Higher Education

Higher Education

SPPU conference on sports, nutrition and lifestyle disorders in February

PUBLISH DATE 9th November 2017

The physical education department at Savitribai Phule Pune University has planned a three-day conference on its subject of expertise as well as related fields between February 15 and 17, 2018.

The conference is aimed at understanding the importance of a healthy way of life while also discussing the increasing number of lifestyle disorders prevalent today , said the organizers.

“We want to provide a platform to students, teachers, sports enthusiasts, experts, etc, to exchange ideas.There is so much coming up in fields such as physical education, sports science, yoga education and the fitness industry . The conference is aimed at bringing all of this together,“ said B R Shejwal, former head of the physical education department and a member of the organizing committee. At the conference, participants will deliberate on themes related to wellness and lifestyle, Information Technology in physical education, sports engineering, sports law, sports journalism, allied sciences, etc.

Talking about the need for an integrated approach to sports, professor Vishnu Pethkar of the physical education department said, “The problem is we concentrate funding on competitive sports, not on developing a sports culture. We need an entire to society participate in some kind of sport for a healthy lifestyle. Plus, when it comes to international-level sports, apart from coaching, nutrition, lifestyle and fitness are equally important.“

Those interested in participating in the conference can submit their abstracts before December 20. Online registration is a must.

For further details, please visit http:www.unipunedpe.in.