Engaging Youth in a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program

Engaging Youth in a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program

September 22nd, 2020, 2:00pm-3:00pm EST

Presented by Brittany Chen and Kate Holmes

A Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) is the evidence-based framework that provides an approach to help schools and communities identify all opportunities before, during, and after school for students to be physically active. Students are at the center of the CSPAP, as its primary goal is to enable students to achieve 60 minutes of daily physical activity. But, how often are youth engaged in shaping these opportunities to be physically active? Oftentimes, youth are seen as recipients of a CSPAP but are not engaged in shaping the planning, implementation, and evaluation of this framework. Springboard to Active Schools, an initiative of the National Network of Public Health Institutes and Health Resources in Actions, will lead participants through activities to explore youth engagement principles and how to apply them to the development, implementation, and evaluation of a CSPAP in a school.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this educational activity the learner will be able to:

  1. Define youth development and youth developmental outcomes.
  2. Identify levels of youth engagement and its forms.
  3. Identify practical strategies to increase youth engagement in physical education/ physical activity in schools.

Webinar Resources

You may earn CEs by attending the live webinar, or by completing the knowledge check at a later date. ASHA members get free continuing education hours included with membership, non-members will have the opportunity to purchase certificates after the webinar.  Not sure if you’re a current ASHA member? Email info@ashaweb.org.