The effect of an evidence based physical education curriculum and/or an after school activity program on cardiovascular endurance and fundamental motor skill proficiency in grade 5

dc.contributor.authorGross, Carolyn
dc.contributor.chairNorris, Kathleen
dc.contributor.otherCarrier, Linda L.
dc.contributor.otherVisich, Paul S.
dc.contributor.otherMears, Gail
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-08T16:14:22Z
dc.date.available2020-12-08T16:14:22Z
dc.date.issued7/7/2016
dc.descriptionThe purpose of this study was to determine the effect of an evidence-based physical education curriculum and/or an after school activity program on cardiovascular endurance performance and fundamental motor skill proficiency for grade five students. The sample included 95 participants (46 boys/49 girls) over a 12-week study, separated into a control group and three intervention groups. Levels of fitness were determined pre- and post-study using the Fitnessgram protocol. Fundamental motor skill proficiency was determined with the Test of Gross Motor Development-2 standards. The data were analyzed with an independent t-test and the 2 x 2 two-factor ANOVA for repeated measures. According to the findings, children that participated in the after school program were better prepared than the control and evidence-based physical education group to meet the Fitnessgram Healthy Fitness Zone standards for the one-mile cardiovascular endurance assessment. Also, the children that were taught utilizing the evidence-based physical education curriculum had a higher percentage of participants meeting Level 4 proficiency on 4 of the 6 fundamental motor skills than the children in the control group and after school activity group. An increase in time for physical activity before or after school and a change of curriculum, that has a focus on moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and fundamental motor skills, could be the combination physical education teachers are seeking to meet national and state standards within their programs.
dc.description.abstractElectronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.identifierpsu-etd-104
dc.identifier.legacyhttps://digitalcommons.plymouth.edu/etd/104
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12774/296
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subjectevidence-based physical education curriculum
dc.subjectcardiovascular endurance
dc.subjectfundamental motor skills
dc.titleThe effect of an evidence based physical education curriculum and/or an after school activity program on cardiovascular endurance and fundamental motor skill proficiency in grade 5
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dc.typeelectronic thesis or dissertation
etdms.degree.disciplineDepartment of Educational Leadership, Learning, and Curriculum
etdms.degree.grantorPlymouth State University
etdms.degree.leveldoctoral
etdms.degree.nameDoctor of Education in Learning, Leadership, and Community
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