Prof. Dr. Ming-Kai Chin

Sustainability and Creativity: Promoting Global Physical Activity and Holistic Health for Children and Community through WSCC and UNSDG 17

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 indicated that they have child obesity problem and are asking for “changes” in physical education and physical activity  program. A global movement of “changes” were initiated from the Global Forums for Physical Education Pedagogy (GoFPEP 2010-2016) in USA, Germany, South Africa and Turkey focusing on  interactive technology, community networking, and model schools and best/good practice. Levels of overall physical activity have been shown to decline across childhood, even though physical activity is associated with health, physical and mental benefits. Implementing classroom-based physical activity (e.g Brain Breaks®) has received a great deal of attention, promising to improve not only activity and fitness levels, but also academic achievement and positive classroom behaviors. The Foundation of Global Community Health (GCH) was founded in 2017 and its mission is “To Improve Community Health and Wellness Worldwide by Promoting Physical, Social and Emotional Health and Safety through Evidenced and Culturally Relevant School-Based Intervention Strategies”. By expanding the model schools concept formulated on CDC’s Whole School Whole Community Whole Child (WSCC) Model, GCH intends to empower children worldwide to become creators, collaborators and contributors to the global network through social media and technology to improve their holistic wellness as a whole person. Illustrations through model schools with integration of WSCC and UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), especailly SDG #3 Good Health and Well-Being and SDG #4 Quality Education through Brain Breaks® under GCH will be presented. 

Prof. Dr. Ming-Kai CHIN

CHAIR AND PRESENTER

Founder, ICPE
Founder and President, The Foundation for Global Community Health (GCH)
Founding and Immediate Past President, BRICS Council of Exercise & Sports Science (BRICSCESS)
Co-Founder & Former President Asian Council of Exercise & Sports Science (ACESS)
Vice President, Global Affairs & Research HOPSports Inc., USA

 

HONG KONG – CHINA
chinmingkai@yahoo.com

 

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 Kinesiology, Allied Health and Human 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).. 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 elected as the Founding President, BRICS Council of Exercise & Sports Science (BRICSCESS) and is the Founder and President, The Foundation For Global Community Health (GCH) in partnership with UN Global Sustainable Index Institute (UNGSII) to promote the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to 193 countries.