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The UWI Faculty of Sport introduces Programmes for 2019/2020 Academic Year

For Release Upon Receipt - May 6, 2019

St. Augustine

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce that, for the 2019/2020 Academic Year, the St. Augustine Academy of Sport will offer three Programmes under its regional Faculty of Sport (FSP). 

Two of the programmes are new - BSc Sport Coaching and BSc Sport Kinetics - while the Certificate in the Art and Science of Coaching had previously been offered. Operating via the Sport Academies at each of The UWI’s four Campuses and using the ‘One University’ approach, students at the St. Augustine Campus will have access to the best lecturers and specialists available at all the campuses. Some classes will be cross-faculty or even cross-campus, placing UWI at the forefront of tertiary level sport development, sport academics, and physical education in the Caribbean.

The FSP was officially launched two years ago as a single Faculty across all four campuses of The University of the West Indies - Cave Hill, Mona, Open, and St. Augustine. It operates on each Campus through an Academy of Sport. 

Head of the St. Augustine Academy of Sport, Professor Funso Aiyejina, encourages all interested persons to register for the FSP Programmes so as to be a ‘game changer’ for sport. “Come and learn at an institution with the research capabilities, up-to-date knowledge of sport, and world-class facilities to make you into a highly competitive athlete, sport administrator, coach or scholar,” he added.

For more information, please email at the St. Augustine Campus Academy of Sport. For more information on the Faculty of Sport, please visit or click here. 


Notes to Editor

What is the Academy of Sport?

An Academy in the university-wide Faculty of Sport is akin to a Department in other Faculties. While the emphasis of each Academy varies based on its academic, professional, and administrative strengths as well as physical facilities, they all focus on the following three core areas of sport: 

• Academic programmes and related activities 

• Sporting activities

• Outreach 

The major objective for each Academy is to develop and deliver programmes that will contribute to the production of world leaders in sport.

How does the St Augustine Academy of Sport relate to SPEC? 

SPEC provides the sporting facilities on site. These facilities support the new sport programmes offered by the Faculty of Sport, through the St. Augustine Academy of Sport. 

SPEC does not offer academic programmes.

About The UWI

Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged, regional University with well over 40,000 students. Today, The UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology, Social Sciences and Sport. The UWI’s seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation. Website: 

(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)