Background on the Youth Activity Profile
The Youth Activity Profile (YAP) is an online version of an established self-report instrument designed to facilitate the assessment of physical activity in youth. The YAP captures time spent in physical activity both at school (e.g. before school, walking to school, in recess, in PE and during lunch) as well as at home (e.g. on the way home, at home, in the evening and on the weekends). It also captures time spent in sedentary pursuits such as TV, video games, computer and texting). Students receive personalized reports of their behavior and the data is aggregated to provide group reports to guide school programming.
Getting Started with the YAP
Our team has worked with the Active Schools initiative to make the Youth Activity Profile available to schools across the country. Our team manages the national release of the assessment tool but encourage Iowa FitnessGram schools to opt into the collaboration through Active Schools to enable effective coordination and to receive the optimal support for using the tool. Click this Enrollment Form to get started with the Youth Activity Profile.