Dean's Message

Dr. Akshai Mansingh

Welcome to 2021-22!  The last academic year proved to be a major challenge to sport throughout the region, and the Faculty of Sport was very much affected by this. Sporting activities ground to a halt on all of our landed campuses. However, the Faculty was able to continue its academic pursuits, expanding programme offerings with the addition of the BSc Sport Coaching at Cave Hill to start in 2021-22. The MSc Sport Business Management started at Mona in January 2021. For the existing programmes we strengthened our cross-campus teaching platform so that students benefited from the best lecturers across the campuses irrespective of which campus they were registered in. Provisions were made for practical classes where they were necessary, and further provisions are being made for the upcoming academic year to ensure that that part of the curriculum will not be neglected.  

We used the year to strengthen our partnerships across the region which will have benefits for our students. Partnerships with the Sport Company of Trinidad and Tobago (SporTT), the Caribbean Premier League, and the Association of Netball Federations of North America, amongst others, which open the door for internships and opportunities for experiential learning for our students. 

There was not much sport on any of our campuses but we still are elated to have students representing their countries at the Olympics in Tokyo, as well as representing teams in West Indies cricket and in International Football and Netball. The faculty hosted many conferences and webinars and remains the place for consultation on issues to do with Sport and COVID-19. 

We look forward to 2021-22 and the reopening of sports as well as the expanded opportunities which would be a direct benefit from the work done during the slower period in the last academic year. We strive to continue to provide the best experience in sports to all of our students and look forward to a brighter future in Sport for the region and the world. 

Dr. Akshai Mansingh