The comprehensive school physical activity program model: A proposed illustrative supplement to help move the needle on youth physical activity

Collin A. Webster, Judith E. Rink, Russell L. Carson, Jongho Moon, Karen Lux Gaudreault

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Abstract

Birthed over a decade ago and built on a solid foundation of conceptual and empirical work in public health, the comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP) model set the stage for a new and exciting chapter of physical activity promotion through schools. On the academic front, there has been much enthusiasm around the potential of CSPAPs to positively affect youth physical activity behaviors and trajectories. However, program uptake in schools has yet to take hold. This article examines the CSPAP model and proposes an illustrative supplement to enhance communication about its application. The authors begin by charting the model's challenging contextual landscape and then highlight the model's early successes in spite of such challenges. Subsequently, they turn their attention to limitations in the way the model is presented, which appear to undermine CSPAP advocacy, and focus on improving the messaging about CSPAPs as an immediate step toward increased implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-121
Number of pages10
JournalKinesiology Review
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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© 2020 National Academy of Kinesiology.

Keywords

  • Multicomponent
  • Physical education
  • Public health
  • Whole-of-school

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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