The Faculty of Sport, made up of four Academies of Sport based on the Cave Hill, Mona, Open and St. Augustine campuses, integrates teaching and research, professional development, community partnerships, and co- and extra-curricular student sport through three main units:
The Faculty of Sport marks the first of many highlights in the University's 70th year anniversary; a truly celebratory occasion since our University's last faculty was established some 40 years ago. After three scores and ten, it is pivotal that we continue to bring new life into the institution as we work towards a strategic vision of revitalizing Caribbean development.
Through this new faculty, the University has undertaken the responsibility to ensure the enhancement of sporting excellence that characterizes our Caribbean nations and build upon this reputation to become an internationally-recognized teaching, research and training centre in sport and sports-related disciplines. This University faculty consolidates the sporting programmes currently offered on all four campuses of The UWI - including training from certificate to masters in the pedagogy of sport - under a One UWI umbrella of knowledge. What a remarkable time for our University to demonstrate the potential of sport as a catalyst for development in the region through this faculty. Our extraordinary region has made incredible contributions to sport.
No other civilization has produced as many sportsmen and sportswomen per capita as the Caribbean and it is an honour for The UWI to continue to contribute to this legacy. Our University is well on its way to becoming known as a centre for sporting excellence.
The launching of the Faculty of Sport is an exciting time for The University of the West Indies as it recognizes sport to be one of the strongest assets of the region. This is The UWI’s way of ensuring that the legacy remains. I am honoured to be charged with the task of making this happen across all four campuses.
The Faculty will not only aim to maintain the excellence of those who play sport but also those who play at sport. We aim to offer athletes the tools for achieving their full sporting potential by utilizing modern methods of training the body and mind. But we equally wish to offer opportunities to those involved in research around sport, which is a vital part of building not just an athlete, but also the Faculty.
Harnessing the expertise in all our campuses will allow us to reach all students and athletes in the region interested in sport, and is a commitment to the One UWI path.