Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: A 2-yr PE program, which consisted of curricular materials, staff development, and on-site follow-up. The staff development program had four main goals: 1) create teacher awareness of the need for active, health-related PE; 2) assist teachers to design and implement active PE curricula; 3) develop teachers’ class management and instructional skills to enhance physical activity and student learning; and 4) provide ongoing support for change.

Study Results: Increased MVPA Minutes.

Reference: McKenzie, T. L., Sallis, J. F., Prochaska, J. J., Conway, T. L., Marshall, S. J., & Rosengard, P. (2004). Evaluation of a 2-year middle school physical education intervention: M-SPAN. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 36, 1382-1388. doi:10.1249/01.MSS.0000135792.20358.4D

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good