Practitioner's Course on Community Interventions

Date: September 15-21, 2016

Description: This 6-day course is for practitioners who are involved or interested in community-based initiatives to promote physical activity.  Topics include public health models for physical activity promotion, epidemiology/needs assessment, "best practice" intervention strategies, policy and environmental supports for physical activity, program evaluation, partnership development, and current research on physical activity promotion.  One-on-one and small group interaction with leading experts is emphasized.  The faculty for this course is composed of nationally known public health practitioners and researchers. 

Course Director: Dennis Shepard, MAT, CHES

Faculty: Faculty for the 6-day course consist of national leaders in public health promotion of physical activity and include:

  • Ross Brownson, PhD – Washington University of St. Louis
  • Jacqueline Epping, MED – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Mark Fenton, MS – Tufts University
  • Jay Maddock, PhD – Texas A&M University

Candidate Application: Those interested in attending the course will apply and enter a competitive selection process.  Approximately 25 candidates will be selected.  Criteria include professional credentials, experience, current professional position, and potential to enhance public health research and practice. 

How to Apply: Click here for the application.

Deadline: The completed application must be received by May 15, 2016.

Cost: The Practitioner’s Course fee is $1900.  The price includes room accommodations, most meals, gratuities, sales taxes, and course materials.  All fees must be paid prior to attending the Course.