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ERIC Number: EJ795609
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Combating Obesity in the Beginning: Incorporating Wellness and Exercise Principles in Teacher Education Programs
Cavallini, M. Felicia; Wendt, Janice C.; Rice, Desmond
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v78 n8 p38-39, 49 Oct 2007
Schools have the potential to foster healthy behaviors among youths through sound health and physical education programs. Teacher candidates who are being certified through teacher preparation programs should take a course on basic wellness and exercise principles, in order to prepare themselves to teach those principles to all school faculty members. This way, everyone will be able to make a contribution toward and participate in the battle against obesity. This article describes how studying areas such as nutrition, exercise safety, physical-activity program design, and health-related fitness, as well as exemplifying a lifestyle of wellness and exercise, can help future teachers to positively influence youths to become more physically active. (Contains 1 table.)
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:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States