Conference on Sport and Higher Education

Event Date(s): 15/01/2014 - 18/01/2014

Location: Learning Resource Centre

Despite developments in higher education in sport, there remains a significant void with respect to the body of Caribbean-oriented sport research and scholarship which connects to both development of sports and the use of sport for development.  In order to help fill this void as well as rationalise existing local initiatives in higher education, The UWI in collaboration with the First Citizens Sports Foundation will host a conference on sport and higher education from January 15-18th, 2014, titled "Science, Higher Education and Business: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Sports Studies, Research and Development".

The conference targets academics involved in higher education in sport-related areas, students involved in sports education programmes, other higher education practitioners/professionals and sport administrators. It also aims to strengthen the network of tertiary level sport educators in the Caribbean region, improve the quality of sport programmes (both academic and physical), and improve tools used to address situations with regards to student athletes in competitive sport.

Feature speaker is Jay Coakley, Professor Emeritus, Sociology Department, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

Registration is as follows:

On-Site Registration $450.00TTD

Registration day rate $150.00TTD


On-Site Registration $125.00TTD


On-Site Registration $75.00 USD


On-Site Registration $250.00USD


Payments must be made to the Bursar at the Main Administration Building.

Early registration deadline is Monday 16th December, 2013. You may still register after the date, at a higher cost, provided that space is still available. Participants arriving at the conference without having pre-registered are welcome subject to availability. Payment will be required on arrival, and will be subject to a late fee.

For registration and further details, please visit http://sta.uwi.edu/conferences/14/sportstudies/