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Diabetes Educ. 2008 Sep-Oct;34(5):766, 770, 772-4 passim. doi: 10.1177/0145721708324763.

Development of an online university-based Physical Activity and Obesity education program.

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1
The University of Houston, Laboratory of Integrated Physiology, Houston, Texas (Dr McFarlin)
2
The Texas Obesity Research Center, Houston, Texas (Drs McFarlin and Jackson)

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this article is to describe the development and implementation of an undergraduate university core course titled, Public Health Issues in Physical Activity and Obesity (KIN1304) at a diverse, urban university.

METHODS:

The course was designed to provide the scientific and public health information on obesity with a goal of prevention. Whereas the course was administered to college students, there are several applications within diabetes education where its content may be useful.

RESULTS:

The course is entirely Internet based (by means of WebCT Vista) and is a university core requirement for all undergraduate degree programs on campus. Development of such a course provides an opportunity to reach a large portion of the undergraduate population.

CONCLUSION:

Development of the Internet-based course, Public Health Issues in Physical Activity and Obesity (KIN1304) may be useful for educating a wide variety of people regarding the risks and prevention associated with obesity and diabetes.

PMID:
18832283
DOI:
10.1177/0145721708324763
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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