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Prof. Sarpong of UEW Appointed as Coordinator for ICHPER-SD in West Africa

UEW Lecturer Appointed as a Coordinator for ICHPER-SD in West Africa
Published: Mon, 12/04/2023 - 17:12

Prof. Emmanuel Osei Sarpong, Ag. Dean, Faculty of Health, Allied Sciences and Home Economics Education, University of Education, Winneba (UEW), has been named as the new Coordinator for the West Africa Zone by the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Sports, and Dance (ICHPER-SD).

His appointment comes as part of a broader leadership reshuffle within ICHPER-SD's Africa Region, aligning with the organisation's new vision and goals. Professor Sarpong's appointment as the Coordinator for the West Africa Zone is a testament to his distinguished scholarship and outstanding contributions to the field.

As the newly appointed Coordinator, Professor Sarpong is entrusted with the pivotal task of spearheading ICHPER-SD programmes in the West Africa Zone. This includes not only driving the organisation's initiatives but also fostering active participation from professional colleagues in the region.  

One of the key responsibilities bestowed upon Professor Sarpong is to encourage and facilitate the establishment of ICHPER-SD branches in the countries under his purview. This move is anticipated to foster a stronger network of professionals dedicated to advancing health, physical education, sports, and dance in the West Africa Zone.

In response to his appointment, Professor Sarpong expressed his gratitude and commitment to elevating ICHPER-SD's influence in the region. "I am honored to have been chosen for this crucial role, and I am dedicated to working collaboratively with colleagues to strengthen the presence of ICHPER-SD in West Africa. Through our collective efforts, we aim to make significant strides in promoting health, physical education, sports, and dance across the region," he remarked.

With his extensive background and proven track record, there is widespread anticipation that the West Africa Zone will emerge as a hub for innovation and excellence in health, physical education, sports, and dance under his guidance.

The appointment of Professor Sarpong stands as a testament to the organisation's commitment to fostering collaboration and driving positive change in the field. As he assumes his role, expectations are high, and the West Africa Zone anticipates a new era of growth and development under his leadership within the ICHPER-SD community.

Prof. Emmanuel Osei Sarpong is a distinguished professional in the field of education, an accomplished exercise scientist, a certified football coach, and a recognised physical fitness instructor. His academic journey culminated in the attainment of a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Human Kinetics (Specialisation in Sports and Exercise Physiology) from the University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.

Presently, Prof. Sarpong holds the position of Acting Dean within the Faculty of Health, Allied Sciences, and Home Economics Education. Notably, he serves as Ghana's Ambassador to the International Trainers Course (ITK), a prestigious postgraduate programme in sports medicine at the University of Leipzig in Germany. This role involves mentoring and training sports coaches and administrators to excel in their respective fields.

His extensive research portfolio reflects Prof. Sarpong's dedication to contributing valuable insights to the field. His areas of expertise include physical activity for health development, sports injuries, energy for physical activity, nutrition, and sports performance.

As an active member of professional associations, Prof. Sarpong is affiliated with the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), the British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences (BASES), ICHPER-SD, and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). These memberships underscore his commitment to staying abreast of the latest advancements in education, sports science, and physical fitness.

Prof. Sarpong's multifaceted roles and rich academic background position him as a luminary in the realms of education, sports science, and physical fitness. His leadership and contributions are expected to have a profound impact on the advancement of these fields both nationally and internationally.



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