ICESSD attained New Heights in 2016 Graduation

In the Olympic year 2016, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Sports Science and Development (ICESSD) has attained Olympic heights with the graduation of 4 Ph.D. students and 17 students receiving the Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Development .

“This has been an exceptional group of students” says Professor Marion Keim, Director of ICESSD, “not only are they all deeply committed to sport and development, but they have collectively inculcated the Olympic Values of Excellence, Respect, Friendship and Fair play in how they relate to each other as a team and throughout all their work. It has been an honour and a pleasure to have worked with each one of them”.



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The Interdisciplinary Centre of Excellence for Sports Science and Development (ICESSD) of the University of the Western Cape (UWC) strives to contribute to the understanding and advancement of sport as a tool for development and peace in South Africa and Africa through high quality research, teaching, community engagement and new technologies to advance the physical, social and economic development and wellbeing of South African and African communities.

It conducts inter- and multidisciplinary research and service programmes, teaching and training of the next generation of sport leaders by providing continuing education opportunities in the field of sport and health sciences and community development, peace building and wellness. It also provides performance enhancement services to emerging athletes and coaches from traditionally underserved communities and it pursues Community Outreach through its inter- and multidisciplinary community service programme with a focus on youth development, peace, health and wellness and professional development, coaching assistance, liaising with federations, sport clubs, schools and community organizations and the provision of holistic community sport leaders programmes, internships and participatory research opportunities.


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