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Welcome

The conference is organized by the Palacký University in Olomouc, Faculty of Physical Culture, Czech Republic. The Conference will be in English, and will include some workshops, round tables and other informal meetings. Two committees are promoting the organization of this Conference: the International Scientific Conference Committee and the Local Organization Conference Committee. The major focus of the Conference will be on 

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: DETERMINANTS AND OUTCOMES.

The purpose of the Conference is to bring together researchers, professionals and other interested persons in the health, exercise and sport sciences, preventive medicine, and physical activities management with special interest in the population of children and adolescents. The Conference will be divided into eight sections (see 1st Announcement - 7th International Conference Movement and Health 2014).

 If you are interested in the issue to which we are referring, your participation in our Conference will provide you with a very broad and deep look into many-faceted questions with our central theme. The traditional high-quality and hospitable atmosphere of Conference proceedings at the Faculty of Physical Culture, together with the architectural and historical attractiveness of the Olomouc city, all contribute to the pleasant and scientifically interesting atmosphere. We are looking forward to seeing everybody, both those who have participated in the past as well as newcomers and we will be very glad to welcome you to Olomouc.

Palacký University, Olomouc

The Faculty of Physical Culture was established in 1991 and is one of the most important institutions with this orientation in the Czech Republic. It plays a significant role in the education of P.E. teachers, scientific researchers, and other specialists in the area of physical culture. More than 2000 students are presently studying at the faculty. All the cornerstones developed at the Faculty of Physical Culture, i.e. P. E. teaching, adapted physical education, leisure studies, sport, sport management, and physiotherapy in the undergraduate and kinanthropology (movement sciences/kinesiology) in the postgraduate study program, serve to improve our understanding of the impact of movement activities on health and lifestyle.

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The Faculty of Physical Culture is one of the eight faculties of which Palacký University consists. The University evolved from its origin as a Jesuit seminary in 1573 and is the second oldest university in the Czech Republic. Until its closing in 1860 the University participated in the advancement of the education of students from different countries. In 1946 the University in Olomouc was re-established as Palacký University. At present almost 20,000 students are studying at the university and about 1300 teachers, scientific researchers and other employees work there.

The presence of some thousands of young people, together with the many historical monuments, contribute to the unique atmosphere of one of the oldest cities in the Czech Republic, Olomouc. The first mentions of Olomouc date back to the year 1017 when Moravia was joined to the Czech Premyslide state. Stepwise Olomouc became the cultural and industrial centre of the Haná region. At present it is, with its 102,000 inhabitants, the fifth largest city in the Czech Republic. Olomouc offers unique cultural and historical monuments, which create the second largest collection of such treasures, following Prague, in our country. At the end of last millennium, the Baroque Holy Trinity Column was included on the World Culture Heritage List of UNESCO.

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