Parks, Recreation, Fitness, and Sports – STRATEGY 2

Enhance the existing parks, recreation, fitness, and sports infrastructure to build capacity to disseminate policy and environmental interventions that promote physical activity.


  • Encourage interdisciplinary curricula in the studies of physical activity, leisure sciences, public health, and urban planning in institutions of higher education to increase physical activity at the community level.
  • Develop certification and continuing education programs in physical activity and public health for fitness instructors, personal and fitness trainers, and other qualified professionals.
  • Develop a model for fitness instructors that focuses on training organizations versus individuals in wellness worksite practices and policies. Include low-cost interventions feasible for small business and non-profits, as well as comprehensive worksite wellness approaches.
  • Use volunteers and education entities to increase the parks, recreation, fitness, and sports sector’s ability to execute the National Physical Activity Plan.

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