We know that today's park and recreation professionals want to reach their professional goals through education that fits their lifestyles, whether through classroom training, conference education events or fully online. NRPA supports the membership by providing an array of online learning opportunities. Tailored educational courses are offered in the following areas:
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Current Courses - Health and Wellness
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Spray Play for All: Designing Inclusive Splash ParksContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
Recording of NRPA Live Stream Event! Join us to examine the best practices for creating spray parks that are fun for people with and without disabilities, children, parents and grandparents alike.
2019 STEAM / Design Thinking BundleContains 3 Product(s)
Look no further to learn ways to add variety into your programming! These NRPA 2019 Annual Conference topics discuss how to incorporate technology, STEAM, partnerships and climate change into your programs.
Building Resilient Youth: Responding to Trauma, Substance Use and Mental Health Challenges in Out-of-School Time ProgramsContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
Recorded NRPA Live Stream Event! Join NRPA, the Afterschool Alliance and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation in a workshop to explore how out-of-school time (OST) providers can better identify risk factors, apply a trauma-informed care lens to their work, and build social and emotional supports into their existing programs that improves health outcomes. 0.1 CEU
Innovative, Inexpensive, and Interactive Aquatic Programs: Improving and Developing Programs for Success!Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
Recording of NRPA Live Stream Event! This session provides participants with a plethora of programming ideas that range from simple to complex in order to generate and maintain participants’ interest in their aquatic facility. Ideas are shared that meet the needs of aquatic operators from a wide variety of facilities.
2019 Alternative Revenue Streams BundleContains 3 Product(s)
Explore avenues to generate revenue in this NRPA 2019 Annual Conference bundle. Topics discussed include how to increase sponsorships, self-sufficiency plus the components of successful local Park Foundations.
Suicide Talk; a Conversation to Create AwarenessContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
Join the conversation to increase connections and reduce the risk of suicide. Everyone can be a part of the conversation and help to create strong and healthier communities.
Parks and Recreation Supporting Mental Health ChallengesContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
The session will provide an overview of mental health issues facing us as a society, increase awareness of the myriad of disorders that exist, and how the park and recreation industry can play a role in providing support to mental health agencies, mental health professionals, and individuals who suffer from mental illness, as well as those who want to maintain good mental health.
"What's Past is Prologue": The Déjà Vu Health Case for Urban Parks in the US and the UKContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
Parks are an integral part of city infrastructure. This session explains six strategies that are relevant to positioning parks for improving health and wellness while securing influential champions.
Shaping Space for Civic Life: The pivotal role of parksContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
This session will introduce the Assembly initiative and its evidence-based approach to shaping community design, with an emphasis on parks and open space. Panelists will reflect on historic and emerging research that points to the connection between the built environment and civic participation, and share a range of project examples that seek to enhance civic life through design interventions.
NRPA Live 2018 Speed Sessions Volume 2Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits
This product includes 3 speed sessions recorded from the NRPA 2018 Annual Conference: Fantastic Female Recreation Leaders and Where to Find Them; The Public's Health Agency: Parks and Recreation's Critical Role in Communities; and Unlock your Fundraising Future: 10 Rules for Attracting - and Sustaining - Donors to your Mission
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Health(iness): All parks are NOT created equalContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
Parks are such good medicine that doctors are now prescribing visits to them as treatment for a variety of ailments. But not all parks are the same, so how do we know how good the medicine is for a particular park? This session will show how the “medicinal value” of one park can be measured and compared to another.
NRPA 2017 Conference Advocacy BundleContains 4 Product(s)
This is as bundle of 4 sessions recorded from the NRPA 2017 Annual Conference on the topic of "advocacy." Included in this package are the following sessions: How to Handle a Parks & Recreation PR Communications Crisis, VOTE! How to Plan a Successful Bond Program, A Value Proposition: What's My Park Worth?, and Using Health Data to Power Results.
Designing and Implementing Evidence-Based, Family-Based Programming for HealthContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/27/2017
Come experience the future of supporting health in communities through parks and recreation. We will demonstrate an evidence- and family-based program that has been proven to reduce childhood obesity. We will discuss strategies to advance health in your community by addressing program design, implementation, assessment, sustainability, and how to work with partners. This is an innovative approach that creates programming for parents and preschool children at the same time.
NRPA 2017 Conference Programming BundleContains 4 Product(s)
This is as bundle of 4 sessions recorded from the NRPA 2017 Annual Conference on the topic of "Programming." Included in this package are the following sessions: Get Your Play On! Speed Sessions from the 2017 conference, Making Creativity a Part of Your DNA, Creating Meaningful Arts Programs Designed to Engage the Community, and Designing and Implementing Evidence-Based, Family-Based Programming for Health.
Using Health Data to Power ResultsContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/26/2017
In the mighty age of data, using health data can be a powerful tool to fuel your funding requests, report program results, and demonstrate how your facilities and programs play a vital role in the health of the community. In this session, you will be introduced to how and where to mine data sources to leverage support of your programs.