The US National Physical Activity Plan  (NPAP)


The U.S. National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP) was developed by a collaborative group representing national organizations at the forefront of physical activity and public health, with representatives from government, non-government, private industry and nonprofit organizations. The NPAP has a vision: One day, all Americans will be physically active and they will live, work, and play in environments that facilitate regular physical activity.

The Plan is a comprehensive set of policies, programs, and initiatives that aim to increase physical activity in all segments of the American population. The Plan is the product of a private-public sector collaborative. Hundreds of organizations are working together to change our communities in ways that will enable every American to be sufficiently physically active.

The Plan aims to create a national culture that supports physically active lifestyles. Its ultimate purpose is to improve health, prevent disease and disability, and enhance quality of life.


Contact Person:

Dale Murrie, Project Coordinator

U.S. National Physical Activity Plan

Department of Exercise Science

University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC 29208