Kinesiology as An Academic Discipline

A Stream on “Kinesiology as An Academic Discipline”
as part of the 15th Annual International Conference on Sport & Exercise Science
29-31 July & 1 August 2019, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Sports

The Sports, Leisure & Recreation Unit of ATINER is organizing a Stream on “Kinesiology as An Academic Discipline” as part of the 15th Annual International Conference on Sport & Exercise Science, 29-31 July & 1 August 2019, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of Sports.

In several universities, Kinesiology is an established mainstream undergraduate program, producing graduates that pursue advanced degrees within the sub-specialties that constitute its foundation or in related fields.  As a consequence of the rich and varied pedagogical pathways within the general curriculum of Kinesiology programs, graduates are often disparate members of epistemic communities with incongruent skills and career goals. The lack of homogeneity and specificity among graduates not only inhibits the establishment of a clear and concise statement of core competencies among graduates but adds to the confusion in the broader external community of the role of Kinesiologists as healthcare providers.

Despite the best intentions of those who have gone before us, most health professionals and many academics do not understand the discipline of Kinesiology nor the potential role for Kinesiologists within the cadre of healthcare providers. By bringing together scholars with views and experiences about how best to introduce the discipline of Kinesiology in the undergraduate curriculum we may strengthen its relative importance within health jurisdictions and increase recognition of its scope of practice and core competencies across health professions and academic disciplines.

This stream will provide an opportunity for ontological exploration of Kinesiology as an autonomous academic discipline within the undergraduate curriculum in preparing graduates as healthcare providers, or as graduates of  specialized programs with a generalized set of core competencies.

You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer of a session, or observer.

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A Greek night of entertainment with dinner, a special one-day cruise to selected Greek islands, an archaeological tour of Athens and a one-day visit to Delphi. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 30 June 2019 to: Dr. William Montelpare, Professor and Margaret & Wallace McCain Chair in Human Development and Health, Faculty of Applied Human Sciences, University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), Canada.  Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

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