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What is a comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP)? A CSPAP is an approach by which school districts and schools utilize all opportunities for school-based physical activity to develop physically educated students who participate in the nationally-recommended 60+ minutes of physical activity each day and develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to be physically active for a lifetime.
The five components of a CSPAP are:
Physical education is the foundation of a CSPAP. It is the academic subject that provides standards-based instruction on motor/movement knowledge and skills, physical activity and fitness knowledge and skills, personal and social responsibility, and valuing physical activity for its many benefits. Students become physically educated through the provision of quality physical education and a variety of opportunities to practice and enjoy physical activity both within and outside of school.
The goal of a CSPAP is two-fold.
A CSPAP is part of a larger school health framework – Coordinated School Health (CSH). This framework for planning and coordinating school health activities centers around eight critical, interrelated components:
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