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QU Sport Science Program organize Research Day 2019 | Qatar University

QU Sport Science Program organize Research Day 2019


The Sport Science Program (SSP) at Qatar University College of Arts and Sciences (QU-CAS) organized Research Day 2019, which brought faculty and undergraduate students together to share recent research advances in the field of sport science. It was also an occasion for students to present their senior projects in poster format and highlight the research activities of the SSP to a wider audience.

In this year’s edition, 39 SSP senior students presented their research projects on various topics ranging from exercise and health, physical activity and physical education, sport, psychology, cognition and well-being, sport performance and fitness and training, to sport management, social inclusion, gender and culture.

Attendees from Qatar’s national sport organizations are President of Qatar Women’s Sports Committee (QWSC), Lolwa Hussein Al Marri; Qatar Olympic Academy Executive Director and Education Committee Member in The Olympic Council of Asia, Saif Mohammed Al Noaimi; and Director of Protocol and International Relations at Qatar National Olympic Committee, Mashaal Ibrahim Al-Nasr.

First-place winners of the best posters of 2019 are Mohammad Shoaib Prince for his research on ‘Dynamic stretching alone can impair slower velocity isokinetic performance of young male handball players of at least 24 hours’ and Ghada Jebali for her research on ‘Effects of physical activity practiced after school on cognitive performance in scientific disciplines in female students.’

Winning second place are Adel Ahrari who conducted research on ‘The effect of physical educators on encouraging students to do physical activity outside of school: The mediating role of perceived importance of students’ belief’ and Somaia Gabor for her research on ‘Participation in low, moderate and vigorous physical activity in young adults in Qatar: Effect of gender and weight status.’

Director of Sport Science Program Dr. Mahfoud Amara said of the program, “We are pleased to see the growing number of students graduating from the program who will be contributing to the growing sport sector in the country. One of the pillars of the Sport Science Program is research. To capitalize on the expertise and national and international networks of faculty in the Sport Science Program and partners at QU and within the sport science community in Qatar, Sport Science Program initiated in 2017 a Research Unit to increase contribution to knowledge on sport and exercise matters related to Qatar and the region.”

Chair of the SSP Research Enabling Committee commented on the event saying, “The 2019 edition of the Sport Science Research Day was an effective, successful and productive event. It offered a great experience for students to share their research projects and for the program to showcase its dynamic and rich research life. What is noteworthy is that a large number of students’ projects were funded and the topics were diverse, timely and tackled priority areas of the Qatar National Vision 2030.”