Student physical activity levels during a season of sport education

Hastie, Peter A. & Trost, Stewart G. (2002) Student physical activity levels during a season of sport education. Pediatric Exercise Science, 14(1), pp. 64-74.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which sport education can provide students with sufficient opportunities for developing moderate- to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA). Nineteen seventh-grade boys (average age = 12.9 yrs.) participated in a 22-lesson season of floor hockey. For all students (both higher and lower skilled), students averaged a total of 31.6 min of MVPA during the season, or 63.2% of lesson time. Further, there was no significant difference according to skill level (33.4 min [Higher] vs. 30.4 min [Lower]), nor were there any significant differences in MVPA levels across the phases of the season.

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ID Code: 72065
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0899-8493
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Deposited On: 23 May 2014 02:26
Last Modified: 23 May 2014 02:26

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