine Star and MultiSport.ph as official media partners. Notable speakers include: 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.

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