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Seminar – 02 November 2016 – Dr Greg Welk

November 2, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

All are invited to the CEDAR/MRC Epidemiology Seminar:

Youth Fitness Assessment and Promotion: Insights from the Evaluation and Dissemination of FITNESSGRAM Programming.

Dr Greg Welk, Barbara E Forker Professor of Kinesiology at Iowa State University.
Meeting Rooms 1&2, Level 4, Institute of Metabolic Science, Cambridge Biomedical Campus


The FITNESSGRAM youth fitness program has provided schools with powerful tools to evaluate and promote physical fitness in youth. The evaluation of state and national data from FITNESSGRAM has also provided unique insights about health related fitness surveillance and school based physical activity programming. The presentation will summarize approaches and methods used to refine the criterion referenced fitness standards in Fitnessgram and the application of these standards to advance public health research on youth fitness. The presentation will also summarize insights on school physical activity programming gained through the evaluation of the NFL PLAY 60 FITNESSGRAM Partnership Project, a large participatory research network of over 1000 schools

About Dr Welk

gregwelkDr Welk is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Iowa State University. His research interests focus on the assessment and promotion of physical activity and fitness in different populations. He has conducted numerous studies on the validity and utility of different physical activity assessment tools and has also advanced youth fitness assessment and promotion through his role as the Scientific Director of the Fitnessgram youth fitness program. Dr. Welk is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the Society of Health and Physical Education (SHAPE) and an inducted member of the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK).

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November 2, 2016
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Meeting rooms, Level 4 Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke’s Treatment Centre (ATC)
Cambridge Biomedical Campus
Cambridge, CB2 0SL United Kingdom
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