The USU Syllabus Training Program is a part of ERASMUS+ program titled “Sport and physical education as a vehicle for Inclusion and Recognition in India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka / SPIRIT” in the 3 partner countries involving India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia contributing towards increasing the recognition of the fundamental value of sport and physical activity for the individual and society, well beyond competition, as a powerful tool for the promotion of healthy lifestyles and socioeconomic development – putting special emphasis in vulnerable groups, female and students with special needs.
The project was the outcome of the concerted efforts of Mr. Aman Mittal, Vice President, Division of International Affairs and Ms. Supriya K. Mathew, Associate Director, Division of International Affairs. Dr. Monica Gulati, Registrar, Lovely Professional University was the main force in guiding the project team at all stages.
The LPU team was represented by:
- Dr. Harpal Thethi, Professor & Senior Director, Division of Career Services
- Dr. Sunaina Ahuja, Professor and Dean, Human Resource Development Center
- Dr. Suresh Mani, Associate Professor & Project Coordinator, School of Physiotherapy and Paramedical Sciences
- Ms. Sakshi Sadhu, Assistant Professor, School of Physiotherapy and Paramedical Sciences
The project tries to address two existing problems in the 3 partner countries i.e.
1. Growing chronic noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) that have emerged as a huge global health problem in low- and middle-income countries.
2. Around the world, young people need free time, space and fellowship to enjoy sport and play. While the need for the activities of sport is global in scope, the ability to be included often is not.
The project attempts to create interdisciplinary curriculum on sports management, sports nutrition and physical education while also providing short courses for professional coaches, trainers, sports clubs and organizations that want to learn how to use sports and physical education for inclusion. The project creates SPIRIT student clubs to promote SPIRIT activities across schools and local communities.
Activities @ USU Syllabus Training Program
- Training on curriculum development as per ERASMUS+ SPIRIT agenda
- Presentation on curricula developed by the teams of 12 Partner Institutions and feedback by expert panel and delegates.
- Development of draft curriculum of Life Long Learning (LLL) Courses
- Discussions regarding the prospects of collaboration amongst universities leading to MOA and further activities accordingly
- Participation in sports and yoga scheduled by USU Indonesia.
The activities carried out for six days, not only resulted in learning objectives in the form of learning outcomes which could later be used as e-learning facilities between countries but also collaborated between faculties in Asian and Asian countries. This aims to increase the capacity building of universities that are included in the SPIRIT project, funded by ERASMUS plus under the European Union.
- MOU with USU Indonesia
- Opportunity of MOU with SUSL Sri Lanka
- Curriculum Development of courses on Exercise, Nutrition & Well being
- Curriculum Development for Life Long Courses
- International Summer Internship courses for students of School of Business, Pharmacy, Law, Agriculture and Social Sciences