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The Mission and Vision of the Asian Society of Kinesiology (ASK)

The Mission Statement of the ASK

The Preparatory Committee for the Foundation of the Asian Society of Kinesiology (PCFASK) believes that human movement is essential for human survival and quality of life. We would like to share this belief with everyone in the field of science, education, sociology, and philosophy. There has been a significant advancement in the knowledge of the kinesiology resulting from diverse scientific efforts in the areas of exercise science, sports, and health. In the future, the academic domain of human movement is expected to expand beyond the traditional horizon of health related areas, and to cover leisure, culture, art, and various problems in the modern society. Therefore, it is imperative that kinesiologists extend the scope of their study and prepare their vocational prospect to accommodate such changes. Realizing such environmental changes, we’ve declared to promote the foundation of the ASK.
The aim of the Asian Society of Kinesiology (ASK) is to provide opportunities for an in-depth exchange of information, experience and expertise among kinesiologists, and to discuss advanced education programs and appropriate certification systems.
The ASK codes of conduct are as followed (based on the agreements made from the Chiba meeting, 2015).
- Research and develop the specialty of kinesiology
- Spread the information of kinesiology by workshops, conferences, and academic journals.
- Provide policies for public participation in physical activities.
- Discuss advanced education programs and appropriate certification systems to improve professionalism, employment environment, and social & economic status of related personnel.


The Vision of the ASK

The aim of the ASK is to provide continuous opportunities for in-depth discussions and sharing of knowledge, experiences and expertise within the kinesiology community. Also, this is to encourage the development of advanced education programs and the certification systems within Asian countries in which the word ‘human movement’ has been used. Human movement is essential for human survival and the quality of life. Thus, the importance of kinesiology and the role of kinesiologists will be more highlighted in the future. We will study and research the field of kinesiology to strengthen and cultivate the specialty and professionalism of kinesiology within Asia via the ASK, with the desire that the importance of kinesiologists will be more widely acknowledged internationally as experts in the field of human movement. Also, we are going to benchmark and integrate various certification programs in the world such as NATA, NSCA, and ACSM in the USA and develop an updated qualification system to cultivate future Asian kinesiologists. We believe that our students, who will have their ability verified by the new type of qualification developed by the ASK, will become more successful in the job market which will keep expanding in Asia. Accordingly, a kinesiologist will play an important role in the future with a certain level of socio-economic status in various fields including health care, education, sports science, and etc.



With this anticipation, the ASK will administer the following:

- The editorial board for the official journal of the ASK:
This commission for editing and publishing ‘KINESIOLOGY’, the official journal of the Asian Society of Kinesiology, will consist of world-renowned scholars who will strive to make multilateral efforts to establish the reputation of the journal as an international journal as soon as possible.

- The council of ‘KINESIOLOGIST’ qualification:
The ASK is going to research and develop the ‘KINESIOLOGIST’ qualification system with the goal of cultivating competent professionals that can contribute to the enhancement of human health and a better quality of life. The council will develop educational programs in universities and extend the kinsiologists certification program for Asians to help kinesiologists search for job opportunities and entrepreneurs start businesses related to kinesiology.

- The committee of sports medicine:
The committee will work together with medical personnel to verify the effect of exercise, sports and other physical activities as a form of medicine and increase its value to enhance the health of human beings. Furthermore, the committee will try to establish a collaborative system with medical a team for the prevention of injuries and the rehabilitation in sport, health/fitness, working environment and so on.

- The task-force of kinesiology convergence:
For the purpose of promoting human movement related to convergence research & development and the prosperity of the sports industry, the ASK will perform a mediating role to increase exchange & cooperation with various areas, as well as increase the exchange of information among countries. This task-force will lead the way in the policy exchange among countries and seek to develop future-oriented policies to promote suitable physical activities for a greater number of people.


The Articles of the ASK

General assembly for the foundation of the ASK
During the ACK 2016, a general assembly will be established to discuss the foundation of the ASK.
In the assembly, the articles of the society as well as the organization, chairperson, plan, budget and etc. of the committee will be discussed.

