Foundations of Physical Activity
1 From H.W. Kohl III, T.D. Murray, and D. Salvo, Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health Instructor Guide, 2nd ed. (Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2020).
Signature Assignment – Presentation & Paper Requirements Physical Activity Plan for a Municipality, County, or State The signature course assignment requires students to develop a hands-on plan to promote physical activity for a targeted community. It also encourages students to apply knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) covered throughout the text. Be sure to review the National Physical Activity Plan (www.physicalactivityplan.org) as well as other physical activity and public health planning documents (e.g., http://wvphysicalactivity.org). The general idea is to adapt this work into an action plan that can be implemented to increase physical activity. This assignment should be discussed early in the semester so that students have adequate time to formulate a plan. Students’ Tasks Presentation Project Overview Each student will make a 15-minute PowerPoint presentation of their signature assignment project that focuses on a unique physical activity promotion plan for a municipality, county, or state. The proposed project must be based on principles learned in class throughout the semester and rooted in existing literature. Each project should include appropriate aspects of overview and rationale, specific aims/goals, logic model, evaluation approaches, and implications for practice and policy. Each presenter should guide the class discussion and field questions and solicit the perspectives of others throughout the presentation. A presentation schedule will be developed by week 6 when the first draft of the project is due. Class PowerPoint presentations are due at least 24 hours (1 day) before your assigned presentation time. Project Objectives Upon completion of this project, you will be able to do the following: (1) Analyze peer-reviewed research literature about physical activity and public health, (2) create a multimedia presentation to present with an oral report on an original physical activity promotion project and (3) understand and communicate the topics covered during the course. Content Guidelines for the Signature Project
1. Provide an overview and rationale (e.g., need, target population) for the proposed program, which should be rooted in existing literature. Students must include at least 3-4 research citations at this point to show the background and merit/support for the development for the chosen program. (*reminder, you will be developing an authentic program not using an already existing program, but you can utilize ideas and principles from what already exists)
2. Present well-developed and specific goals & objectives. 3. Create and include a logic model. 4. Present proposed evaluation methods and indicate how they conform with or deviate from
existing literature in the area. To complete this step you should include another 2-3 research articles.
5. Annotate with supplementary studies and data (fully referenced) where appropriate. Another 2-3 research articles should be utilized here.
6. Discuss public health practice strategies and policy considerations. Another 2-3 research articles should be utilized here.
2 From H.W. Kohl III, T.D. Murray, and D. Salvo, Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health Instructor Guide, 2nd ed. (Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2020).
7. Complete a budget analysis (table) and show how the budget will be used (narrative). 8. Develop a personal fitness plan including self-assessment (10 points), goal setting (10 points),
and a description of how you will link this to your proposed project (20 points) Format and Style Guidelines for Signature Project
1. Backgrounds: The simpler the better. 2. Text colors: Use anything except red or pink! 3. Background: With dark backgrounds, use white or yellow text. With light backgrounds, use black
text. 4. Text: Include three or four bullets per slide. 5. Tables and figures: Avoid cutting and pasting or scanning when they are reasonable to
reproduce. 6. Citations: Must follow APA guidelines 7. Pictures and video: Use these sparingly!
3 From H.W. Kohl III, T.D. Murray, and D. Salvo, Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health Instructor Guide, 2nd ed. (Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2020).
Evaluation Criteria for Signature Assignment