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ACSM's Brown Bag in Science: Delivery and Assessment of Physical Activity in Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
October 28, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT
Presenters: Lauren Ptomey, Ph.D., R.D., L.D. | Joseph Sherman, M.S.
This webinar will review how remotely-delivered group exercise sessions may promote increases in physical activity and fitness in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Additionally, the presentation will cover how different fitness assessments can be modified for use with this population.
1. Describe physical activity rates of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities including Down syndrome.
2. Recognize how remotely delivered group exercise sessions can be used to increase physical activity in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
3. Identify how fitness assessments can be modified for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Dr. Ptomey is an Associate Professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center’s whose main research focus is the use of technology for the promotion of weight management and physical activity in individuals with cognitive disabilities (intellectual and developmental disabilities, Down syndrome, Alzheimer's disease), as well as the impact of diet and physical activity on body composition, metabolism, and dementia in individuals with cognitive disabilities.
Mr. Sherman is a Senior Research Coordinator with the Division of Physical Activity and Weight Management at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has a B.S. in Exercise and Movement Science and a M.S. in Health Promotion and Wellness Management from Missouri State University. Mr. Sherman specializes in physical activity modifications, lab-based fitness assessments, and behavioral health interventions for special populations including individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities.
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