The Individual Physical Activity module series addresses considerations that influence decisions about physical activity assessments. The series covers why it is important to distinguish between measure and assess, calculating energy costs of physical activities for adults and youth, and activity monitor selection and use. The series includes the following four modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction to the Individual Physical Activity module series
  • Module 2: Processing, scoring, and interpreting physical activity data
  • Module 3: Selecting and using activity monitors
  • Module 4: Case Study: Identifying predisposing factors for active commuting in elementary school children who live in urban and suburban settings


National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research. (2019, August). Measures Registry Learning Modules. Retrieved from

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