Evaluating the impact of the professional development program to certify teachers as directors of physical activity

The Foundation's Active Living Research program was designed to support investigator-initiated research to identify and assess structural, environmental, and policy changes with the potential to increase population levels of physical activity.The purpose of this project is to evaluate the impact of a National Association for Sport and Physical Education professional development program that certifies teachers in Louisiana as a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program Director of Physical Activity. The professional development program will be evaluated to determine its impact on school policy changes, teacher efficacy, and children's school physical activity levels. Data will be collected using surveys and accelerometers. Deliverables will include article publications, online website reports to school administrators, and various presentations to disseminate research findings. All policy-related communications will be created in collaboration with the Foundation's communications staff and consultants. No Foundation funds will be used for lobbying purposes.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $150,000.00

Awarded on: 11/22/2011

Time frame: 1/1/2012 - 12/31/2013

Grant Number: 69549


Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Louisiana State University
330 Thomas Boyd Hall
Baton Rouge, 70803-2701


Russell L. Carson
Project Director