Impact of the Surgeon General's Report: Through the Eyes of Physical Education Teacher Educators

McKenzie, Thomas L.; Kahan, David
October 2004
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Oct2004, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p300
Academic Journal
The article discusses the impact of the Surgeon General's Report (SGR), "Physical Activity and health issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on physical education programs. Health has been the primary concern of physical education in the country. However, relative to health, the author feels that the main focus of the SGR is on physical activity and public health where as the primary concern of physical education has been on fitness and personal health. The SGR provided a landmark review of research on physical activity and clearly identified the contributions physical activity makes to lifelong health.


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