APPLYING ECONOMETRIC EVALUATIONS IN HEALTH AND FITNESS SETTINGS

Chenoweth, David Ph.D., FAWHP

doi: 10.1249/01.FIT.0000413042.92870.a9
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LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • To understand the three basic types of econometric evaluation frameworks that are suitable for health and fitness settings.

• To recognize appropriate cost and benefit variables that can be used within an econometric evaluation tool.

• To describe how a basic econometric evaluation can be prepared within a specific health and fitness setting.

As programming impact expectations intensify in many health-fitness settings, basic econometric evaluation techniques can guide decision-makers in their strategic planning.

David Chenoweth, Ph.D., FAWHP, is president of Chenoweth & Associates, Inc. where he has performed econometric data analysis, risk factor costing, program evaluation, and health and productivity outcome studies for business, industrial, health care, commercial fitness, and governmental agencies over the past 31 years.

© 2012 American College of Sports Medicine.