Physical Education, Sports, Recreation and Dance Congress from Nişantaşı University

  " We should direct 19 million children to sports "

The 1st International Physical Education, Sports, Recreation and Dance Congress organized by Nişantaşı University brought together researchers, academicians, students and professionals from all over the world. By undertaking the organization of the congress, Faculty Member Dr. Umut Başoğlu "There are 19 million children between the ages of 0-14 and 23 percent of them are obese. Coaches, club managers and local managers should come together and mobilize the children,".

The 1st International Physical Education, Sports, Recreation and Dance Congress, organized by the School of Physical Education and Sports, started at Nişantaşı University Maslak 1453 NeoTech Campus. At the congress, which will last 3 days, researchers and academicians from the field of dance, sports and recreation will present their papers. Throughout the congress, panel, dance shows and exhibitions will be organized, as well as workshops and Istanbul city trips.


By noting that the sport supports working together, Nişantaşı University Rector. Prof. Dr. Esra Hatipoğlu said, "Apart from individual sports, sport is a branch of science that supports collaboration and coordination. In this respect, it should be supported too. Although we are often successful in individual jobs, when we try to act together, everyone wants to work on their specialized job." By telling that families become aware about sports, Prof. Dr. Hatipoğlu said, "When we were students, our families were trying to impose us that doing sports is equivalent to not having a good profession. They were telling that uou can't have a good profession if you take your time on sport. I see that modern families are much more conscious and supportive. In fact, it is useful to say that sports will affect us positively in every field.".


By emphasizing that a foundation university hosted a sports science congress for the first time, Nişantaşı University School of Physical Education and Sports Founding Director Dr. Umut Başoğlu said, "We are proud and honored to host this event. We started with a combination of physical education, sports, recreation and dance in the congress. Recreation and sports are a combination that is rarely used in our country. We tried to bring this to the forefront and also the dance is also little known. We tried to include the performance part of the dance in this business. We melted it all in the same pot and presented it for discussion at a congress."


By emphasizing that the required significance is not given to physical education lessons, Dr. Umut Başoğlu continued as follows:

"There are 19 million children between the ages of 0-14 and 23 percent of them are obese. We are a country that featuring transfer of athletes but not raising them in the long term. Our resources may run out one day, but our own source is human. If we increase the value and education given to people, we will also achieve success there. Our aim here is that scientific congresses are places where scientific people come together and present their work to each other. This business should return to the field. In other words, it is important that the coach, the club manager, the local managers come and receive something from here, reflect what they receive from here and mobilize those 19 million children."

In the congress that will last for 3 days, 255 special papers and nearly 30 scientific papers will be presented. Sessions will be held in subjects such as recreation, coaching, movement, training, sports management, psychosocial subjects in sports, technology in sports, sports engineering. On the last day of the congress, the historical beauty of Istanbul will be evaluated during the trip with the participants.

Release date: 09.05.2018