Welcome Message from the Honorary President

Prof. Dr. Mazhar BAĞLI 

Former Deputy of Justice and Development Party (AK Party)
Former Member of Central Decision-Making and Executive Board, AK Party
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Konya Chamber of Commerce, University of Karatay
Rector, University of Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli
Nevşehir, TURKEY

I would like to personally welcome each of you to our home city of Cappadocia/Nevşehir for the “5th International Conference of Physical Education and Sports Science (5th ICPESS 2018)”, which will be organized by the Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University on December 4-6, 2018.

The main theme of the conference is "New Direction of Physical Education and Health: From Theory to Implementation with Turkish and Global Perspective ". The conference aims to be a platform for the dissemination of research results in the field of physical education, sports and health without borders, also a platform for the interaction between local and international experts, and encourage further research via the exchange of ideas among researchers and representatives from schools, universities, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Sports and the Mayor of Nevşehir. Our scientific committee will develop an outstanding program that exposes participants to the most up-to-date aspects of key topics of the conference. Moreover, the audience includes physical educators, teachers, sports scientists, and health, leisure and wellness professionals, making the program of the highest quality. 

I invite you to join us in Cappadocia-the ancient name of a large region in the center of Anatolia. Cappadocia is the most important education center of the first Christian era, and is a sacred in this sense.

While geographical events created fairy chimneys– people carved houses and churches inside these chimneys. With more than 200 underground villages and tunnel towns, complete with hidden passages, secret rooms and ancient temples and a remarkably storied history of each new civilization building on the work of the last, makes Cappadocia as one of the world's most striking and largest cave-dwelling regions of the world. Therefore, the traces of the civilization through thousands of years can easily be seen today by visitors, and during your stay, please explore the many entertainment options of Cappadocia.

Hacı Bektaşi Veli, the name of our university, is the most important Islamic Sufi who lived in the 12th century. Peace and fraternity, the main theme of the philosophy is the initiator of the tradition of living the lion and the venison together. This element gives importance to the differences between the most significant problems of our times and our values, ​​which we give most importance to.

We are looking forward to hearing about your ideas for solutions in our efforts resulting in respectful, peaceful, and wholly healthy people who have the habit of life-long sport.

We will make every effort to leave you with good memories from the conference and I am sure your visit will encourage you to return.

Best wishes for a successful and a memorable Conference.

Prof. Dr. Mazhar BAĞLI


Welcome Message from the Adviser

Prof. Dr. Ming-Kai CHIN
Founder and President, Foundation For Global Community Health (GCH)
Founding President, BRICS Council of
Exercise & Sports Science (BRICSCESS)
Co-Founder & Former President
Asian Council of Exercise & Sports Science (ACESS)
Vice President, Global Affairs & Research
HOPSports Inc., USA

It is my honor and pleasure to serve as the Advisor for the 5th International Conference of Physical Education and Sports Science (5th ICPESS 2018 TURKEY). I heartily invite you to attend an exciting international conference, organized by Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University (NHBVU), scheduled on 4-6 Dec 2018 in Cappadocia, Turkey.

As the Founder, It was my privilege and honor to serve as the Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the I and II International Conference for Physical Educators (ICPE 2000 and ICPE 2004) held at the Education University of Hong Kong, and as Adviser for the ICPESS 2010 at National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (in conjunction of the Ist Youth Olympic Games Scientific Congress) and ICPESS 2015 at State University of Jakarta, Indonesia. I am very pleased that Dr. Fatma SAÇLI UZUNÖZ, Director, School of Sports Science and Technology, and members of Department of Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, Faculty of Education of NHBVU have accepted my invitation to host this historical fifth international conference for the physical education and sports science profession. With the great support of Rector Prof. Dr. Mazhar BAĞLI of NHBVU, the planning and organization work are well underway, guided by and building upon the past success of the 2000 and 2004 well-attended ICPE Conference and the ICPESS 2010 & 2015 representing more than 40 countries.

Expanding upon past conference themes exploring the evolving role of Physical Education and Sports Science from an Asia-Pacific Perspective in the New Millennium, to the current theme on global integration to support the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 17) for wellness of mankind through physical activity, health, physical education and sports science, we believe that ICPESS 2018-Turkey’s theme ““New Direction of Physical Education and Health: From Theory to Implementation with Turkish and Global Perspective” is particularly timely. There is an emergent and continuing need to adapt an inter-disciplinary, theory to practice approach to create healthy schools and communities through a holistic model.

The two and a half-day conference is designed to be action-packed with ideas, innovation, and interaction with professional colleagues from around the world. There is no doubt in my mind that the fine tradition of academic excellence, creativity, and global perspective, recognized as the hallmark of ICPE, will be continued and extended in ICPESS 2018 at Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University in Cappadocia, Turkey. We welcome you to become part of the conversation to make an impact from local to global.

Sometimes the best ideas and solutions are the unexpected result of exchange in informal settings and dialogue. Our sincere hope is that you will maximize the provided opportunity to enjoy and visit Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia with unique geological, historic, and cultural features. We are confident that you will feel that all are reflective of the warmth and hospitality of the Turkish people and ancient Turkish culture, defining and enriching your ICPESS 2018 experience. 

I look forward to personally greeting you in Cappadocia in December, 2018.

Prof. Dr. Ming-Kai CHIN

Welcome Message from the Chairperson

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatma SAÇLI UZUNÖZ

Senior FLV, ICPESS 2015, GoFPEP 2016, BRICSCESS 2017,
Deparment of Coaching Education
Director, School of Sports Science and Technology
Nevsehir Haci Bektas Veli University
Nevşehir/ TURKEY

Dear Guests and Colleagues,

As Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University, School of Sport Science and Technology it is a great honour to be hosting 5th International Conference of Physical Education and Sports Science (5th ICPESS 2018) in Cappadocia, Turkey. We are delighted to have the opportunity to continue such a prestigious conference in Cappadocia where is unique in the world and is a miraculous nature wonder in the Central Anatolian region of Turkey. From now, I would like to say welcome to the wonderland of the world in order to put forward new opportunities in promoting physical activity for children, youth, and the entire community of society.

You should be prepared to see many deep canyons, valleys and fairy chimneys, underground cities and more in this mysterious region with full of social activites such as balloon tours, horseriding, pottery, Göreme Open Air Museum, Ortahisar Castle.

Everybody has a dream of gliding in the sky like a bird. Let’s move to make your dream real in December 2018.

I look forward to seeing you all in Cappadocia, Turkey.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatma SAÇLI UZUNÖZ