SPEACH in Jordan

Dr. Karen Petry, President of ENSE, participated in the 2nd International Dead Sea Conference on Sport and Health Science in Jordan from the 1st until the 3rd of November 2017. The conference, which was organized by the Sports Faculty of the University of Jordan in Amman in cooperation with the Sports Institute of the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg and the DAAD, was titled “Challenge of Change” and served as a platform for setting up a sports science network with Arab and European partners.

Approximately 120 sports scientists mainly from Jordan and other Arab countries (Tunisia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia) as well as from Brazil and Japan participated in the conference. As part of her lecture, Dr. Karen Petry presented the results of the EU-funded SPEACH project (Sport, Education and Coaching in Health) and discussed possibilities of the implementation the SPEACH Modules with the conference delegates.

The SPEACH Project aims to educate future sport professionals by developing ‘Health Enhancing Physical Activity’ (HEPA) modules that can be integrated in existing Physical Education and Sport Coaching programmes. The project is slated to run until the end of 2017 and more information can be found on its website.