The Association Between School-Based Physical Activity, Including Physical Education and Academic Performance



The purpose of this report is to synthesize the scientific literature that has examined the association between school-based physical activity, including physical education, and academic performance, including indicators of cognitive skills and attitudes, academic behaviors, and academic achievement.

CHSC Priority Area(s):

Comprehensive Physical Activity Programs (CSPAP) School Wellness Policy



Area(s) of Expertise:

Academic Achievement Physical activity before and after school Physical activity during school Physical Education Recess School Wellness Policy

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