Panagbenga Festival Ablaze With Creativity, Promoting Sustainability

Sustainability blooms at Panagbenga 2024, showcasing recyclables, cleaner streets, and eco-friendly costumes to promote environmental stewardship.

APAC Stevies Names PAGEONE President, Jury Chair Of PR And Comms Category

PAGEONE’s President Vonj Tingson, named chair for APAC Stevie Awards, leading global PR practitioners in evaluating the best of the best of campaigns in Asia Pacific.

STI College Bags PH Quill And Anvil Awards For Initiatives To Mold Future-Ready Graduates

STI College’s holistic education approach receives prestigious awards from PH Quill and Anvil Awards for empowering students and shaping their future success.

DoE, Partners Laud JG Summit’s Merbau Solar Energy Project In Batangas

JG Summit’s Merbau solar project shines as the largest consumer-driven rooftop solar installation, leading the way in renewable energy solutions.

Students Encouraged To Take Up Sports-Related Courses

Students Encouraged To Take Up Sports-Related Courses

How do you feel about this story?


Aside from popular college courses, the University of the Philippines Mindanao (UPMin) encourages students to pursue sports degrees for its burgeoning prominence.

In an interview on Tuesday, Dr. Jezreel Abarca, chairperson of the UPMin Department of Human Kinetics, said sports science offers a wide variety of careers that they can pursue, such as working with programs at the professional, collegiate, and high school levels.

“We aim to produce globally competitive graduates with intercultural skills who are responsive to the need of Mindanao in promoting sports and human movement sciences through an evidence-based approach in instruction, research, extension, and public service,” Abarca said.

Sports-related academic programs aim to equip graduates with the ability to apply concepts of exercise physiology and human bioenergetics in the context of sports performance, physical activity, and injury prevention, she said.

“The students are also taught the socio-cultural aspects of sport and exercise to produce well-rounded practitioners,” she added.

Dr. Lyre Anni Murao, UPMin chancellor, said instituting sports programs provide opportunities for students to explore their careers in sports.

Sports is an option for students, not just traditional career paths like engineering or medicine. Our program allows them to experience sports and include it in their career path,” Murao said.

Sports and fitness practitioners, coordinators, directors, and program heads in Mindanao convened over the weekend to collaborate on strategic actions that would contribute to sustainable sports development programs for Mindanao. (PNA)