Competencies

After completing the program, you will be able to:

  • Identify key sources of exercise data for epidemiologic purposes.
  • Identify the principles and limitations public health screening or intervention programs.
  • Describe an exercise public health problem in terms of magnitude, person, time and place.
  • Explain the importance of epidemiology for informing scientific, ethical, economic and political discussion of exercise and nutrition health issues.
  • Comprehend basic ethical and legal principles pertaining to the collection maintenance, use and dissemination of exercise and nutrition epidemiology data.
  • Apply the basic terminology and definitions of epidemiology to exercise programs.
  • Calculate basic epidemiology measures as they apply to exercise programs.
  • Communicate exercise epidemiology information to lay and professional audiences.
  • Draw appropriate inferences from epidemiologic exercise data.
  • Evaluate the strengths and limitations of exercise epidemiology reports.
  • Describe the role of social and community factors in both the onset and solution of public health problems.
  • Identify the causes of social and behavioral factors that affect health of individuals and populations.
  • Identify basic theories, concepts and models from a range of social and behavioral disciplines that are used in public health research and practice.
  • Apply ethical principles to public health program planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • Specify multiple targets and levels of intervention for social and behavioral science programs and/or policies.
  • Identify individual, organizational and community concerns, assets, resources and deficits for social and behavioral science interventions.
  • Apply evidence-based approaches in the development and evaluation of social and behavioral science interventions.
  • Describe the merits of social and behavioral science interventions and policies.
  • Describe steps and procedures for the planning, implementation and evaluation of public health programs, policies and interventions.
  • Identify critical stakeholders for the planning, implementation and evaluation of public health programs, policies and interventions.