The Physical Activity Environment module series addresses why the built environment is important to physical activity and what can be gained from using existing physical activity and environment assessment tools. This series covers different methods for assessing the physical activity environment including use of geographic information systems (GIS) and audit tools. The series includes the following four modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction to the Physical Activity Environment Module Series
  • Module 2: GIS-based measures for the physical activity environment
  • Module 3: Audit tools for physical activity environment assessments
  • Module 4: Case Study: Improving streetscapes and parks around schools

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

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