Design and Evaluation of the NFL PLAY 60 FITNESSGRAM Partnership Project

Res Q Exerc Sport. 2016;87(1):1-13. doi: 10.1080/02701367.2015.1127126.


This article describes the conceptual design and evaluation strategies used in the NFL PLAY 60 FITNESSGRAM Partnership Project, a large participatory research network focused on building effective school physical education programming. The article summarizes the unique participatory design, recruitment methods, programming strategies, and analytical plans used to evaluate this large project. The study provides unique insight into how to effectively deliver large-scale school-based physical fitness and physical activity programming to support and enhance physical education programming in schools.

Keywords: Children; physical activity; physical fitness; school.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Community-Based Participatory Research*
  • Exercise
  • Football
  • Health Promotion
  • Humans
  • Physical Education and Training* / standards
  • Physical Fitness*
  • Program Evaluation / methods
  • Schools
  • United States