Date of Award
MSEd in Physical Education
Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education
Dr. Cathy Houston-Wilson
Dr. Dan Raimondo
There is research that concludes that there are benefits of physical activity for young children. However, there is an area of research which is lacking the benefits that physical activity and sport have on mental health and well-being in school-aged children, specifically. Therefore, the purpose of this synthesis was to review the literature on the benefits of physical activity and sport on mental health and well-being in school-aged children. Results determined that there are significant benefits, and a correlation between physical activity participation and overall mental health in school-aged children.
Gilhousen, Ian, "The Benefits of Physical Activity and Sport on Mental Health and Well-Being in School-Aged Children" (2019). Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects. 95.
Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration Commons, Elementary Education and Teaching Commons, Health and Physical Education Commons, Kinesiology Commons, Mental and Social Health Commons, Sports Sciences Commons