2021 SEACSM Fall Lecture Series
The 2021 Fall lecture series consisted of three virtual lectures "hosted" by institutions in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, but available for all SEACSM members to view live.
- Wednesday, December 8 at 4 pm EST hosted by Dr. Eric Plaisance at University of Alabama Birmingham
- Thursday, December 9 at 4 pm EST hosted by Dr. Katie Davis at Augusta University in Georgia
- Friday, December 10th at 4:00 pm EST hosted by Dr. B. Sue Graves at Florida Atlantic University
The 2021 Fall Lecture Series was coordinated by Shannon Mathis at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Eduardo Bustamante, PhD. University of Illinois-Chicago
Physical Activity as Medium—Not Medicine—for Public Health Impact
Through the lens of community-engaged physical activity intervention studies conducted in the UIC Healthy Kids Lab, we will explore how our research team has come to adopt a view of physical activity as “medium,” rather than “medicine.” We will explore how this framing has helped us promote mental health among children and families living in low-income communities; and its implications for overcoming traditional barriers to dissemination and implementation of physical activity interventions that have historically limited public health impact.
By the end of the session, attendees will attain a novel perspective on physical activity intervention at the individual and group levels. They will be able to define physical activity as medium and understand how embracing physical activity as medium in intervention contexts can improve fit, adoption, and sustainability.