Reginald Ocansey, Ph.D.Reginald T. Ocansey graduated from the Specialist Training College, Winneba, Ghana (now University of Education, Winneba, Ghana) with a 4-Year Teacher’s Diploma Certificate in Physical Education; the Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama, USA with a Master of Education Degree in Teacher Education and Physical Education; and The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA with a Doctorate Degree in Physical Activity Education, Teacher Education and Behavior Analysis. Now Professor Emeritus and a specialist in physical activity, teacher education, curriculum/instructional design and evaluation.
He is the Director of Research and Education at the Active Living & Wellness Alliance Group, Nungua, Ghana; a Part-time teacher at the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana; and Director of the Joint Narh-Bita Hospital-Ghana Football Association Medical Assessment and Research Center, Prampram, Ghana.
He is a member of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD), USA, a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), USA, founder of the Ghana Physical Education and Sport Thinktank (GPEStt™) and the Active Living and Wellness Alliance Group (ALWAG™), Ghana. He is Principal Investigator (PI) and Ghana Representative for three International Research & Advocacy Groups including; (i) Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance, (ii) Global Observatory for Physical Activity, and (iii) Walkable Communities and the Built Environment for Physical Activity. Several peer-reviewed publications have emerged from his leadership and disseminated through conference presentations seminars and workshops at national, continental and international levels.
He was the Director of Teacher Preparation-Physical Education at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA from 1986 to 1989. He spent the bulk of his years in tertiary education (1989 to 2007) at The College at Brockport, State University of New York, USA. During these years, Professor Ocansey maintained mutually beneficial international relationships between tertiary institutions in Ghana. He taught in both the USA and Ghanaian universities- namely, the University of Education and the University of Cape Coast. Faculty and students from the University of Education, studied at the masters level (both home and overseas) under The College at Brockport-University of Education Collaborative initiative he established since 1990. He is the architect of graduate study at the University of Education.
In his early years in Ghana, he played on various field hockey teams and occassionally featured on the national team. He taught and coached at Mfantsipim School (1974-1976) and the Sports Council (1976-1978). At Mfanstipin, he was a physical education teacher. When he became a Sports Council employee, he worked at the regional office at Cape Coast where he unearthed young talents in hockey through innovative grassroots children and youth empowerement programs. He heightened grassroots development of hockey in the country during his era at the Sports Council. He occassionally coached the national women’s hockey team during his era with the National Sports Council.
Professor Ocansey retired from active service from The College at Brockport, Sate University of New York, USA in 2007. Since 2007 he has worked as Rector at the University College of Entreprenuership in Accra, and Director of the Narh-Bita College School of Exercise Medicine, Sports and Wellness.