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ERIC Number: EJ811714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1091-367X
The Role of Physical Activity Assessments for School-Based Physical Activity Promotion
Welk, Gregory J.
Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, v12 n3 p184-206 Jul 2008
The emphasis in public health on lifestyle physical activity in recent years has focused attention on the promotion of lifetime physical activity as the primary objective of physical education. If used properly, physical activity and physical fitness assessments can enhance individual promotion of physical activity and also provide valuable outcome measures to facilitate home and community support for physical education. This article describes the importance of comprehensive evaluation of physical education and emphasizes the importance of including assessments of both physical activity and physical fitness for promoting physical activity. Effective evaluation practices are needed to optimize the effectiveness of physical education programming. (Contains 2 tables, 1 figure and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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