Completed 2012

Project Director: Georgia Hall, Ph.D.
Funder: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Vida Health

The National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) conducted a research study on After-School Gets Moving, a physical activity training resource tool for out-of-school time (OST) professionals.

The National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) conducted a comprehensive outcomes research study of After-School Gets Moving, a physical activity training resource tool for out-of-school time (OST) professionals. After-School Gets Moving, which includes a DVD and printed corresponding exercises, was recently designed and developed by Vida Health Communications of Cambridge with funding from the CDCP.

Along with a local intermediary/OST leader, NIOST identified programs in four cities/regions across the country to participate in After-School Gets Moving. Baseline data was collected through surveys, observations, and pedometer counts of children participating in the programs. Data collection repeated via surveys, observation, and pedometers two weeks and then ten weeks following program staff training.

After-School Gets Moving Video with Georgia Hall, Ph.D.

In the first part of this video series, Hall examines the health risks associated with less physical activity and the positive effects of physical activity on children.

In the second part of this video series, Hall describes what Afterschool Gets Moving is and how it encourages more physical activity in afterschool programs.

In the third part of this video series, Hall discusses how Afterschool Gets Moving collects data on their interventions in afterschool programs, and how that data has better informed them on how to introduce more physical activity in afterschool programs.

In the fourth part of this video series, Hall discusses the importance of afterschool programs making use of their transition times between activities and the importance of introducing more physical activity in afterschool programs.\

"After School Gets Moving" Leader's Training Guide & DVD

The Leader’s Guide is a companion to the “After School Gets Moving” DVD program. It is a resource for after school program directors to train after school program staff, paraprofessionals, and volunteers who work in after school programs serving children in grades K-5. Together, the DVD and Leader’s Guide show how to promote more safe and healthy physical activity in after school -- particularly in environments where space and other resources are limited.

Purchase the Leader's Guide.