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Implementing enhanced physical activity programs in schools

McGhee, Leah M (2017) Implementing enhanced physical activity programs in schools. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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This essay addresses an important issue of public health significance, the lack of regular physical activity for many youth during the school day and the resultant adverse impacts on their health by not meeting national recommendations for physical activity. Through the literature review a number of barriers related to time, resources and support have been discussed as obstacles deterring school staff from promoting physical activity during the day. However, results of the review provide positive associations with physical activity programs implemented in schools. Specifically, positive results are seen in behavior, test scores, and time participating in moderate to vigorous physical activity. In our local community, a resource guide for Allegheny County Schools was developed and disseminated to help eliminate obstacles our schools may be facing when trying to implement physical activity programs. The result of this work is the Raise Your Hand for Health Resource Guide. An easy-to-use informational guide to promote physical activity programs in schools.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
McGhee, Leah Mlmm87@pitt.eduLMM87
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairTrauth, Jeanettetrauth@pitt.edutrauthUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberKammerer, Candacecmk3@pitt.educmk3UNSPECIFIED
Date: 2017
Date Type: Submission
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2017 18:14
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2022 11:57


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