Registration now open for 10th SSISA Wellness and Fitness Convention: First of the International speakers announced
October 16, 2015  

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Excitement builds as we are honoured to announce our first two highly esteemed international presenters for the SSISA Wellness and Fitness Convention. Aaron Coutts is a professor in sport and exercise science at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. Dr Sean Cumming, from the Department for Health at University of Bath in the UK, specialises in the area of adolescent health and development with particular focus on the development of school and sports based initiatives that encourage active and healthy living.

Register today for our early bird rates at Early bird registration closes 30th October 2015

Event Information:
When:      17 – 19 February 2016
Where:     Emperor’s Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa
Cost options:
Full Convention (Inc Pre-Convention)                   early bird rate: R1 750
Convention (2 day excl Pre-Convention)             early bird rate: R1 500
Pre-Convention only                                                 early bird rate: R 900

For more information contact Joseph de Villiers on (021) 659 5616 or

The 2016 convention will be a highly focused two-day event aimed at linking world-class minds in the health, fitness and sporting front. We hope to attract health professionals, fitness enthusiasts as well as the sporting fraternity at large. The event will also include a pre-convention focusing on schools sports, talent identification and development.
Invited speakers, both local and international, will share their ideas and experiences with tracks themes covering health, wellness, performance, technology and business acumen.  The conference will provide delegates with an excellent opportunity to learn, engage and network with industry peers. In addition, it will provide content that will allow attendees to walk away enriched with knowledge, inspired to make a difference and motivated to succeed!

Professor Aaron Coutts (Aus):
Aaron Coutts is a professor in sport and exercise science. Aaron teaches in the areas of exercise physiology and prescription, athlete training and testing and research method. His research is focused around developing methods for quantifying training, managing fatigue/recovery and improving performance in team sport athletes. Aaron also provides sport science advice to several top-level professional football clubs and sporting organizations. He is a Director of Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) and a member of the Nike Performance Council.  Aaron has published more than 100 scientific articles and has been an invited speaker to many sport science conferences. He is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance and an editorial board member for the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. He is also an accredited sport scientist with the ESSA.
Dr Sean Cumming (UK):
Sean joined the Department for Health at University of Bath in 2006 from the Department of Psychology at The University of Washington (Seattle). He obtained his PhD in Kinesiology from Michigan State University in 2002 where he worked for the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports. Sean currently serves as the Professional Placements and Study Abroad Tutor for the undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science. Sean’s research focuses on adolescent health and development, with particular emphasis on the processes of growth and maturation, and the development of school and sports based initiatives that encourage active and healthy living. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts and his research has been funded by a number of agencies including the Economic and Social Research Council, the British Academy, and 21st Century Legacy. Sean is an Associate-Editor for the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, and sits on the editorial board of the International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching.