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Table 1 Summary of training topics for dietetic, kinesiology, and medical students in the (S)Partners for Heart Health program.

From: (S)Partners for Heart Health: a school-based program for enhancing physical activity and nutrition to promote cardiovascular health in 5thgrade students

Undergraduate dietetic and kinesiology student education and training Medical student education and training
Pediatric guidelines and recommendations for nutrition and physical activity from the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics Pediatric guidelines and recommendations for nutrition and physical activity from the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, the research protocol, and content on conducting valid and reliable measures.
Completion of the University Institutional Review Board (IRB) training Completion of the MSU IRB and Blood borne pathogen training
Fundamentals of goal setting and principles and applications of Albert Bandura's theory of self-efficacy for use in goal achievement Completion of the MSU Blood borne pathogen training
A review of CVD risk factors and the role of nutrition and physical activity in preventing and managing CVD risk factors. Knowledge and techniques for interacting with 5th graders including sensitivity issues
Tips for communicating with 5th graders including sensitivity issues Training for performing reliable and valid of physical measures and CVD risk factors
"Mock" web-based goal setting and tracking with one MSU student role playing as 5th grade students and the other serving as the MSU (S)partner  
"Mock" break-out meetings in small groups (4–5 per group) with half of the MSU students role playing as 5th grade students and the other serving as the MSU (S)partners