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Combining Fitness and Skill Tasks
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
  • Timothy A. Brusseau, University of New York
  • Paul W. Darst, Arizona State University
  • Tyler Johnson, Boise State University
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Physical educators face the daily challenge of providing young people with the necessary skills to live a physically active and health-enhancing lifestyle. The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE, 2004) identifies six standards that should serve as a foundation for physical education programs. They specifically charge physical educators with ensuring that students demonstrate competency in the motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities (standard 1),participate regularly in physical activily (standard 3), and achieve a health-enhancing level of physical fitness (standard 4). Darst and Pangrazi (2009) further suggest four unique contributions that physical education makes to the lives of students: (1) the achievement of daily physical activity, (2) the achievement of a personalized level of physical fitness, (3) the development of competency in a variety of physical skills, and (4) the acquisition of requisite knowledge for leading an active and healthy lifestyle.
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Timothy A. Brusseau, Paul W. Darst and Tyler Johnson. "Combining Fitness and Skill Tasks" Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (2009)
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