Master of Education (MEd)
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Timothy Bungum, Chair
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Graduate Faculty Representative
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This study assessed the effectiveness of a school-based active transportation to school (ATS) encouragement program for elementary school students. ATS shows promise for increasing physical activity and preventing excessive weight gain in children. ATS rates were assessed through frequency counts at the control school (N=697) and intervention school (N=693). The intervention encouraged ATS through the distribution of low-cost incentives on one weekday each week. It also required helmet use for participation and included a Walking School Bus component. Findings from this study suggest that the intervention effectively increased ATS on both intervention and non-intervention days.
Active transportation to school; Bicycle commuting; Exercise; Obesity in children; School children—Transportation; Walking
Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Public Health | Public Health Education and Promotion
Clark, Sheila G.J., "The Effect of Low-cost Incentives on Active Transportation to School Rates among Elementary School Students" (2011). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 1063.