United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) - Best University in Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Department of Physical Education

Overview

The Department of Physical Education at UAEU is committed to preparing students as successful teachers of health and physical education for all grades.

Through their training in this program, students will make a valuable contribution to their society by serving as role models and lifestyle educators. Students will develop many competencies in a variety of movement skills, and in physical fitness as well as being capable of analyzing, synthesizing, and applying scientific knowledge to the practice of health and physical education.

The PE Department at United Arab Emirates University can achieve this by enhancing the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of undergraduate HPE students.

Vision & Mission

Vision

The Physical Education Department at the UAEU seeks an active leadership role in the development of health and physical activity at all levels in the U.A.E through the application of health and physical education theories and practices. In cooperation with the other University colleges, the Department aims at improving the overall health in society.

Mission

The Physical Education Department seeks to contribute to the ongoing development of education in the field of health and physical education at all levels in the U.A.E. through effective partnership and collaboration with the Ministry of education, Abu Dhabi Education Council, clubs, sports associations, the armed forces, and other State institutions. The Department works to achieve its mission through the preparation of specialists in health and physical education, conducting scientific research, participating in scientific activities and community services.

Academic Programs

 

Facilities

Physical Fitness and Health Laboratory (PFHL):
PFHL is a student-centered lab. It is designed to help students explore, discover, and collect data related to students' projects. It enables students to evaluate each other’s health-related components of physical fitness. To enable students to complete their projects, PFHL is equipped with tools related to exercise testing, metabolic measurement, cardiovascular measurement, strength and endurance testing, flexibility measurement, and biomechanical analysis of body tissue and fluids.

Faculty

Note: If calling from outside the UAEU organization, dial (+971 3 713) before the extension.

Name Position Email Ext.

Dr. Georgios Nassis 

Associate Professor, Chair of Department

gnassis@uaeu.ac.ae

6293

Dr. Arto Juhani Grasten

Associate Professor

agrasten@uaeu.ac.ae 

6202

Dr. Pedro De Figueiredo

Associate Professor

pfigueiredo@uaeu.ac.ae 

6250

Dr. Lara Carneiro

Assistant Professor

larafcarneiro@uaeu.ac.ae 

6298

Dr. Jamal Alnuaimi

Assistant Professor

j.alnuaimi@uaeu.ac.ae

6207

Dr. Gehan Handouk

Instructor

g.handouk@uaeu.ac.ae 

6245

Mr. Balazs Gabor

Assistant Professor

balazs.gabor@uaeu.ac.ae

6297

General Enquiries

Thank you for your interest in the Physical Education Department. We welcome your query and encourage you to contact us using the information below:

United Arab Emirates University,
College of Education
P.O.Box: 15551, Al Ain,
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Phone: + 971 3 713 6216

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