The Physical Activity and Public Health (PAPH) Courses
include an 8-day Postgraduate Course on Research
Directions and Strategies and a 6-day Practitioner's
Course on Community Interventions. The long-term goal of
the courses is to improve the public's health by
increasing the number of public health researchers and
practitioners who have expertise in the relationship
between physical activity and health in populations.
The courses are held in September of each year. Acceptance into the program is on a competitive basis. Approximately 25 fellows are accepted for each course. Criteria for acceptance include professional credentials, experience, and potential to enhance public health research and practice.
The Physical Activity and Public Health Courses are currently in their 20th year of successful training for professionals in the field and received the 2004 CDC Prevention Research Center Award for Excellence in Training and Technical Assistance.
* The University of South Carolina Prevention Research Center is a member of the Prevention Research Centers Program supported by CDC Cooperative Agreement 5-U48-DP-000051