In The News

September 27, 2019

"PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- In celebration of National Family Health & Fitness Day on Saturday Sept. 28,  the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University has partnered with the Ability360 Sports and Fitness Center in downtown Phoenix for Sport for an event called Every Body.

This free community event invites participants to tour the facility, join in on an adaptive Zumba class and visit activity stations for wheelchair rugby, basketball and rock climbing. 

The event was created in conjunction with the launch of the Global Sport Institute’s new theme Sport and the Body, which aims to defy typical perceptions of what an “athletic body” looks like and to share with the community a fun and inclusive opportunity for all body types to participate in sport."

September 26, 2019

"Without the human body, sport as we know it would not exist. This year, the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University has made it its mission to explore that relationship from a variety of angles as diverse as adaptive sport, gender identity and representation, body image, mental health and genetic testing.

At a luncheon on the Tempe campus Aug. 29, Scott Brooks, director of research at the institute, announced the theme of this year as “Sport and the Body.”

Brooks told the crowd he hopes to see the institute expand and collaborate more across disciplines to gain exciting perspectives and fresh insights.

Since its launch in 2017, the Global Sport Institute has also explored the future of sport and sport and race as research themes.

In line with this year’s focus on sport and the body, the institute will be hosting “Sport For Every Body: Celebrating Family Health and Fitness” along with Ability360 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Ability360 Sports and Fitness Center at 5031 E. Washington St. in Phoenix."


August 30, 2019

"The Global Sport Institute launched the 2019-2020 theme year of “Sport and the Body” on Aug. 29 with poetry, panelists and pledges to inform about issues and trends that impact the health and well-being of athletes. 

Dr. Scott Brooks, the director of research at GSI and an associate professor with the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University led a panel of distinguished researchers and an undergraduate student-athlete that reflected the broad range of body-related research topics that researchers around the world, ASU faculty, staff and graduate students  are currently engaged in.

Brooks emphasized the Institute’s desire this year to expand and collaborate more with others, as well as form partnerships with new schools in order to be truly multidisciplinary."