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Pragmatic Evaluation in Physical Activity, Vancouver 2017 – Book your place NOW!


Intensive 2.5 day course for researchers and practitioners
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Sunday, 4th – Tuesday, 6th June, 2017

For early career researchers & practitioners passionate about practically applied research


The Pragmatic Evaluation course has been developed to build capacity in pragmatic evaluation skills for physical activity actions in multiple stakeholders from different cultures and contexts. The course aims to promote interaction between the various stakeholders that deliver and evaluate physical activity actions, including academic researchers, practitioners and policy makers. The course is ideal for academic researchers who are interested in the practical application of their work AND/OR for employees of government and non-government entities who aspire to rigorously evaluate their programs and policies. The course will be led by an international faculty of evaluation experts and delivered in association with the 2017 ISBNPA Annual Conference.

PARTICIPANTS:  16-24 early career researchers and practitioners who are passionate about developing skills in pragmatic evaluation of physical activity policy, projects and programs

CONTENT: The course includes an online component to be completed prior to the face-to-face modules

Online module (3 hours):  Physical activity epidemiology and public health in nutshell (Content from the University of Sydney online course in Exercise and Physical Activity in Non-Communicable Disease Prevention in partnership with the WHO Collaborating Centre for Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity)

Face-to-face modules (2.5 days):

  • Planning for Evaluation
  • Introduction to Evaluation Methods
  • Formative Evaluation
  • Outcome/Impact Evaluation
  • Process Evaluation
  • Complex Program Evaluation

The cost of the course is GB£590 / CA$950 / US$720 / AU$980.  Scholarships to cover the course fees and accommodation are available for successful applicants who require additional financial support to attend the course.


  • Professor Adrian Bauman, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Professor Guy Faulkner, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Dr Paul Kelly, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Dr Karen Milton, University of Oxford, UK
  • Professor Patti-Jean (PJ) Naylor, University of Victoria, Canada
  • Dr Justin Richards, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Alex Wright, University of Edinburgh, UK


FLYER: Pragmatic Evaluation in Physical Activity

APPLICATION: Application form 2017 

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