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Pathways to learning: a unique recreational exercise certification program for individuals with SCI

Funder: Craig H Neilsen Foundation

Funding period
USD 50 K
Funding amount
Abstract
Our project is entitled 'Pathways to learning: A unique recreational exercise certification program for individuals with SCI'. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life and empower individuals with SCI by creating a novel certificate program to train them to become fitness leaders in their communities. The program will serve as a pathway to educational readiness, employment and active lifestyle. Our measurable outcomes include: i) Successful completion of the pilot program from all 25 participants, resulting in certification (by May 25, 2019); ii) Improved quality of life and empowerment on self-reported measures (by May 25, 2019); iii) Employment at Cal State L.A. or elsewhere (by August 19, 2019), and; iv) Educational re-engagement and/or retention (by August 19, 2019). We expect that empowerment through Education will have a significant positive impact on the psychosocial well-being of the participants in important areas such as self-confidence, leadership, perceived competence, autonomy, and relatedness. The School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science offers over 100 physical activity courses for students at Cal State L.A. We are committed to hiring instructors from the pool of certified participants to teach these courses. In addition, certified participants will be hired to teach courses to our Kinesiology students. There are nearly 1,200 Kinesiology students in the ‘Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Exercise’ and ‘Adapted Physical Education Concentration’ academic streams who are preparing for careers in exercise therapies. As such, this proposal supports the Foundation’s specific goal to improve standards for delivery of care to individuals with SCI by providing a program predicated on cultivating a supportive and rehabilitative environment for education and exercise which aims to discover relevant biopsychosocial determinants of well-being. The goal of our innovative program aimed at improving exercise/community participation and ultimately independent living matches the overarching goal of the Foundation’s portfolio, which is namely to enhance quality of life for individuals and their families living with SCI. Our proposal connects with the Foundation’s vision of providing individuals with SCI opportunities to live full and productive lives as active participants in their communities through furthering their community reintegration through applying learned skills towards co-teaching positions within the Kinesiology Department at Cal State L.A. after certification, and beyond. (CHN: COandI chn:wdg)

 
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USD 31.3 M
Aggregated funding amount
USD 114 K
Average funding amount
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