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Quality Daily Physical Education

Enhanced Skill and Fitness Development

Students who receive a Quality Daily Physical Education (QDPE) program taught by a specialist 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).

Increased Motivation Towards Activity

Students score higher on enjoyment, attitudes and knowledge towards healthy lifestyles when they receive a QDPE program (Bungum et al., 2000; Janzen et al., 2003).

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).

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).

Enhanced Vigorous Activity During Class

Students taught by physical education specialists 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).

Positive Impact on Obesity

Daily physical education decreases the prevalence of children at risk for overweight and has long-term benefits on overweight/obese children’s physical activity levels (Datar, 2004; Perez, 2003).

Positive Long Term Health Impact

Female students receiving a QDPE 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).