Organizer – Department of Sports Science and Physical Education, Faculty of Education,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

In line with the University’s mission and vision, the Department of Science and Physical Education is committed to academic excellence and professional relevance in Hong Kong society. To enhance continuously the quality of our mission, the department actively engages in research projects that investigate issues specifically related to sports and physical activities; and their influence on health from different perspectives. Our research not only links us to the international scientific community but also influences local professionals in the fields of sports, exercise, and health-related industries, including school and out-of-school settings.

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Physical Education and Social Issues, and Children’s Physical Activity

Professor Amy Ha and her research team are working on projects examining social and psychological factors that affect health-related physical activity (PA) participation and engagement in physical education in secondary school students. Besides helping physical education teachers adopt student perspectives in their teaching, the results of these studies also allow the team to begin a series of studies using family-based strategies, which successfully involve the participation of other family members and promote sustained behavioral change.

 

 

 

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Supporter – The Coca-Cola Foundation 

Founded in 1984, The Coca-Cola Foundation has awarded more than $650 million to support global sustainable community initiatives, including water stewardship, community recycling, active healthy living, and education. For more information about The Coca-Cola Foundation, please go to website

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Skipping to Happiness Program 

As a keen advocate of active healthy living, The Coca-Cola Foundation has been sponsoring the Hong Kong Rope Skipping Association, China (HKRSA) and Department of Sports Science and Physical Education (SSPE), Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) since 2010 to promote rope skipping. The collaboration engages students and teachers from primary and secondary schools with acrobatic rope skipping activities, to encourage students to skip regularly and help them understand the importance of energy balance. 

  • Promote acrobatic rope skipping activity and healthy active lifestyle to all primary and secondary school students in Hong Kong
  • Encourage local young people to acquire rope skipping skills and develop a habit of exercising regularly
  • Reinforce the importance of energy balance
  • Evaluate the physical and mental impacts of acrobatic rope skipping in young people
  • Enhance teenagers’ social and communications skills to achieve balanced body-mind development by participating in the Demo Cup