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SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness

About This Resource

SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness is a health promotion program for high school adolescents to improve their physical fitness, nutrition, and sleep habits, and avoid alcohol, tobacco and drug use. SPORT content highlights the positive image benefits of an active lifestyle by showing youth as active and fit, and emphasizes substance abuse as counterproductive to achieving positive image and behavior goals.

The program consists of an in-person health behavior screen, a one-on-one consultation with the teens, a take-home fitness prescription targeting adolescent health promoting behaviors and alcohol use along with its risk and protective factors, and a flyer reinforcing key content of the consultation mailed to the home. The brief seven-item Health and Fitness Screen provides tailored feedback on six health behavior related areas, and is administered to participants individually during regularly scheduled school hours just prior to implementing the fitness consultation.

SPORT fitness consultations are administered using a standardized protocol designed to provide tailored, scripted communications by trained fitness specialists (nurses and certified health specialists) to adolescents one-on-one. At the conclusion of the personal consultation, a take-home fitness prescription is provided recommending the adolescent set goals in the areas of sleep, nutrition, physical activity, and alcohol. Lastly, a one-page flyer is mailed to participants one week after the implementation of the fitness consultations, reinforcing prevention messages provided during the consultation.

Although materials developed by the program designer are available in a group and a one-on-one format, as well as a parent-implemented kit, only the one-on-one version is certified by Blueprints as it is the version that was used in the evaluation that met Blueprints quality standards.

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Who This Resource Is For

Category: 

  • Behavioral Health
  • Substance Use Prevention
  • Support Tier: 

  • Tier 1
  • Age Range: 

  • High
  • Language: 

  • English
  • Ethnicity: 

  • Not Specified / Any
  • Community Type: 

  • Not Specified / Any