The first draft of the articles of the ASK was discussed during the meeting of the Preparatory Committee for Foundation of Asian Society of Kinesiology (PCFASK) on February 16 -17, 2016 in Burapha University, Thailand.



[The Articles of the Asian Society of Kinesiology]



Preamble
The members of Asian Society of Kinesiology (ASK) believe that human movement is essential for human survival and quality of life. There have been significant advancements in the knowledge of the kinesiology resulting from diverse scientific efforts in the areas of physical education, sports, and health. In the future, the academic domain of kinesiology is expected to handle diverse fields and convergent issues beyond the traditional horizon. Therefore, it is imperative for the kinesiologists to extend the scope of study and prepare the vocational prospect to accommodate such changes. Realizing such environmental changes, we establish the ASK.

The ASK has a purpose to provide the opportunities to exchange the information, experiences and expertise among the kinesiologists and to discuss the advanced education programs and appropriate qualification systems for the training of experts.

The challenges code of conducts of the ASK are as follows:

- Research and to develop the kinesiology.
- Spread the information of kinesiology through workshops, conferences, and academic journals.
- Develop the policies for public participation in physical activities.
- Improve professionalism, vocational environment, and socioeconomic status of kinesiologists.

The members of the ASK believe that the importance of kinesiology will be further emphasized in the future, and more significant roles of the kinesiologists will be expected. By establishing the academic system of kinesiology, the ASK shall research and develop the education program in order to train the competent professionals. It is expected that the kinesiologist will be internationally named as an expert, who plays an important role and receives proper recognitions as professionals in various related fields. The ASK will contribute to train the competent kinesiologists in each member country by developing the integrated certification system suitable for Asia.

ASIAN SOCIETY OF KINESIOLOGY
ESTABLISHMENT OF ARTICLES (2016)

Article 1 Name and Headquarter
a. The name of this society is Asian Society of Kinesiology (“ASK”).
b. The official headquarter of the ASK is located at Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Article 2 Purpose and Business
a. The aim of ASK is to provide opportunities for an in-depth exchange of information, experience and expertise within kinesiologists, and to discuss advanced education programs and appropriate certification systems to train professionals.
b. The ASK has following target business:
1. Support and promote the scientific researches, application, interpretation and distribution in the kinesiology.
2. Develop, exchange, and distribute a training system and curriculums for the kinesiologists.
3. Host the periodical Asian conferences, symposium and workshop on human movement.
4. Promote the distribution of service information and documents in relation to the kinesiology.
5. Supervise and coordinate the official publications of the ASK.
6. Plan and provide an advice for international conferences and organization of societies related to the kinesiology.

Article 3 Executive Office
a. The executive office of the ASK shall be in the official headquarter of the ASK.
b. The executive office of the ASK shall handle the services such as management of the members, administration, meetings, contacts, publicity and support for committees.
c. The official language of the ASK is English, but languages other than English could be also used in the international meetings according to discretion of the organizer.

Article 4 Members
a. The ASK provides following 3 types of membership subscriptions:
1. Individual member: The individual member shall be a person who has professional and scientific interests in the kinesiology (in an umbrella term).
2. Group member: The group member from developing countries shall be a kinesiology related group who has the articles of association which represent the interests in kinesiology and the member list, provided that the pre-approval of the Executive Council (“EC”) of the ASK is obtained.
3. Life member: The member who pays the annual fee for 10 years in advance shall be granted with the life membership having a regular membership throughout the lifetime.

