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Notice to Readers Courses on Physical Activity and Public Health

CDC, the University of South Carolina Prevention Center, and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control will cosponsor two courses for biomedical and behavioral researchers and public health professionals. The courses are designed to train health professionals to conduct community physical activity research and interventions and to promote physical activity initiatives and policies in communities. Both courses are scheduled for September 1996 at Seabrook Island, South Carolina.

The first course, "A Postgraduate Course on Research Directions and Strategies," developed primarily for postdoctoral health professionals, is scheduled for September 18-25, 1996. The second course, "A Practitioner's Course on Community Interventions and Strategies," designed for public health practitioners, will be held September 19-23, 1996.

The deadline for applications is May 15, 1996. Participation in each course is limited. Additional information and application forms are available from Sara Corwin, School of Public Health, Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208; telephone (803) 777-7291; fax (803) 777-8422.

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