Muscat: In order to raise awareness in the community of the importance of physical activity, and its significant positive impact on the health of the individual in the short and long term, it has become necessary to train and qualify a number of candidates from the relevant sectors in all the governorates.
The idea is to deliver the correct information, guide and motivate community members in order to raise awareness, which contributes in increasing the number of physical activity practitioners in the Sultanate of Oman, and in this context, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, represented by the Department of Physical Activity.
It is implementing a programme to train lecturers for the Physical Activity Promotion Programme “Ambassadors of Sports for All”, from March 13-14, 2022, at Al Amal Club in Muscat.
The programme aims to introduce and empower the workshop participants with the theoretical knowledge about the physical activity promotion programme, and to provide them with the appropriate skills to be able to deliver the correct information to the community.
After the programme, it is expected that the participants will be able to practice the skills of communicating concepts and effective training in the programme to promote physical activity and to serve as ambassadors of sport for all in the governorates to which they belong.
The training topics revolve around physical activity (definition, concepts, recommendations) and everything related to it, recreational sports (its importance, objectives and how to do them), in addition to speaking, managing dialogue, how to speak fluently in public, office exercises, physical therapy, first aid and nutrition.
The participants in the programme will be trained by a team consisting of experts, academics and consultants in several fields, including sports and health, community sports, sports and therapeutic nutrition, physical therapy and home and office exercises.
It is noteworthy that one of the most prominent work of the Physical Activity Promotion Team was the launch of the multi-sectoral national plan to promote physical activity and the launch of the media and marketing campaign at the beginning of 2017 under the slogan "Health begins with a step". The second of October was also dedicated to the celebration of the Omani Day of Physical Activity, which aims to inform members of society of the importance of physical activity and contribute to increasing the number of practitioners in the Sultanate of Oman.