Impacting Children’s Health and Academic Performance through Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programming

Timothy A. BRUSSEAU, James C. HANNON


Physical activity is associated with numerous academic and health benefits. Furthermore, schools have been identified as an ideal location to promote physical activity as most youth attend school regularly from ages 5-18. Unfortunately, in an effort to increase academic learning time, schools have been eliminating traditional activity opportunities including physical education and recess. To combat physical inactivity in you, numerous organizations are promoting a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program to encourage academic achievement and overall health. Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs include five components and should be centered around 1) quality physical education, 2) physical activity before and after school, 3) physical activity during school (both recess and classroom activity), 4) staff involvement, and 5) family and community engagement.


Physical education, recess, youth, CSPAP

Paper Details

Paper Details
Topic Elementary Education
Pages 441 - 450
Issue IEJEE, Volume 7, Issue 3
Date of acceptance 19 May 2015
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University of Utah, USA, United States


University of Utah, USA, United States


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