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Professor Amy Ha, The Chinese University Hong Kong

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Promoting physical activity in primary school students using a whole-school, social-ecological approach

Professor Amy Ha, The Chinese University Hong Kong

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School-based physical education and physical activity interventions can be made more effective when school policy makers and parents of students are actively involved. Based on the social ecological model, we designed a physical activity intervention using a multi-component, whole-school approach, targeting students, their parents, and all school teachers and officials. The intervention includes components such as teacher professional development, addition of school activity routines, free sport equipment, students-only, student-parent and parents-only activity classes, and free activity trackers to encourage participation in PA and to promote self-monitoring of physical activity. Details of project components, and evaluation methods of this large-scale project will be provided in this talk.


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Professor Amy HA is the Associated Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and Professor at the Department of Sports Science and Physical Education, CUHK. She is also the leader of the Sport Pedagogy & Physical Activity Assessment Laboratory at CUHK. Her main research interest is in the area of sport and physical education pedagogy, professionalism of physical education teachers, and the design and evaluation of school-based interventions to promote physical activity and health of schoolchildren. In the past 5 years, she has secured funding from numerous government grants (over GBP 200,000 equivalent), international donations (over GBP 700,000) and local donations (over GBP 5,800,000). She has worked with over 150 local kindergarten, primary, and secondary schools in numerous research or community-based projects.

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