ERIC Number: ED336353
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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An Old Wine in a New Bottle: Opportunities for Physical Educators to Package and Deliver It, not Just Stomp Grapes.
Cardinal, Bradley J.
To avoid the "old wine" of the past and move toward the future, physical education professionals will have to document what they do and change the way they package and deliver it. In 1975 Public Law 93-641 was passed and a report of the U.S. Surgeon General was released which called for health promotion and disease prevention. The report triggered a physical fitness and health promotion movement in the United States. Instead of limiting programs to the needs of physical education majors, physical education programs must move toward the delivery of programs that serve the health, fitness, and wellness needs of everyone. One school that has initiated such a program is Eastern Washington University (EWU). The Health, Physical Education, and Athletic Department began a fitness-wellness center, "The Body Shop." The Body Shop program uses a holistic, preventive approach as it focuses on establishing a base of physical fitness in its participants, as well as improvement of lifestyle variables. Since its establishment in 1987, the program has served the fitness and wellness needs of over 10,000 people ranging in age from 12 to 83. The program was initiated under a self-supporting financial plan and an EWU loan from the central administration. The original debt has been retired and the funds which the program generates are earmarked for continued development of programs for the university and the community. (AMH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Eastern Washington University
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Western College Physical Education Society (35th, Reno, NV, October 17-19, 1990).