• The Effects of a Non-traditional High School Physical Education Curriculum on the Development of Lifelong Engagement in Physical Activity

      Trimer, Meghan; The College at Brockport (2019-05-13)
      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.