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ERIC Number: EJ1169532
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Evaluating University Physical Activity Courses from Student and Instructor Perspectives
Beaudoin, Christina; Parker, Tonya; Tiemersma, Karol; Lewis, Colleen
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v89 n1 p7-11 2018
This article presents the results of a survey of student and faculty perspectives within a university-level instructional physical activity (PA) program. The results revealed that students enrolled in the courses primarily for enjoyment and to stay fit. A majority of students ranked the quality of instruction as excellent, were interested in new activity offerings such as SCUBA and training for road races, and would be likely or very likely to continue pursuing the activity in the future. Faculty responses included challenges in teaching instructional PA courses (e.g., varying skill levels, equipment access), the benefits of teaching including improved student skills and student enjoyment, and an interest in professional development opportunities. An ongoing evaluation of student and instructor perspectives within instructional PA programs is recommended and necessary, but responsiveness to this information is paramount for ensuring high-quality, engaging programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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