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Pediatric Physical Activity

Physical activity is a critical building block of good health, but is not emphasized in medical education, especially in the pediatric population.   This course will help to close this knowledge gap and assist health care professionals in understanding how, when and what types of physical activity approaches and interventions might be used in conjunction with conventional therapies to enhance pediatric care. Example of this include accruing data in children on the cardiovascular, weight, and mental health benefits of regular physical activity.  

Topic covered include benefits of regular physical activity in children, recognized barriers, updates on resistance training in children, introducing physical activity in the well visit, physical activity in schools, tailoring activity to the child’s needs, behavior change- motivational interviewing and Exercise Rx.

Outcome Objectives

  • Identify pediatric patients that could potentially benefit from integrative medicine physical activity-focused treatment options.
  • Determine which medical conditions have robust supporting evidence for the use of physical activity-based integrative medicine treatment options in children.
  • Teach clinicians how to better educate parents about physical activity-based integrative medicine treatment options for their children.

Course completion provides a maximum of 6 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.