||Investigation of the effectiveness of structured recess in school aged children on decreasing sedentary behavior|
||Skye Donovan PT, PhD, OCS|
||Physical Therapy, Health Promotion Management, Pre-PT majors, and Health Sciences|
||Fall, spring, summer (ongoing)|
||The project will create moderate to vigorous intensity exercises and games for a local 4th grade elementary school. We will then use these games during recess at the school to engage the children in the recommended 60 minutes of activity per day. The study will investigate the difference in fitness and activity levels of these children before and after the recess intervention in addition to comparing to other grades which do not receive the intervention. |
||February 21, 2011|
Fall 2011 Research Opportunity
Students from Nursing, Health Sciences, Health Promotion Management, pre-Physical Therapy, and Physical Therapy programs are needed for data collection at a local elementary school in Arlington on Tuesdays and Fridays from 12:45-1:30 p.m. from September 15 through November 20, 2011.
Help will be needed on several days for baseline and final body weight, BP and HR data collection. In all, students will need to commit to approximately two hours of time for each day worked.
Data assessment hours can be completed during office hours with Skye Donovan. Contact Dr. Donovan by e-mail.