Article 5 Executive Officers
b. The executive officers of the ASK, who are elected by the members include 1 president, 5 vice-presidents, 1 secretary general, 1 chief financial officer and 1 former president if exists.
c. The president carries out following services:
- Preside the meeting of managing Council (“MC”) and general assembly (“GA”).
- Receive the reports and announce the programs regarding the ASK activities.
- Assume responsibilities for organization and performance of all official services of the ASK.
- Approve the organization committees for the regular conferences of the ASK (or carry out the role as the president) - Receive and report the result of the regular conferences, symposiums, and workshops.
- Shall be granted with a status of former president when his/her office term expires, provided that he/she shall be appointed as an adviser after he/she finished an office term of the former president.
d. The vice-presidents carry out following services:
1. The Managing Council (“MC”) shall appoint one of 5 vice-presidents as senior vice-president for acting the president when the president is absent.
2. Each vice-president shall perform tasks as follows:
- Assume responsibility for member management.
- Supervise the publication of the ASK.
- Perform fundraising business and operate budget.
- Develop international relationship and communicate with societies and associations.
- Manage scientific programs and devise a scheme of future development direction for the ASK.
e. The secretary general, in cooperation with the president, shall be responsible for contacts and administrative services for the meetings, minutes, circular letters and other related services.
f. The chief financial officer shall be responsible for the financial records, fee collection and other financial related services decided by the MC.
g. The president, vice-presidents, secretary general, former president, and the chief financial officer shall comprise the Executive Council (“EC”) as the officers and are responsible for the services between the MC meetings.

Article 6 Managing Council
a. The MC of the ASK consists as follows:
1. The MC, in general, consists of 1 president and 5 vice-presidents, 1 former president, 1 secretary general and 1 chief financial officer (n=9: called as executive officers) and may have up to 21 officers.
2. The executive officers and the rest officers appointed according to Article 9 shall be recognized by General Assembly (“GA”) biennially.
3. The former president shall subscribe as a member of the MC and have an office term until the next former president subscribes in the MC.
4. The result of appointment of the officers and members of the MC shall be announced immediately after the GA of the ASK.
b. The MC meeting shall be convened at least once a year and have following duties:
1. Carry out the services representing the ASK members for all matters occurring during the period of the GA.
2. Plan, assume, and control the budget according to the programs approved by the MC and the GA.
3. Select the venue of the regular symposium and plan the academic programs of such symposium.
4. Notify the ASK members of the activities of the ASK and various events occurring during the period of convened the GA (For example: Notification through Website).
5. Discuss, plan, and treat all matters of the ASK to be decided during the period of the GA.
6. Recommend, advice and appoint the delegates who shall represent the ASK in other kinesiology related international conferences.
7. Appoint all councils whose organization is considered as necessary and desirable.
8. Delegate the authority of the ASK necessary for organization of each regular symposium to the regional council or other appropriate group.
9. Establish and revise the regulations of the ASK.
c. The MC members shall participate in all annual MC meeting and regular conferences in principle.
d. The decision in the MC shall be made by a simple majority of all votes in the MC.

Article 7 General Assembly (“GA”)
a. The general assembly (“GA”) consists of all members attended in the GA.
b. The GA shall be convened biennially when the ASK conference is held and handles following agenda:
1. Receive the report and approve the appointment of the executive officers
2. Manage the official services which require an approval of the GA, such as revision of the Articles of Society or increase of the fee. The resolution of above agenda shall be made by a simple majority of all votes in the GA
3. Manage the additional agenda raised in the GA
Article 8 Annual Fees
a. The individual member shall pay the following annual fees for two years in advance to the chief financial officer.

Annual fees of individual member
Types of Membership Annual Fee (US Dollars)
Regular student membership $30 a year
Professional membership $50 a year
Life membership Pays the annual fee for 10 years in advance

b. The annual fee of the group member shall be determined according to the size of the group. The representative of the group who desires to register as a group member shall submit the member list and the articles of association to the chief financial officer when applies. The prescribed fee should be paid within 1 month after the approval of the EC. The annual fee of the group member shall be determined as follows:

Size and Annual Fee of Group Member
Size Annual Fee (US Dollars)
10-50 members $70 a year
51-100 members $100 a year
Over 101 members $150 a year
Affiliate agency of the group $40 a year
c. The annual fee of the individual members shall include the subscription fee of the electronic versions of the ASK journals if published.
d. The fiscal year of the ASK starts on 1st January and ends on 31st December of each year.
e. The amount of the annual fee could be modified by recommendation of the MC and approval of the GA.

