“Sport and professional identity in Physical Education: where we came from and where we are moving forward”. This was the theme of the VIII Forum on Physical Activity, Quality of Life and Health Promotion, held by the Physical Education course, last Saturday (23/09), at Campus Cabula. The program had the participation of teachers, students and professionals in Physical Education and related areas, with the aim of promoting broad discussion about the importance of sports practices for the training and performance of Physical Education professionals. On September 22nd, the III Meeting of Graduates of the Physical Education course was held, via the Zoom platform. The event focused on "Sport in promoting health", exploring how practicing sports can transform lives in all age groups – from children to the elderly.
The program opened with the lecture "Intertwinements between Physical Education and Sport: historical aspects beyond temporality", given by guest professor Coriolano Pereira da Rocha Júnior. In addition to other round tables, the event also saw the presentation of the Prof. Hélio Campos to the honorees Alexandre Ávila and Verônica Almeida. The activities ended with the launch of the book “Physical Education of Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública – Scientific research practice at undergraduate level”, volume 3.
"The true essence of Physical Education goes beyond physical exercise. Paulo Freire emphasizes the importance of developing critical awareness and the ability to analyze. In Physical Education, this means encouraging students to question, explore and understand the complex interactions between the body , the mind and society", declared the course coordinator, prof. Clarcson Plácido, in his opening speech. The event coordinator, professor Paula Araújo, explained that the theme was chosen with the aim of strengthening the course's identity: "We understand that sport is part of a discussion of health, social construction and promotion of quality of life. So, sport within Physical Education is a discussion of identity of who we are".
VIII Forum on Physical Activity, Quality of Life and Health Promotion
The events bring discussions about the sport and its influence on the formation and performance of the Physical Education professional.
The publication is co-authored by professor Clarcson Plácido and students from the research group Metabolic Diseases, Physical Exercise and Health Technologies – METS.
Assessment considers the performance of undergraduates in relation to the syllabus provided in the curricular guidelines.