“Physical Activity for Adolescent Girls,” with Chelsey Thul

Dr. Chelsey Thul

In this episode [S2E2] of Tucker Center Talks, Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology Senior Lecturer, talks with Tucker Center Affiliated Scholar Dr. Chelsey Thul, Lecturer in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota. Drs. Thul and LaVoi talk about Thul’s groundbreaking research on the development, implementation, and evaluation of culturally relevant physical activity programming for underserved adolescent girls that was designed with girls, using the voices of girls. To learn more about this collaborative research and its impact visit: https://www.cehd.umn.edu/tuckercenter/research/girls-research/

More about the Girls’ Initiative in Recreation and Leisurely Sports (G.I.R.L.S.) Program, a female-only culturally relevant physical activity program: http://girlswinmn.com/

To see images of On the Runway | Culturally Appropriate Active Wear: https://www.facebook.com/pg/UofMDesign/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10153327730221113

Read the report that inspired this work: The 2018 Tucker Center Research Report Developing Physically Active Girls: An Evidence-based Multidisciplinary Approach

Executive Summary [http://z.umn.edu/tcrr2018-execsum]
Full Report [http://z.umn.edu/tcrr2018-fullreport]
Positive Model [http://z.umn.edu/tcrr2018-positive]

Read Thul and LaVoi’s scholarly paper: Thul, C. M., & LaVoi, N. M. (2011). Reducing physical inactivity and promoting active living: from the voices of East African immigrant adolescent girls. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 3(2), 211-237. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/2159676X.2011.572177