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.