Effect of Physical Education and Activity Levels


  • Rakesh Shaurya


This study was conducted to determine the effect of physical education class enrollment and
physical activity on academic achievement in middle school children. Methods: Participants
were 214 sixth-grade students randomly assigned to physical education during either first or
second semesters. Moderate and vigorous physical activity (MVPA) (number of 30-min time
blocks) outside of school was assessed using the 3-d physical activity recall (3DPAR). Students
who either performed some or met Healthy People 2010 guidelines for vigorous activity had
significantly higher levels (P G 0.05) than students who performed no vigorous activity in both
semesters. Moderate physical activity did not affect scores. Standardized test scores were not
significantly linked to physical education class enrollment or physical bodily function levels.


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Shaurya, R. (2014). Effect of Physical Education and Activity Levels. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJOSTHE, 1(IV). Retrieved from https://ijosthe.com/index.php/ojssports/article/view/31