School Physical Education in the Post-Report Era: An Analysis From Public Health

Trost, Stewart G.
October 2004
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Oct2004, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p318
Academic Journal
The article discusses the status of school physical education since the release of the "Physical Activity and Health: A Report of the Surgeon General" by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on physical activity and health. The study found that physical education has failed to promote physical activity in children and adolescents. School physical education has consistently failed to reach public health objectives related to students' daily exposure to physical education and the amount of class time students are engaged in health-enhancing physical activity.


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