Dear ICSPAH colleagues and friends:
Welcome to the official website of International Chinese Society for Physical Activities and Health (ICSPAH). Our society is a non-profit professional organization. The mission of the Society is to facilitate professional growth and development among its members to promote healthy and physically active lifestyle through strengthening research and education in international communities. Currently the Society has enrolled hundreds of members in the fields of physical activity, physical education, sports and exercise science, and health. I would encourage you browse our website and take advantage of the resources that meet your interests and needs.
From my perspective, the Society has been very successful in growth and development in the recent past. Yet, I think much more can be done in the coming year. As the President of the Society, I have set the following tangible and realistic goals: 1) design a novel interactive website and a permanent seal for the Society; 2) host 2018 ICSPAH Forum in the USA; 3) promote communication and social network with the Society, and facilitate development of early career scholars and graduate students; 4) improve the Society’s financial status through soliciting sponsorship, donations, membership fees, etc.; 5) expand the membership through other venues such as American College of Sports Medicine meeting, and seek greater involvement of scholars from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macaw and Taiwan through a variety of activities and events; and 6) Initiate an ICSPAH Academic Journal.
I consider the role of the Society President a great honor, and one that I will take seriously with wholehearted obligation. I have tremendous passion about this Society from day one since its establishment in 2006. I am confident that I have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to lead the Society move forward in the coming year. Hereby I would like to ask for your help and support for the Society. Together we make the dreams come true!
Zan Gao, PhD
President of ICSPAH
FACSM; Director of Physical Activity Epidemiology Laboratory;
School of Kinesiology, The University of Minnesota;
207 Cooke Hall, 1900 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455;
Office Phone: 612-626-4639 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org