8th Asia Pacific Conference on Exercise and Sports Science 2017
Name: Ming Kai CHIN
Position: Professor Dr. and Vice President, Global Affairs and Research
Address: HOPSports, 5890 La Costa Canyon Ct, Las Vegas, NV 89139, USA
Prof. Dr. Ming-kai Chin received his Ph.D. in exercise physiology from University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA in 1985. Previously he served as the Head of Sports Science at the Hong Kong Sports Institute; Head and Principal Lecturer, Department of Physical Education and Sports Science at the Hong Kong Institute of Education; and Professor, School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services, University of Northern Iowa, USA. Currently, he is the Vice President, Global Affairs and Research, HOPSports, Inc., USA. Prof. Chin’s research interests lie in integrated and holistic approaches in the fields of physical activity, sports, exercise science, leisure, health, and technology to promote active living in school and community. An editor of 8 books and author of over 190 publications in scientific and sports journals in English and Chinese, Prof. Chin has offered over 130 keynote and invited presentations, and over 90 conference paper presentations in North America, South America, Africa, Europe and Asia Pacific Region. A Fellow of AIESEP and Research Consortium of SHAPE America, he is one of the four Founders and Former President, Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science (ACESS) and Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Journal of Exercise, Sports Science & Medicine (AJESSM). Prof. Chin is the Co-editor of the new book “Physical Education and Health: Global Perspectives and Best Practice” in 2014 of which scholars of 40 countries are contributing their chapters on the new direction of physical education and health in their respective country. In April 2015, Prof. Chin was awarded the Medail of Manuel Gomes Tubino by FIEP for his contribution of global work in physical education. In 2015 Prof. Chin has been selected as the Founding President, BRICS Council of Exercise & Sports Science (BRICSCESS).
Global Perspectives in New Direction of Physical Activity & Health: The Role and Application of Interactive Technology
Physical education in the past four decades has undergone a transition from a profession with an emphasis on traditional sport skill acquisition to one with a broader emphasis on health related fitness and lifelong physical activity. During the same time period, the epidemic of overweight and obesity has world-wide implications and rapidly emerged in developed countries and is now emerging in developing countries. A major contributing factor to this issue has been shifts in both the dietary and activity patterns of individuals. In 2014, the new book “Physical Education and Health: Global Perspectives and Best Practice” of which scholars of 40 countries are contributing their chapters on the new direction of physical education and health in their respective country. All countries without exception are asking for “changes” in physical education program. This presentation would present the global movement of :changes” through discussions on the Global Forums for Physical Education Pedagogy (GoFPEP 2010-2016) in USA, Germany, South Africa and Turkey; Model Schools and Best Practice; and Interactive Technology. Illustration with practical examples and video clips would be used throughout this presentation. It is an attempt by drawing the linkage these new concepts and application of a holistic health and physical education model as one of the possible means of combating global epidemic of overweight and obesity.