Integrative Public Health-Aligned Physical Education and Implications for the Professional Preparation of Future Teachers and Teacher Educators/Researchers in the Field

Collin Andrew Webster, David F. Stodden, Russell L. Carson, Catherine Egan, Danielle Nesbitt

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Abstract

This article has two purposes: (a) to consider existing platforms and future possibilities in the United States for what the authors refer to as Integrative Public Health-Aligned Physical Education (IPHPE), which integrates standards-based K–12 physical education with a public health agenda focusing on promoting increased physical activity and fitness, and (b) to consider the implications of IPHPE for the preparation of future physical education teachers and teacher educators/researchers. First, the historical context that has nurtured the development of ideologies that inform IPHPE is summarized. Second, examples of these ideologies in terms of their current and prospective contributions to IPHPE perspectives are discussed. Third, building from existing public health-aligned recommendations for pre-service physical education teacher education (PETE) programs, IPHPE-based professional preparation requirements for future physical education teachers are considered. Finally, the focus shifts to doctoral PETE (D-PETE) programming and professional preparation requirements for future physical education teacher educators/researchers from an IPHPE perspective. The overall intention of this article is to propose a way forward for physical education which bridges educational priorities of the profession to contemporary and relevant public health needs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-474
Number of pages18
JournalQuest
Volume68
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE).

Keywords

  • Comprehensive school physical activity program
  • doctoral programs
  • physical activity
  • physical education teacher education
  • physical fitness
  • physical literacy
  • pre-service training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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