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. (Sport Management), M.S. (Exercise Physiology), graduate Certificate in Measurement & Statistics, 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. Dr. Mason is the Lab Director of the Institute for Mobility, Activity, and Participation (I-MAP) which investigates innovative solutions to optimize driving and community mobility for diverse populations. Specifically, his research focus is to improve interactions with in-vehicle technology so that older adults understand system capabilities and utilize technology to mitigate age-related cognitive decline to support their aging in place.
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.