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ERIC Number: EJ1034775
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1554-2998
Get Fit for Life: Elementary School Group Counseling with a Twist
Springer, Sarah I.
Journal of School Counseling, v12 n17 2014
A significant number of elementary school-aged children participate in some form of athletic activity. As they become pre-teens, the percentage of these children involved in sports lessens, especially as children begin to recognize differences in athletic abilities. Research assessing youth sports suggests that adults and peers can increase children's levels of motivation to participate in athletics by providing a climate that prioritizes social and emotional development. This article details a psychoeducation group designed by an elementary school counselor to encourage the integration of physical fitness and mental health initiatives that support a healthy lifestyle.
Journal of School Counseling. Montana State University, College of Education, Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 172940, Bozeman, MT 59717. Tel: 406-994-4133; Fax: 406-994-1854; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Kindergarten; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A