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Twietmeyer, Gregg; Johnson, Tyler G. – Quest, 2019
One of the most long-standing controversies in kinesiology has been that of physical activity requirements (PARs) in corresponding degree programs. Despite a recommendation from the American Kinesiology Association to include "the practice of physical activity" in undergraduate kinesiology degree programs, some programs have PARs, while…
Descriptors: Kinetics, Human Body, Psychomotor Skills, Physiology
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Chen, Senlin; Gu, Xiangli – Quest, 2018
Comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP) holds much promise as a solution for youth PA promotion, due to its strong theoretical and political support. In this article, we review the current research on CSPAP. Fifty-four published articles that met the inclusion criteria were identified and retrieved using direct library database…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Life Style, Health Promotion, Literature Reviews
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van der Mars, Hans – Quest, 2018
In this article, I provide a brief historical perspective on how state-level policy was an integral part of the rise of school physical education in the first half of the twentieth century, as well as the evolution of sport pedagogy as a subdiscipline within the field of kinesiology. The role and importance of policy in changing behavior are…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational Policy, Educational History, Behavior Change
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De Lyon, Alexander T. C.; Neville, Ross D.; Armour, Kathleen M. – Quest, 2017
Kinesiology researchers have long had an interest in physical activity, fitness, and health issues and in the professional education and work practices of teachers and coaches. The professional development needs and practices of "fitness professionals," however, have not been a major concern for researchers in the field. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Public Health, Physical Fitness, Training, Professional Education
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Palmer, Stephen E.; Behrens, Timothy K. – Quest, 2017
Physical education (PE) can make meaningful contributions to public health by directly providing moderate to vigorous physical activity (PA) opportunities for school-aged youth. Quality PE aims to contribute indirectly to PA beyond the school day. Unfortunately, insufficient evidence exists regarding the impact of PE on lifelong PA. This has led…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Public Health, Physical Activity Level, Skill Development
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Lambdin, Dolly – Quest, 2016
Amy Morris Homans was an amazing leader in the early development of physical education. She believed that every individual must be educated academically and physically. Earlier this year, SHAPE America committed to making her vision a reality with the goal of empowering ALL students with the skills, knowledge, habits, and determination to make…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Health Related Fitness
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Ross, Samantha Mae; Case, Layne; Leung, Willie – Quest, 2016
The introduction of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health has placed emphasis on framing health behavior as a multidimensional construct. In relation to childhood physical activity, this encompasses dimensions of functional performance, activity attendance, and subjective perceptions of involvement and enjoyment…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Physical Activities, Child Health, Classification
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Webster, Collin Andrew; Beets, Michael; Weaver, Robert Glenn; Vazou, Spyridoula; Russ, Laura – Quest, 2015
Recommended approaches to promoting children's physical activity through schools call for physical education teachers to serve as champions for, and leaders of, Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs (CSPAPs). Little evidence, however, exists to suggest that physical education teachers are ideally prepared or supported to assume CSPAP…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
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Kosma, Maria; Buchanan, David R.; Hondzinski, Jan – Quest, 2015
Despite the proliferation of theory-based behavior-change programs to promote physical activity, obesity and diabetes rates continue to rise. Given the notable ineffective interventions, it is important to examine why these efforts have been largely unsuccessful and to consider potential alternatives. The purpose of this article is to consider the…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Values, Investigations
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McMullen, Jaimie; Ní Chróinín, Déirdre; Tammelin, Tuija; Pogorzelska, Malgorzata; van der Mars, Hans – Quest, 2015
Increasing physical activity opportunities in schools has emerged as a global priority among school-aged youth. As a result, many countries have designed and implemented whole-of-school physical activity initiatives that seek to increase physical activity opportunities that are available to school-aged children before, during, and after school.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Program Implementation
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Erwin, Heather; Beighle, Aaron; Carson, Russell L.; Castelli, Darla M. – Quest, 2013
Physical activity (PA) participation levels among youth remain well below national recommendations. Thus, a variety of strategies to promote youth PA have been advocated, including multifaceted, school-based approaches. One identified as having great potential is a comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP). The goal of a CSPAP is to…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Youth, School Culture
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Ross, Susan M. – Quest, 2013
The "National Physical Activity Plan", as well as professional and government agencies (NASPE, 2008a; US Department of Health and Human Services, 2000) acknowledge pre-kindergarten (pre-K) children should be part of comprehensive school physical activity initiatives anchored in quality physical education programming. These…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Education Teachers, Physical Activity Level
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Wrynn, Alison M. – Quest, 2011
As numerous Homans' lecturers have attested, Amy Morris Homans was a significant and visionary leader who set the foundation for women's physical education for the first half of the 20th century. Her reign at the Boston Normal School for Gymnastics (BNSG) was ironclad, and through the BNSG she controlled her student's lives, including their…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Obesity, Physical Education Teachers, Physical Health
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Pate, Russell R.; O'Neill, Jennifer R.; McIver, Kerry L. – Quest, 2011
Physical education has been an institution in American schools since the late 19th century, and today almost all American children are exposed to physical education classes. It has often been claimed that physical education provides important benefits to public health. The purpose of this paper is to determine if physical education increases…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Public Health, Physical Activity Level
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Guskiewicz, Kevin M. – Quest, 2011
Increasing physical activity among America's youth is critical in helping to combat chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes. Therefore, finding the right sporting activities for the youth is important, as is making appropriate biomechanical adjustments or behavior modifications that create a safer means of participation. In this article, the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Obesity, Athletics, Injuries
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