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The purpose of the NASPE Research Grant Program is to provide substantial funding for critical applied research related to PK-12 physical education, school-based physical activity and sport programs, or youth sport that is relevant to a large number of NASPE members. Funding of up to $30,000 will be awarded once every three years. The program replaces the previous Academy Research Grant program that funded smaller grants of up to $3000 at up to three projects per year. The new grant program will enable NASPE to fund significant research questions that require higher levels of funding.
The new NASPE Research Grant will be given for the period of January 2012 -December 2014. The research topic to be funded in 2012 is on the implementation of a comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP). The purpose of the grant is to support research either on the establishment or impact of a CSPAP. For the purpose of this grant, the impact of a CSPAP can be defined broadly to include many different types of measures, such as (but not limited to): student, staff, &/or family physical activity levels; student &/or staff knowledge about and attitudes toward physical activity; amount of physical education &/or recess time; number of available physical activity programs; number of staff physical activity opportunities; changes in integration of physical activity into classrooms; number of family/community physical activity special events hosted by/at the school number of students participating in voluntary physical activities; and of staff/volunteer involvement in running school physical activity programs.
See the Request for Proposals for more information.
Scott Martin, Christy Greenleaf, & Trent Petrie, University of North Texas
Mental and Physical Health Effects on Adolescents' Academics Learn More>>
Findings from Preliminary Data
Greenleaf, C. A., Petrie, T. A., & Martin, S. B. (2010). Psychological variables as predictors of cardiorespiratory fitness and body composition of middle school students. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 81(Suppl. 3), S65-S74.
Petrie, T. A., Greenleaf, C. A., & Martin, S. B. (2010). Biopsychosocial and physical correlates of middle school boys' and girls' body satisfaction. Sex Roles, 63, 631-644.
Connors, P., Greenleaf, C. A., Martin, S. B., & Petrie, T. A. (2010, Nov) Cardiovascular fitness of Texas middle school students and consumption of fruit, vegetable, dairy and cereal. American Dietetic Association Food and Nutrition Conference, Boston, MA: Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 110(9) A107.
Dave Stodden, Texas Tech University & Steve Langendorfer, Bowling Green State University
The Dynamic Relationship between Motor Skill Competence and Physical Fitness
Findings from Preliminary DataStodden, D. , Goodway, J. D., Langendorfer, S. J., Roberton, M. A., Rudisill, M. E., Garcia, C. & Garcia, L. E. (2008). A developmental perspective on the role of motor skill development in physical activity: An emergent concept. Quest, 60, 290-306.