ASIAN SOCIETY OF KINESIOLOGY:
Asian Society of Kinesiology (ASK) is an international non-profit
organization founded during the 7th Asia Conference on Kinesiology in
Incheon, Korea, in 2016. We have ever held 6 times of North East
Conference on Kinesiology (NACK) before the establishment of ASK.
The purpose of ASK is to research the specialty of kinesiology and
develop the integrated kinesiologist qualification system, with special
attention to the convergence fields of kinesiology and sports medicine
in the fourth industrial revolution.
The ASK associates scientists committed to the ASK mission by
individual membership. By organizing ASK Annual Meeting, the ASK
provides a networking platform to share your knowledge.
The Mission Statement of the ASK
ASK believes that human movement is essential for human survival and
the quality of life. We would like to share this belief with everyone in
the field of science, education, sociology, and philosophy.
There has been a significant advancement in the knowledge of the
kinesiology due to diverse scientific efforts in the areas of physical
education, health fitness, and sport. In the future, the academic domain
of human movement is expected to expand beyond the traditional horizon
to cover leisure, culture, art, industry, medicine, and national policy
to solve a variety of social pathologic problems. Therefore, it is
imperative that we, kinesiologists extend the scope of study and prepare
vocational prospects to accommodate the need of such areas.
For coping with the changes properly, we have established the ASK at Incheon, Korea on November 12, 2016.
The aim of the ASK is to provide opportunities for an in-depth exchange
of information, experience and expertise among kinesiologists and to
discuss advanced education programs and appropriate certification
The ASK codes of conduct are as follows (based on the agreements at the Chiba meeting, 2015):
- Research and develop the specialty of kinesiology
- Share the information of kinesiology through workshops, conferences, and academic journals
- Develop policies for public participation in physical activities
- Discuss advanced education programs and appropriate certification
systems to improve professionalism, employment environment, and social
& economic status of related personnel.
Vision of the ASK
ASK is going to provide continuous opportunities for in-depth
discussions and sharing knowledge, experiences and expertise within the
kinesiology community and to encourage the development of advanced
education programs and the certification systems within Asian countries.
Human movement is essential for human survival and the quality of life.
Thus, the importance of kinesiology and the role of kinesiologists will
be more highlighted in the future. We will study and research the field
of kinesiology to strengthen and cultivate the specialty and
professionalism of kinesiology within Asia via the ASK, with the desire
that the importance of kinesiologists will be more widely acknowledged
internationally as experts in the field of human movement. We need to
benchmark medical doctor license program, integrate various
kinesiologist certification programs in each country (In case of the
USA, a kinesiologist qualification system integrating certificates by
ACSM, NATA, and NSCA may be proposed.), and develop an advanced
education programs to train the future Asian kinesiologists. We believe
that our students, who have their ability verified by the new type of
qualification system developed by the ASK will be more successful in the
job market expanding in Asia. Accordingly, a kinesiologist will play an
important role with a high level of socio-economic status in a variety
of fields related to kinesiology in the future.
The ASK will administer the followings:
The editorial board for the official journal of the ASK:
This commission for editing and publishing “The Journal of
Kinesiology”, the official journal of Asian Society of Kinesiology, will
consist of world-renowned scholars who will strive to make multilateral
efforts to establish the reputation of the journal as an international
journal as soon as possible.
The council of ‘KINESIOLOGIST’ qualification:
The ASK is going to research and develop the ‘KINESIOLOGIST’
qualification system with the goal of cultivating competent
professionals that can contribute to the enhancement of human health and
a better quality of life. The council will develop educational programs
in universities and extend the kinesiologist certification program for
Asians to help kinesiologists search for job opportunities and
entrepreneurs start businesses related to kinesiology.
The committee of sports medicine:
The committee will work together with medical personnel to verify the
effects of exercise, sports, and other physical activities as a form of
medicine and to increase its value to enhance the health of human
beings. Furthermore, the committee will try to establish a collaborative
system with medical teams for the prevention of injuries, the
rehabilitation in sports, working environment, public health, and so on.
The task-force of kinesiology convergence:
For the purpose of promoting human movement related to the convergence
research and the prosperity of the sports industry, the ASK will serve
as a liaison to cooperate with various areas, as well as facilitating
the exchange of information among countries. This task-force will lead
the way in the policy exchange among countries and seek to develop
future-oriented policies to promote suitable physical activities for a
greater number of people.
The Articles of the Asian Society of Kinesiology:
first draft of the articles for the foundation of the ASK was discussed
during the 2nd meeting of the Preparatory Committee for the Foundation
of Asian Society of Kinesiology (PCFASK) on February 16 -17, 2016 in
Burapha University, Thailand.
* Picture: The 2nd meeting of the PCFASK
November 12, 2016, the inaugural meeting of ASK was held at Incheon
National University where the articles of ASK was established. If you want to see the Articles of the Asian Society of Kinesiology, click here.
*Picture: The Inaugural Meeting of the Asian Society of Kinesiology
*Picture: Participants in the Inaugural Meeting of the Asian Society of Kinesiology during the ACK2016