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1. Enhanced Skill Development
Students who receive a Quality Physical Education (QPE) program taught by a qualified, enthusiastic teacher perform better on motor skill and fitness tests (Marshall & Bouffard, 1997; McKenzie et al., 1998;) and had better physiological outcomes( McKenzie et al., 1995; Sallis et al., 1997; Trudeau et al., 1998).
2. Increased Motivation Towards Activity
Students score higher on enjoyment, attitudes and knowledge towards healthy lifestyles when they receive a QPE program (Bungum et al., 2000; Janzen et al., 2003).
3. Enhanced Academic Performance
Students who receive regularly scheduled physical education classes maintain, and often enhance, academic performance (Chomitz et al., 2009; Sallis et al., 1997; Shephard, 1997; Trudeau & Shephard, 2008).
4. Enhanced Leisure Time Activity
Children are more likely to be active during their leisure time on days they take part in physical education classes (Dale et al., 2000).
5. Enhanced Vigorous Activity During Class
Students taught by qualified physical educators spend more class time engaged in moderate to vigorous levels of physical activity (McKenzie et al., 1995; United Stated Department of Health and Human Services, 1996).
6. Positive Long Term Health Impact
Female students receiving a QPE program are more likely to report being more active and healthier twenty years later than female students who received a minimal physical education program (Shephard & Trudeau, 2000).