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Moving On!: A Physical Activity Transition Program for Student-Athletes

Maintaining healthy levels of physical activity after college can be challenging for many student-athletes. Given the health concerns associated with dropping from high activity to inactivity, evidence-based programs are needed to prepare student-athletes for this transition. We conducted a study of Moving On!, a physical activity transition program designed to help senior student-athletes transition from highly structured and competitive collegiate athletics to lifestyle physical activity. This research resulted in a blueprint to guide university athletics departments in implementing transition programs that foster the long-term health and well-being of their student-athletes through strategies that promote physical activity beyond college sports.