252 NASPE Exercise Physiology Academy Forum: Novel and Emerging Developments in Exercise Prescription for Children and Adolescent Health

Wednesday, March 14, 2012: 3:15 PM-5:15 PM
Convention Center: Room 206
NASPE/National Association for Sport and Physical Education
Presider: Keri S. Kulik, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
Speakers: Julien Baker, University of the West of Scotland, Hamilton, Scotland; and Lon Kilgore, University of the West of Scotland, Hamilton, Scotland
The rate of sedentarism in youth is cause for concern. Physical activity in pediatric populations is associated with reduced risk of obesity, and protection from chronic diseases. Modern physical activity and exercise interventions encounter many barriers in implementation. This presentation will: (A) introduce a novel methodology for use with adolescent populations, (B) review one aspect of fitness that is frequently ignored in most pediatric interventions, and (C) provide a historical and scientific review of relevant literature.