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ERIC Number: EJ894315
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0031-8981
Curriculum Diversity and Young Adult Physical Activity: Reflections from High School Physical Education
Mears, Derrick
Physical Educator, v65 n4 p195-207 Win 2008
This study was to evaluate if exposure to a diverse curriculum in high school physical education had an impact on young adult physical activity. Students from two universities were surveyed concerning high school physical education content exposure and physical activity in four areas. By investigating relationships between content exposure and adult physical activity, documentation could be provided to assist in curriculum planning for high school physical education. Results indicated that individuals who completed courses with a diverse curriculum, containing activities from three or more of the content areas investigated, reported significantly higher levels of cardiovascular endurance and flexibility activities than individuals who completed courses containing fewer content areas. Results indicate that providing a diverse curriculum in high school physical education may contribute to greater levels of physical activity in young adults. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A