PhysiOlympics is the first Intercollegiate friendly games organized by the Association of the Philippine physical therapy students which will feature an all men’s basketball tournament, a mixed volleyball tournament, and an amazing race.
The Association of the Philippine Physical Therapy Students will be holding a Multi-Sport event on March 6 and 20, 2016 at Emilio Aguinaldo College, Manila varsity court (2nd floor) and multipurpose court (5th floor) that is open for all students of physical therapy in the Philippines. These events will enhance the active participation of students by supporting their teams and recognizing the student athletes, and it is also a great avenue to promote APPTS to other universities nationwide.
15 Physical Therapy schools will be participating in the event namely, Angeles University Foundation, DMMC – Institute of Health Sciences, Emilio Aguinaldo College – Manila, Far Eastern University – Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation, Our Lady of Fatima University – Quezon City, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, St. Anne College of Asia, Inc, St. Dominic College of Asia, St. Paul University – Iloilo, University of Batangas, University of East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center Inc., University of Perpetual Help – Dr. Jose Tamayo Medical University, University of Philippines – Manila, University of Santo Tomas, and Wesleyan University Philippines.
The Association of Philippine Physical Therapy Students is the only national organization of physical therapy students in the country convened by the Philippine Physical Therapy Association as its special project arm and part of its responsibilities as an association is to spearhead projects that would gather member schools and their students to discuss about APPTS, its history, vision, mission and present to them the year-round calendar of activities that the members should watch out for. The organization was established as a response to the growing need for the active participation of physical therapy students in their advocacy of creating a wider network, promoting the profession and engaging in a healthy lifestyle.
A regular, planned, and structured physical activity is an important behavior for individual and population health. To promote and maintain health, all healthy adults need to engage in moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity for a minimum of 30 minutes/day on 5 d.wks or vigorous-intensity aerobic activity for a minimum of 20 mins/d on 3 d.wks. Because of the dose-response relation between physical activity and health, persons who wish to further improve their personal fitness, reduce their risk for chronic diseases and disabilities or prevent unhealthy weight gain may benefit by exceeding the minimum recommended amounts of physical activity. (William L. Haskell., et. Al (2007). Physical activity and public health: Updated recommendation for adults from the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association.Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 39(8), 1423-1434.)
Today, APPTS continues to organize projects that promote physical fitness and well-being. The association encourages more PT schools to join in order to generate more efficient contributions to the community as a team.
“Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.”
– George F. Will
Association Of Philippine Physical Therapy Students