Evidence supporting exercise as a medicine in the prevention and management of chronic disease is indisputable. Created in 2007, Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) aims to make physical activity assessment and promotion a standard in clinical care, connecting health care professionals with qualified exercise professionals to provide evidence-based physical activity resources and programs to everyone of all abilities. Opportunities exist for exercise professionals in several areas within EIM, including exercise referral and prescription, EIM on Campus, and physical activity and EIM education. Connections between EIM and kinesiology and the need for exercise professionals to contribute to the EIM evidence are discussed.
Danielle D. Wadsworth, Mary E. Rudisill, Jared A. Russell, James R. McDonald, and David D. Pascoe
The School of Kinesiology at Auburn University unites teaching, research, and outreach efforts to provide access to physical activity for local, statewide, and global communities. This paper provides a brief overview of the programs as well as strategies to mobilize efforts for physical activity outreach within an academic setting. School-wide efforts include youth initiatives, physical activity assessments offered through our TigerFit program, and the United States Olympic Team Handball training center. All programs provide service-learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students as well as outreach outcomes. Furthermore, the programs provide a platform for scholarship in the form of publications, partnerships for grant submissions, and student research projects. Merging teaching, outreach, and scholarship has provided longevity for the programs, thereby establishing long-term social ties to the community and providing continued access to physical activity to promote public health.
Gregory J. Welk
physical activity patterns make it very difficult to quantify. Compounding this challenge is the fact that individuals vary in their preferred or typical modes of physical activity, as well as their perceptions of what counts as physical activity. Assessments Versus Measurements The terms measurement and
Sofiya Alhassan, Christine W. St. Laurent, and Sarah Burkart
-based interventions that have targeted increasing physical activity in preschool-age children of color. We identified 10 studies that met the inclusion criteria. Overall, the limited number of studies included in this review, as well as the variation in intervention activities and physical-activity-assessment methods
Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko, Erica M. Taylor, and T. Gilmour Reeve
. Evaluate the quality of her or his own practice of physical activity. Assessment Procedures and the Core Content For the listed learning outcomes, several points need to be emphasized. First, these statements may be more generic that what an actual program would use. That is, what the student is expected
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with other tasks, lack of institutional support, and lack of training related to exercise or physical activity assessment, prescription, and promotion ( AuYoung et al., 2016 ; Hébert, Caughy, & Shuval, 2012 ; Huijg et al., 2015 ). These same barriers are also cited as reasons for not referring