Date of Award

Spring 5-10-2021

Degree Name

MSEd in Physical Education


Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education

First Advisor

Cathy Houston-Wilson

Second Advisor

Daniel Raimondo



As high school students graduate and move on towards their careers and lives that lay ahead of them, they most likely will implement what they have learned from school into their regular every day scenarios. What impacts these students can positively affect their life style choices, especially when it comes to physical education. Specifically, the affective domain provides students with many relevant learning points that they can use for the remainder of their lives. As physical education instructors, while it is crucial to focus on psychomotor and cognitive aspects of the content that is delivered, utilizing the affective domain can prove to be just as impactful in the long run. Previous research has suggested that there are certain approaches that teachers can take that can maximize student’s lifelong retention in the affective learning category. The purpose of this synthesis was to review literature on teaching affective skills in high school physical education and its impact on student’s life skills.