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Physical Activity and Public Health: A Postgraduate Course on Research Directions and Strategies

University of South Carolina

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Janna Borden
(803) 576-6050

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Topics covered by this course include grant writing; research funding opportunities; measurement of physical activity; design of epidemiologic studies; dose-response issues; individual, community, and policy interventions; critical research needs for physical activity among women, minorities, and youth; and numerous special topics. The course format includes lectures, small-group discussions, individual meetings with faculty, and individual grant writing projects. Course objectives include expanding students’ knowledge of the following:

  • Relationships between physical activity and chronic disease
  • Methods for measuring physical activity
  • Research designs appropriate for the study of physical activity in populations
  • Methods for promoting physical activity in individuals and populations
  • Specific applications to studies of physical activity in special populations, including ethnic minorities, children, women, and older persons

The course is intended for postdoctoral professionals interested in developing research competencies in physical activity and public health.

8 days.


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