Many Americans are failing to meet recommended guidelines for physical activity and nutrition, contributing billions of dollars in healthcare costs and high rates of premature mortality. Public health professionals are implementing and promoting interventions in physical activity, healthy eating, and exercise. These subjects fall under the umbrella of exercise science, the study of human movement with the aim to maintain or improve quality of life. However, public health training programs may not be addressing exercise science in detail. After a research review conducted in the fall of 2018 no studies were found investigating or describing training on physical activity or exercise in master of public health (MPH) programs. The goal of this project is to develop a self-guided curriculum for MPH students, providing them with foundational understanding of exercise science. Today’s presentation shares objectives and highlights of the curriculum.
Recommended CitationJohnson, CSCS, MPHc, Benjamin, "Exercise Science: What Public Health Professionals Need to Know" (2018). Master of Public Health Thesis and Capstone Presentations. Presentation 279.