457Thursday, April 2, 2009

2:15 PM-4:15 PMTampa Convention Center:7-8
Research Consortium
Science Partnership Session: The First National Physical Activity GuidelinesóResearch-based Development and Applications
During the past 40 years, many organizations, including agencies within the Federal government and associations such as NASPE, have issued physical activity recommendations. In October 2008, HHS released the first official national Physical Activity Guidelines. The purpose of this research session is to: (a) describe the scientific review process used in developing the Guidelines, (b) illustrate how the scientific evidence base was translated into the Guidelines, and (c) illustrate and provide recommendations for how AAHPERD professionals can assess and translate the Guidelines into evidence-based approaches to promoting physical activity in various school and community settings.
Keyword(s): disease prevention/wellness, exercise/fitness/physical activity, research
Presiders: T. Gilmour Reeve, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA; and Christine G. Spain, President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Washington, DC
Speakers: Gregory W. Heath, University of TennesseeChattanooga, Chattanooga, TN; Patty S. Freedson, University of MassachusettsAmherst, Amherst, MA; and Thomas L. McKenzie, San Diego State University, Emeritus, San Diego, CA
Speakers:
Scientific Background and Overview of the National Physical Activity Guidelines
Gregory W. Heath, University of TennesseeChattanooga, Chattanooga, TN
Translation of the Scientific Body of Knowledge to Formulate the Physical Activity Guidelines
Patty S. Freedson, University of MassachusettsAmherst, Amherst, MA
Physical Activity in School and Community Settings: Assessing Implementation of the Physical Activity Guidelines
Thomas L. McKenzie, San Diego State University, Emeritus, San Diego, CA

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