9th E.W. Barker Professorship Public Lecture by Professor Neil Armstrong - Activity, Fitness, Fatness, and Youth Sport: Ten Myths and Evidence-based Physical Education

9th E.W. Barker Professorship Public Lecture by Professor Neil Armstrong - Activity, Fitness, Fatness, and Youth Sport: Ten Myths and Evidence-based Physical Education

Date & Time

15 March 2016, 18:30 - 15 March 2016, 21:00

Venue

Lecture Theatre 1 National Institute of Education 1 Nanyang Walk Singapore 637616

Department

NIE
Physical Education & Sports Science (PESS)

Category

Public Lecture

Events Details

This presentation will analyse children’s physical activity, physical fitness, and participation in youth sport. It will scrutinise the evidence underpinning current guidelines for young people’s physical activity and physical fitness, critique their assessment and interpretation, and discuss current levels of activity and fitness in youth. It will discuss sport on a level playing field during growth and maturation and explore the rationale for participation in team games as part of physical education. The potential impact of scientific data on school physical education, and physical education across the lifespan will be addressed with a focus on the development of an evidence-based curriculum. Health-related activity and fitness will be emphasised with some current myths challenged.

About the Speaker

Professor Neil Armstrong is a Professor of Paediatric Physiology from the University of Exeter. He graduated from Loughborough University with BEd and MSc degrees and earned his PhD and higher doctorate (DSc) at the University of Exeter. In 2013, he received a Doctor of Sciences (ScD) Honoris Causa from the University of Coimbra in Portugal and a Doctor of Laws (LLD) Honoris Causa from Brock University in Canada. Professor Armstrong has authored/edited 16 books, contributed ~100 book chapters, and published ~220 scientific, peer-reviewed papers (>8600 citations) on paediatric physiology and children’s health and well-being. He has been invited to make keynote presentations in 44 countries and has co-authored ~600 presentations to international and national conferences. Professor Armstrong led the physiology team in the development of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s guidelines for training elite young athletes and has acted as an ‘expert consultant’ to the IOC and ‘core member’ on two subsequent Consensus Statements. He has been a member or chair of numerous International Expert Committees focused on the promotion of children’s sport, activity, fitness and health. He has chaired the Board of European Pediatric Work Physiology since 2005. An active sportsman in his youth, Professor Armstrong represented England at under-15, under-18 and university level and played professional football for 10 years.

RSVP at pess@nie.edu.sg
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