Article 9 Election of Executive Officers and MC Members
a. The MC, in general, consists of 1 president, 5 vice-presidents, 1 former president, 1 secretary general and 1 chief financial officer (n=9: called as executive officers) and up to 21 MC members and such members are appointed as follows:
1. The executive officers shall be elected by mutual vote among the MC members and requires approval of the GA.
2. A person who desires to act as an executive officer should have been an MC member for at least 1 official term.
3. The MC member except executive officers shall be nominated by an executive officer or more than 30 members, and requires an approval of the GA.
b. The executive officer (president, vice-president, secretary general and chief financial officer) has an official term of two years and could be reappointed up to 4 times continuously.
c. The individual member may act as a member of the MC for up to 16 years not including the official term of the former president.
d. The former president shall subscribe as a member of the MC and have his/her official term until the next former president subscribes as a member of the MC.
e. The result of appointment of the executive officers and the MC members shall be announced immediately after the GA.

Article 10 Conference
a. The conference of ASK shall be held once a year. The venue shall be selected by the MC.
b. All individual and group members of the ASK are entitled to apply for hosting a conference. The application of the conference shall be submitted in writing to President of the ASK and contain all necessary information such as name of organization, facility, and budget etc.
c. All personnel attending the conference shall pay the registration fee. A discounted registration fee shall be applied to the ASK members.

Article 11 Committees
a. The ASK may have following committees in order to perform the target businesses of the ASK effectively:
1. The Asian Conference on Kinesiology Organization Committee (“ACKOC”) has a purpose to organize and administrate Asian Conference on Kinesiology and consist of the members in the country which hold the conference.
2. The Editorial Board (“EB”) of the ASK shall be operated for the publication of the official journal of ASK, and provide an effort in various manners to improve the academic status of the journal.
3. The Council of ‘KINESIOLOGIST’ Qualification (“CKQ”) researches and develops the curriculums of the university and the qualification and certification systems of Kinesiologists to train the competent experts who may improve the health, competence, and life quality of the people. In addition, this council distributes the qualification system of the kinesiologists while developing the employment opportunity and excavating the startup cases.
4. The committee of Sports Medicine (“CSM”) shall cooperate with medical personnel in order to verify the effect of the exercise and sports and enhance the value of such exercise and sports. In addition, CSM shall use an effort in order to establish a system which may prevent the possible damages occurring during the daily life, sports, or workplace and contribute to rehabilitation.
5. The Task-Force of Kinesiology Convergence (“TFKC”) shall facilitate the converging academic efforts related to the kinesiology. Also, mediating role for the cooperation and exchanges of the information among countries are expected. Further, the TFKC researches and develops the future oriented policies to be exchanged among the countries in order to promote the physical activities of more Asian people.
b. The chairperson of each committee shall be appointed by the president by recommendation of the MC and the member of each committee shall be appointed by the president by recommendation of the chairperson of the committee.
c. The operating guidance for the committees shall be set forth by the MC.

Article 12 Publications of the ASK

a. The name of the official journal of the Asian Society of Kinesiology shall be ‘“the Asian Journal of Kinesiology (A.J.Kinesiol.)”.
b. The editor of this official journal shall be appointed by president of the ASK through recommendation of the MC.
c. Other kinesiology related publications shall be also supported by ASK through recommendation of the MC.
Article 13 Interim Measures
a. The Preparatory Committee for Foundation of the Asian Society of Kinesiology (PCFASK) shall carry out the duties of the MC, specified in these Articles of the ASK until the ASK is officially established. In addition, the chairperson, vice-chairperson, secretary general and chief financial officer of PCFASK shall carry out the duties of the executive officers, specified in these Articles of the ASK until ASK is officially established.
b. The executive officers and members of PCFASK shall be appointed by the chairperson (Dr. Oak, Jung Sok) of PCFASK as agreed in the meeting for promoting the foundation of the ASK held at Shin-Matsudo Hotel, Chiba, Japan on 17th (Fri) July, 2015.
c. All individuals and group members maintaining the qualification as an alternate member of ASK until the foundation GA are entitled to have the rights of the regular member in the foundation GA

Article 14 Miscellaneous
a. Regulations necessary for operation of ASK shall be established and revised by MC.
b. Articles of the ASK shall be effective from the resolution date.

“The End”
This manuscript of the Articles of Asian Society of Kinesiology (ASK) may be revised in the Inaugural meeting of ASK.

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