Support for PE Based on Health and Physical Activity Benefits

Bar-or, O. (1995). Health benefits of physical activity during childhood and adolescents. President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Physical Activity and Fitness Research Digest. 2(4), 1-8.

Corbin, C. B. & Pangrazi, R. P. (1996). How much physical activity is enough? Journal of Physical Education Recreation and Dance. 67(4), 33-37.

Corbin, C. B. & Pangrazi, R. P. (1998). Guidelines for Appropriate Physical Activity for Elementary School Children. A position statement for the Council for Physical Education for Children (COPEC). AAHPERD: Reston, VA.

CQ Researcher (September 1997). Youth Fitness: Do young Americans get enough exercise? (Sandra Stencel, Editor). Volume 7, No. 36, pgs. 841-864.

Plenty of good articles here about physical activity, physical education and the status of our youth today. Check out the references in the back.

Guidelines for School and Community Programs to Promote Lifelong Physical Activity Among Young People (March 7, 1997 Issue, Vol.46, No. RR-6).

Ebbeck & Gibbons. (1998). The effect of a team building program on the self-conceptions of grade 6 and 7 physical education students. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology (20), 285-294.

Harrell, J., et. al. (August 1998). School-based Interventions Improve Heart Health in Children With Multiple Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors. PEDIATRICS. (Vol. 102 No. 2), pp. 371-380. (You will have to subscribe to get the entire article).

Haywood, K. M. (1991). The role of physical education in the development of active lifestyles. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (63), 151-156.

Martens, F. (March 1982). Daily physical education: A boon to canadian elementary schools. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 55-58.

McGinnis, J. M., Kanner, L., DeGraw, C. (1991). Physical education's role in achieving national health objectives. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (63), 143-147.

McKenzie, T., et. al. (1996). School physical education: Effect of the child and adolescent trial for cardiovascular health. Preventive Medicine (25), 423-431.

Morris, H. (1991). The role of school physical education in public health. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (63), 151-156.

Myers, L., et. al. (1996). Physical and sedentary activity in school children grades 5-8: the Bogalusa Heart Study. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (28), 852-859.

Pangrazi, R., Corbin, C., & Welk, G. (April, 1996). Physical activity for children and youth. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance, pp. 38-43.

Pate, R. (1995). School physical education. Journal of School Health. 65(8), 312-318.

Pate, R., Dowda, M., & Ross, J. G. (1990). Associations between physical activity and physical fitness in American children. American Journal of Diseases in Children. 144, 1123-1129.

Pate, R. (1991). Health and fitness through physical education: research directions for the 1990s. In: Park, R. J.; Eckert, H. M., eds. The academy papers: new possibilities, new paradigms? Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Payne, G. A Powerful Tool: Elementary School PE, A Scientifically Documented Position Statement: A Position Statement of the California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

Physical education: Preparing students to be active for life. Curriculum Update. Fall, 1996 Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Powell, K. & Dysinger, W. (1987). Childhood participation in organized school sports and physical education as precursors of adult physical activity. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 3(5), 276-281.

Ross, J. & Gilbert, G. (1985). National children and youth fitness study: A summary of findings. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance, 56(1): 45-50.

Ross, J. G. & Pate, R. R. (1987). National children and youth fitness study II: A summary of findings. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance, 58(9): 51-56.

Sallis, J. F. & McKenzie, T. L. (1991). Physical education's role in public health. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 62, 124-137.

The Shape of the Nation Survey: A Survey of State and Physical Education Requirements. (1997). National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). AAHPERD: Reston, VA.

Shattuck, L. The Report of the Sanitary Commission of Massachusetts. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1948.

Siedentop, D, & Siedentop, B. (February 1985). Daily physical education in Australia. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, pp. 41-?.

Vogel, P. (1986). Effects of physical education programs in children. ( Seefeldt, V., editor). Physical activity and well-being. Reston, VA: AAHPERD.