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AIESEP 2019: Call for Abstracts

October 3, 2018

AIESEP 2019 Adelphi, NY is now accepting abstracts for the following presentation formats: 

  • oral paper presentation
  • electronic poster presentation
  • round table discussion
  • symposium

 The deadline for submission is January 7, 2019. 

For more information on submission guidelines and instructions, please visit the conference website at

About the 2019 International Conference

The 2019 AIESEP conference theme is Building Bridges for Physical Activity and Sport in order to inspire partnerships, connections and shared opportunities for physical education and lifelong physical activity, play and sport through institutions of higher education, schools and communities.

The 2019 scientific program invites research, research applications, and theoretical presentations from multiple perspectives on physical education, sport pedagogy, physical activity and exercise for young children, youth and adults.  We hope to share our knowledge and understanding, and to build relationships, foster international and inter-professional collaborations, and explore new perspectives for future endeavors. 

The following sub themes will be explored through the 2019 conference:

  • Physical Education and Physical Literacy
  • Professional Preparation for Health and Physical Education, Sport, and Physical Activity.
  • Physical Activity and Public Health
  • Social-Emotional Learning through Physical Activity and Sport
  • Youth and Community Development
  • Maximal Individual and Team Performance

 Click here to access AIESEP 2019 International Conference website. 

AIESEP 2018 World Congress Award Winners

August 15, 2018

AIESEP would like to extend a congratulations to all of the AIESEP 2018 World Congress award winners! 

AIESEP Fellow:  Congratulations to Dr Marcus Gerber, Basel University as 2018 AIESEP Scholar.  Consider nominating distinguished academic scholars for 2019.

AIESEP Young Scholars: Three early career academics who were recipients of 2018 AIESEP Young Scholar Award presented their research in Edinburgh.  Their energy and professionalism was infectious:

  • Jennifer Breithecker, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Augsburg, Germany
  • João Martins, Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Portugal
  • Risto Marttinen , Assistant Professor, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia USA

Call for 2019 Young Scholars in the autumn on the AIESEP webpage.  Consier nominating early career scholars for the award.  Criteria for the award are noted here.

AIESEP Poster Awards: 

1st Place: Debra Vinci, Christopher Wirth, Alexandra Venezia
& Jordan Freeze

Walker finds his wiggles: Formative process in developing a picture book to foster physical literacy in young children

2nd Place: TanjianLiang & Melissa Parker

Physical education teacher candidates’ development of caring relationships

3rd Place: Jonas Wibowo & Claus Krieger

When and how do teachers cooperate? An interview study in the context of school internships in Physical Education Teacher Education

New AIESEP Board of Directors 2018-2022

August 15, 2018

The AIESEP Board of Directors is elected every four years at the AIESEP General Assembly. The 2018-2022 Board of Directors is comprised of 12 delegates of member institutions and 4 individual member delegates. 

Congratulations to the newly elected AIESEP Board of Directors: 

Institutional Members

CARRARO, Attilio (representing University of Padua)

CHAMBERS, Fiona (representing University College Cork)

CHANG, Chin-wei (representing National Taiwan Normal University)

CLOES, Marc (representing University of Liège) (President)

CZARNIECKA, Renata (representing The Josef Pilsudski University of Physical Education)

HA, Amy Sau-Ching (representing Chinese University of Hong Kong)

HEINIKARO JOHANSSON, Pilvikki (representing University of Jyväskylä)

MACPHAIL, Ann (representing University of Limerick) (Secretary General)

MCCUAIG, Louise (representing University of Queensland)

ONOFRE, Marcos (representing University of Lisbon)

PÜHSE, Uwe (representing University of Basel) (Treasurer)

TURCOTTE, Sylvain (representing University of Sherbrroke)


Individual Members






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