Date of Award

Spring 5-13-2019

Degree Name

MSEd in Physical Education

Department

Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education

Abstract

The purpose of this synthesis is to examine the effects of a non-traditional high school physical education curriculum on the development of lifelong engagement in physical activity. Additionally, a purpose of this synthesis is to give insight into the impact that physical education teachers have on student motivation to live an active lifestyle. The main goal of a physical educator is to promote lifetime participation in physical activity (Baldwin et al., 2002). The way in which a student perceives their physical education teacher and curriculum can have a long-lasting effect on their desire to live an active lifestyle. What are the benefits of teaching students through a nontraditional physical education curriculum? How can a nontraditional physical education program give students the tools and knowledge to be motivated to be physically active for a lifetime? The research studies synthesized through this project were analyzed in hopes to come to a conclusion about the effects of a non-traditional high school physical education curriculum on the development of lifelong engagement in physical activity.

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