Justin R Mason PhD
Dr. Justin Mason is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy in the College of Public Health and Health Professions. He received his B.S (Psychology), M.S. (Exercise Physiology), and Ph.D. (Sport and Exercise Psychology) from Florida State University. His research interests are in the role that lifestyle factors have in influencing cardiovascular health, community mobility, and cognitive function. His dissertation investigated the relationships between arterial stiffness and thickness, cognitive function, and driving performance in older adults. Dr. Mason and the Institute for Mobility, Activity, and Participation (I-MAP) team are working in collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the City of Gainesville to investigate younger, middle-aged, older drivers’ perception of automated vehicles. The acceptance and use of innovative technology (e.g., vehicle automation) may enable older adults or those with disabilities to become more active in the community and enhance their quality of life.
This course will describe the benefits of various modes of exercise and potential barriers and facilitators to exercise. Benefits discussed will include mood, cognitive function, and “The Self”. Periodization techniques will be discussed to transition exercise from a “chore” into becoming a purposeful activity (i.e., occupation).
This course is well-suited for occupational therapists as well as other professionals with a background in rehabilitation.
Introductory: Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.
Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:
- Differentiate physical activity and exercise.
- Describe benefits that occur from routine exercise
- Detail methods to promote exercise adherence.
- Summarize the importance of periodization, planning, and progressive overload.
AOTA Classification Codes
- Category 1: Domain of OT – Occupations/ IADL
0.1 AOTA CEUs (1 Contact Hour for State of Florida Occupational Therapy practitioners) will be awarded upon a successful completion of a multiple choice post-test. Participants will be able to print a certificate of completion after completing a short course evaluation in addition to the post-test. The UF Occupational Therapy Department will enter the Contact Hour into the CEBroker database for Florida licensed occupational therapy practitioners.
Instructors have stated that they have not received funding to support this training.
One (1) hour course during which the learner will view a streaming video presentation, reference PowerPoint® slides, and take a multiple choice post-test.