ERIC Number: EJ1033620
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Comprehensive School-Based Physical Activity Promotion: A Review
Erwin, Heather; Beighle, Aaron; Carson, Russell L.; Castelli, Darla M.
Quest, v65 n4 p412-428 2013
Physical activity (PA) participation levels among youth remain well below national recommendations. Thus, a variety of strategies to promote youth PA have been advocated, including multifaceted, school-based approaches. One identified as having great potential is a comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP). The goal of a CSPAP is to develop a school culture conducive to promoting lifelong PA across five integral components, each serving as a plausible point of intervention: (a) physical education, (b) PA during school, (c) PA before and after school, (d) staff involvement, and (e) family/community involvement. The purpose of this article is to provide an up-to-date review on all CSPAP components, propose the potential of such comprehensive interventions in increasing youth PA levels, and provide future directions for CSPAP research.
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Youth, School Culture, Intervention, Physical Education, After School Programs, Family Involvement, Community Involvement, Federal Legislation, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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