The University of the West Indies will host a conference on the theme ‘Physical Literacy: Gender Science, and Sport for Development'.

Notwithstanding the central role that sport has had in the Caribbean region and all the achievements that sportspersons have realised, there has not been a sufficient paralleled growth of the science of sport in the region. In continuing to drive this impetus, the University of the West Indies (St. Augustine) in conjunction with the First Citizen's Sport Foundation will host its 2nd biennial Interdisciplinary Conference on Sport Studies and Higher Education under the theme ‘Physical Literacy: Gender Science, and Sport for Development' at the University of the West Indies - St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago from 13-15 January 2016.

This conference will contribute to the development of research and scholarship on sport which can support programmes of sport in tertiary and higher education institutions. Such knowledge would also support the needs of athletes, sporting and fitness professionals, organisations and practitioners at all levels of society, bringing into focus a new evidence-based approach to sport. We in the Caribbean, recognise the importance and potential of sport as a vehicle that has allowed our citizens to reach the highest levels of human achievement. In short, sport has already proven its merit for our societies and as such its impact and potential within these societies needs to be studied.

This conference is geared towards:

  • Academics involved in higher education in sport-related areas
  • Students involved in sports education programmes
  • Other higher education practitioners/professionals
  • Sport administrators

For further information:

Please contact the Conference Secretariat at:
By e-mail: [email protected]
By telephone: (868) 662-2002 ext 83808


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