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Developing Physically Active and Sporty Kids – Benefits and Barriers

Online Course: Developing Physically Active and Sporty Kids – Benefits and Barriers

Gain the knowledge to empower children to be more physically active

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Course instructor:

Tracy Prowse

Tracy is a child and adolescent health physiotherapist, mindfulness teacher, pain practitioner, lecturer and trainer



Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems

1-1.5 hours

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Obesity and other developmental issues are increasingly common in children. 5.6 percent of children are considered obese, and the prevalence of developmental disabilities has increased by 9.5 percent in children aged 3 to 17 years. While it is recognised that physical activity positively impacts weight, health, learning and attention, many children are not sufficiently active. As will be highlighted in this course, health professionals can empower parents and teachers to encourage physical activity in children to improve long-term outcomes.


This course aims to introduce physical activity and obesity in children. It also aims to highlight the benefits of exercise and explore factors that might reduce engagement in physical activity.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Videos
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers. Community Health Workers, Nurses or Medical Doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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