Together with the City of Fort Worth, the Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Prevention (NPAOP) Program created a physical activity curriculum, called “Getting Fit Texas!,” available in English and Spanish, for training promotores(as) (also referred to as community health workers). The curriculum was designed to provide instruction in leading group classes and activities so that promotores(as) may reach out to community members and teach about healthy, active lifestyles and help build skills for community members to be more physically active. The curriculum may be used to conduct promotora training sessions, which allows them to receive continuing education credits towards a certification.
The curriculum is currently being revised to incorporate policy and environmental change strategies to continue promoting health in communities throughout Texas. An enhanced version of the physical activity curriculum is expected to be available in mid 2012.
Sample Pages of the Getting Fit Texas Curriculum