Global Issues Surrounding Physical Activity

Global Issues Surrounding Physical Activity

Learn more about physical activity around the globe

Introduction

The global physical inactivity crisis and the epidemic of life-style related diseases (non-communicable diseases or NCDs) has created an urgent need for health care professionals to develop effective approaches for incorporating the promotion of physical activity in patient interactions. This course will cover the concept of social determinants of health and inactivity. It will provide a global overview of physical activity and explore the differences seen between various population groups and also cover global strategies being used to improve these activity levels.

Aims

This course aims to expand your knowledge on the social determinants of health and global physical activity in different population groups.

Outline

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

  1. Social Determinants of Health
  2. Global Overview of Physical Activity
  3. Global Strategies for Physical Activity
  4. Physical Activity in Different Populations

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.