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EPoCH CME: Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

Release date - Jan. 1, 2013

Expiration date - Jan. 1, 2016

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Obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

This online module is available for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This online activity consists of a fifteen minute webinar on the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. It provides information on the physical activity guidelines and to assist physicians and other clinicians in facilitating counseling their patients on increasing their physical activity levels. This activity is a part of AMA's Educating Physicians on Controversies and Challenges in Health (EPoCH) program.


Holly J. Benjamin, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
The University of Chicago
Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine

CME activity planning committee

Name Title
Barry Dickinson, PhD Director - AMA Science and Biotechnology
Janet Williams, MA

Senior Policy Analyst - AMA

Litjen Tan, MS, PhD Director - AMA
Suzen Moeller, MS, PhD Senior Scientist – AMA
Vanessa Salcedo, MPH

Program Associate - AMA

CME information

Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the recommended guidelines for children and adults
  • Review the positive health effects associated with increasing physical activity levels and
  • Develop a strategy to counsel patients about physical activity

The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The content of this activity does not relate to any product of a commercial interest as defined by the ACCME; therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to disclose for either the faculty or the planners.

In order to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or a certificate of participation, participants must complete the evaluation, post-test and credit form. Participants must score a 70 percent on the post-test to receive their certificate via e-mail.

This activity includes slides with corresponding audio and video.

Questions about this activity can be directed to Janet Williams.

System requirements

Microsoft Windows: XP, Vista (32 and 64 bit), 7(32 and 64 bit) Flash 9.0.28+ or Java 1.31+ required
Apple Macintosh: OSX 10.4+ (Intel-based processors) Flash 9.0.28+ or Java 1.31+ required
Linux - 2.6+ kernel: 32 and 64 bit; x86 CPU required Flash 9.0.28+ or Java 1.31+ required

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