A Quantitative Review of Physical Activity, Health, and Learning Outcomes Associated With Classroom-Based Physical Activity Interventions

Heather Erwin, Alicia Fedewa, Aaron Beighle, Soyeon Ahn

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Research suggests that physical activity may foster improved academic performance, yet schools are receiving more pressure to achieve high academic standards. It is important for classroom teachers, administrators and school psychologists to understand the benefits of incorporating physical activity into the school day. This article serves as a quantitative review of classroom physical activity interventions in terms of their physical activity, health and learning outcomes for students, with implications of findings discussed for school personnel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-36
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Applied School Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012



  • academic achievement
  • children
  • exercise

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Education
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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