Suggested Learning Path
Scenario: The Big Picture
Anita and her group investigate eating and activity issues at Baker and Pleasantville Middle Schools.
Resource: The P.E.R. Assessment - Part I
Learn how to identify the underlying causes of behaviors or environmental conditions you hope to change.
Utility: Definitions of P.E.R. Factors
This summarizes what predisposing, enabling, and reinforcing factors are, with examples.
Utility: P.E.R. Assessment Steps
Use these steps to identify and prioritize the predisposing, enabling, and reinforcing factors affecting healthy eating and active living in your community setting.
Resource: The P.E.R. Assessment - Part II
Take the P.E.R. assessment further using an example from our case study with Nick and Miguel.
Evaluation: Course Project - Part 3 - Assessing P.E.R. Factors (Required)
What are the P.E.R. factors that may be contributing to excessive weight gain in children in your community?
Collaboration: Discuss Your Assessment (Required)
Tell your colleagues in this course what factors you have decided to tackle and why.