8th Asia Pacific Conference on Exercise and Sports Science 2017
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Shihui CHEN
Former Secretary General, ACESS
Former President, Asian Society of Adapted Physical Education and Exercises
Head, Department of Kinesiology
Texas A& M University, Texarkana
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Shihui Chen earned his first MS in Pedagogy of Physical Education from Beijing Sports University, China, second M.S. Degree in Adapted Physical Education from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, and the PhD Degree in Adapted Physical Education (Exercise Therapy for Elderly) from the University of New Mexico, USA. Dr. Chen was a tenure associate professor and a graduate faculty member at the University of Texas Pan American before he came to Hong Kong Institute Education in 2002. He is currently the adjunct professor at Education University of Hong Kong, and the associate professor of department of Kinesiology at TAMUT. He is the former president of Asian Society of Adapted Physical Education (ASAPE), and the former Secretary General of Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science (ACESS). Dr. Chen is the Research Fellow of the Research Consortium under the AAHPERD, and is a Certified Adapted Physical Educator (CAPE). Dr. Chen’s research interests are in adapted physical education, health-related physical fitness assessment and evaluation, and exercise therapy for middle age and elderly people, information technology in education, biomechanics of Paralympics sports. Dr. Chen has successful received more than 20 research, TDG and Knowledge transfer grants, and has published more than 70 research articles in referred journals since year of 2000.
Issues and Future Development of Adapted Physical Activity in HK and Mainland China
The movement of inclusion has brought significant changes in student population and school settings. The changing of teaching approaches toward focusing on health and fitness of students with disabilities have challenged our professional training to redefine our teachers’ role, new vision and responsibilities in providing quality education for our children with special needs in both special education school and regular school settings. This presentation will, therefore, review some of these issues, and address problems and difficulties that currently Hong Kong and Mainland China are facing, and discuss the direction that related to the future development of APA for students with special needs. The presentation will focus on: International APA scope of service; APA and health promotion; APA and more inclusive teacher training model; and integration of APA & exercises rehabilitation.