Graduate study under faculty focused on Physical Activity and Public Health prepares students for careers in the promotion of physical activity in different community settings and population groups. Graduates may pursue teaching and research careers in university or other academic settings or health promotion careers with private or public health agencies.
Coursework and research of students interested in Physical Activity and Public Health generally addresses one or more of the five phases in the behavioral epidemiological framework:
USDA NIFA, Childhood Obesity Prevention Program, grant# 2011-68001-30020, Generating Rural Opportunities for Weight-Healthy Kids and Communities” (GROW HKC).
The Specific Aims of this 5-year, $5 million dollar study are to:
We will develop and test the GROW HKC obesity prevention program in rural communities from 3 diverse counties in Oregon over three years. Results will inform environmental change actions in rural homes, schools, and communities in support of childhood obesity prevention.