ERIC Number: ED497180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
College/University Physical Activity Instruction Programs: A Critical Piece in the Education of Young Adults. A Position Paper from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NJ1)
It is the position of the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the College and University Physical Education Council (CUPEC) that all colleges and universities uphold a physical activity instructional program for students as a strong and integral part of the academic curriculum. Bombarded by popular culture, newfound freedom, and peer pressure, the college-aged student is at high risk of making unhealthy choices. As higher education seeks to promote and affirm adulthood, attributes such as personal growth, a sense of identity, and an increase in personal responsibility are essential goals of an academic institution (Rogers, 1996). An effective college/university physical activity instructional program will provide an avenue for young adult learners to engage in a process of self reflection and personal emotional growth.
Descriptors: Position Papers, Young Adults, Peer Influence, Physical Activities, Popular Culture, Physical Education, Physical Activity Level, Higher Education, College Students, At Risk Persons, Health Behavior, Health Promotion, College Role, Individual Development, Student Responsibility, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-213-7193; Fax: 703-476-9527; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.aahperd.org
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Reston, VA. National Association for Sport and Physical Education.