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HED 460/560: Foundations of Coordinated School Health Programs: Physical Education and Other Physical Activity Programs

Designed to help teachers, counselors, nurses and administrators find resources for coordinated school health programs (CSHP).

Physical Education and Other Physical Activity Programs

Physical Education resources

Strategies to Improve the Quality of Physical Education  [pdf 598K]
Outlines key strategies for increasing the amount of time that students are engaged in moderate to vigorous physical activity while in physical education class

The Association Between School-Based Physical Activity, Including Physical Education, and Academic Performance  [pdf 2.5M] (Full report)   Executive Summary  [pdf 309K]
CDC literature review indicates that physical activity can have positive effects on students’
grades and test scores

Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool
Tool that helps schools and school districts conduct a clear, complete, and consistent analysis of written physical education curricula, based upon national physical education standards

National Physical Education Standards, Guidelines, and Position Statements
The National Association for Sport and Physical Education has established content standards for physical education school programs that clearly identify what a student should know and be able to do as a result of a quality physical education program

Program Improvement in Physical Education (PIPEline)
A workshop series, delivered by the National Association of Sport and Physical Education, on standards-based training for grade K-12 physical education teachers.

Physical Activity resources

The Community Guide: Increasing Physical Activity
Guides users through a step-by-step process to address the target population's understanding and skills, the social networks, the physical environments in which they live and work, and the policies that most influence their actions

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
Science-based guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help Americans aged 6 years and older improve their health through physical activity

Youth Physical Activity Guidelines Toolkit
Highlights strategies that schools, families, and communities can use to support youth physical activity

"VERB. It’s what you do."
VERB was a national, multicultural, social marketing campaign designed to encourage young people ages 9–13 years to be physically active every day

National Safe Routes to School
Assists states and communities in enabling and encouraging children to safely walk and bicycle to school

National Physical Activity Plan
A comprehensive set of policies, programs, and initiatives that aim to increase physical activity in all segments of the American population

President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition
Promotes a healthy lifestyle through fitness, sports, and nutrition programs and initiatives that educate, empower, and engage Americans of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities

Subject Guide

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Diane Kolosionek

Education & Urban Affairs Subject Specialist Librarian
Health Sciences Librarian
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