Updated: Oct 4, 2021
Professor Cindy Sit gives a talk to the Global Schools Community on Empowering Children with Disabilities through Adapted Physical Activity
On September 25th, 2021, Professor Cindy Sit gave an interactive talk to Global Schools Advocates on the importance of designing inclusive physical activities for children with disabilities. Her talk centered on SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being, and other core tenants of Education for Sustainable Development, such as team-working, problem-solving, collaboration, and critical thinking.
Professor Sit took the Advocates through the international classification of health conditions; the World Health Organization's 2020 guidelines on Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior; participation in disability sports; adapted physical activity; promoting physical activity using the STEP principles; and much more. She also discussed her project, the Jockey Club "Sports without Limits" Youth Empowerment Programme, which engages students in adapted physical education, introduces adapted sports, and provides professional training for teachers and educators on adapted physical education.
The Global Schools Program is grateful to have hosted Professor Cindy Sit and thanks her for sharing her interventions with the Global Schools Advocates.
Professor Cindy Sit is the Chairperson and Professor of the Department of Sports Science and Physical Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a Fellow of the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA) and Fellow of the Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine and Sports Science (HKASMSS). Cindy directs the Exercise Psychology and Motor Learning Laboratory, which focuses on investigations of physical activity and participation motivation, and the development and assessment of the impacts of physical activity interventions on physical and psychosocial health of children with disabilities. Currently, she is the President of the Asian Society for Adapted Physical Education and Exercise (ASAPE) and President-Elect of IFAPA. She has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers and is committed to empowering children with disabilities to develop good health and well-being through adapted physical activity.
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