The University of the Philippines’ College of Human Kinetics (UP-CHK) has partnered with Sport Management Council of the Philippines (SportPhil) to organize the 2016 International Conference on Sport Pedagogy, Health, and Wellness (ICSPHW 2016), and preparations are underway for a packed three-day international academic sporting event to be held in the Philippines.

ICSPHW 2016, with its theme “P.E. Plus: Retooling Physical Education and School Sports for Inclusion, Development and Competition,” will be held from November 18 to 20, 2016, at the Celebrity Sports Plaza and the UP campus, in Quezon City.

Equipped with meaningful and substantial lectures and training from distinguished sports scholars from all over the world, including the Philippines, the conference aims to highlight the importance of games, play, and physical activity for the development of students. It is looking to attract P.E. teachers, coaches, instructors, trainers, managers, students, athletes, and sports advocates. 

“This year’s conference promises to equip attendees with the latest pedagogy and workshops as well as opportunities to showcase their research papers and posters,” UP-CHK Dean Ronualdo Dizer says. Since 2012, UP-CHK has been organizing the National Conference on Sport Pedagogy, well-attended by physical educators, sport science practitioners, coaches and human movement specialists from all over the Philippines.

Now going international, the conference has a bevy of more than 20 foreign and local speakers, an expected attendance of over 850 participants, and has been endorsed by the Department of Education, Commission on Higher Education, Philippine Sports Commission, and the Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science, among other institutions.

ICSPHW 2016 is presented by MILO Philippines, co-presented by PACE Magazine x freyo, with Mama Sita’s as official sponsor, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Manila, Cebuana Lhuillier, GoldToe and Delos Santos Medical Center as assisting sponsors, and ABS-CBN as chief media partner, and the Philippine Star and as official media partners. Notable speakers include: ACESS co-founder Prof. Dr. Ming-Kai Chin, German Olympic Sports Confederation’s Prof. Dr. Gudrun Doll-Tepper, and Prof. G L Khanna of India.

P.E. Plus is the International Conference on Sport Pedagogy, Health, and Wellness 2016’s official theme. For more information and tickets, visit,, or call +63977 831 8749.