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Actions to Improve Physical Activity Among Youth

$16.00 [4.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]

Course Number: #02-280

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***This course will be expiring on 2/27/2019. After this date you will be unable to take this course for renewal credit.***

Course Description

Despite the importance of regular physical activity in promoting lifelong health and well-being, current evidence shows that levels of physical activity among youth remain low and that levels of physical activity decline dramatically during adolescence.  This intermediate level continuing education course was developed using information from the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report Subcommittee of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, which is intended to identify interventions that can help increase physical activity in youth.  The course provides an overview of the settings where youth spend a majority of their time and have the potential to be more active, discusses several notable precedents for policy involvement, and evaluates strategies to promote health and fitness in young people.

Course Objectives

1. Discuss how physical activities can be incorporated into the various settings that are central to the lives of youth.

2. Identify notable precedents for policy involvement in youth physical activity and describe the potential for programs to further encourage increased physical activity among youth.

3. Review strategies to incorporate the interests, characteristics, and social media habits of today’s youth in future physical activity interventions.

4. Summarize current literature on interventions to increase physical activity in youth across the five selected settings.

5. Evaluate how extending research beyond short-term interventions can help determine the sustainability and long-term benefits of increasing physical activity for young people.

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