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EXSC Seminar by Mark Fenton: If I were the PA Czar

September 8, 2016

The Arnold School's Department of Exercise Science and the USC Prevention Research Center invites you to a presentation by Mark Fenton (Transportation, Planning, and Public Health Consultant) on September 16 at 3:30 p.m. in the Public Health Research Center Room 114 (921 Assembly St. Columbia, S.C. 29201). Fenton will present "If I were the PA Czar: Ten Steps to Building a Physically Active Nation.

In the 21st Century it’s going to take more than social marketing, programs, and events to get the population meeting physical activity guidelines. Mark will share his thoughts on the types of high level policies and practical community level interventions that are needed to create environments where being physically active is a daily default. 

Mark Fenton is a public health, planning, and transportation consultant, adjunct associate professor at Tufts University, advocate for active transportation, and former host of “America’s Walking” on PBS television. He’s worked extensively with the Centers for Disease Control, University of North Carolina’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, and YMCA of the USA, and has worked with communities across the United States. He studied engineering and biomechanics at the Massachusetts Institute Technology and US Olympic Training Center, was manager of the Human Performance Laboratory at Reebok, and has published articles related to exercise science, physical activity promotion, community interventions, and public policy.