After-School Physical Activity Programs
This long-term aim of the series of projects is to develop, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of strategies to increase the physical activity of youth while attending after-school programs. This will include reviewing the current literature, establishing recommendations for policies and physical activity levels during after-school programs and implementing strategies to impact physical activity.
References developing from this research:
Huberty, J. L., Beets, M. W., & Beighle, A. (in press). Movin after school: A community-based support for policy change in the afterschool environment. Childhood Obesity.
Beets, M. W., Beighle, A., Bottai, M., Rooney, L., & Tilley, F. (in press). Pedometer-determined step count guidelines for afterschool programs. Journal of Physical Activity and Health.
Beets, M. W., Wallner, M. and Beighle, A.
Beets, M. W., Rooney, L., Tilley, F., Beighle, A., and Webster, C. (in press). Evaluation of policies to promote physical activity in after-school programs: Are we meeting current benchmarks? Preventive Medicine.
Beighle, A., Beets, M. W., Erwin, H. E., Huberty, J., Moore, J. B., & Stellino, M. (2010). Physical activity promotion in afterschool programs. After School Matters, 11, 24-32.
Moore, J. B., Schneider, L., Lazorik, S., Shores, K. A., Beighle, A., Jilcott, S. B., & Newkirk, J.
Huberty, J, Balluff, M., Beighle, A., Berg, K. & Sun, J.
Individuals involved in this research:
Aaron Beighle, Ph.D.
Michael Beets, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Jennifer Huberty, Ph.D.
Heather Erwin, Ph.D.
Mark Abel, Ph.D.
Justin Moore, Ph.D., East Carolina University