Promoting physical activity

Topic 5: Promoting physical activity

Learning Objectives

5.1. Benefits of physical activity participation

discuss the personal, social and economic benefits of physical activity for health and wellbeing at different life stages

explain the different concepts of physical activity: play, leisure and recreation, physical education, mass-participation sports, outdoor and adventure activities, and sport

5.2. Physical activity participation

present a physical activity biography for themselves and another with an activity profile different from their own

discuss the supports and barriers to physical activity participation in school and in the community

use different methods of collecting data about physical activity participation, e.g. pedometers, activity diaries

analyse physical activity participation patterns in a specific group in their school community

evaluate different approaches to physical activity promotion

5.3. Physical activity promotion

analyse the role of national and local policies in the promotion of physical activity

examine the role of the national governing bodies of their selected physical activities, including how the activity is provided for at local, national and international level

design a physical activity promotion and adherence tip sheet for a specific target group

discuss the characteristics of significant people who promote and support others’ participation in physical activity

5.4. Pathways to excellence in physical activity

suggest ways in which pathways between school and community-based physical activity/sport might be strengthened

analyse current provision and support for excellence in performance in the three selected physical activities.

5.1 Benefits of physical activity participation

Here you need to be able to discuss the personal, social and economic benefits of physical activity for health and wellbeing at different life stages; and explain the different concepts of physical activity: play, leisure and recreation, physical education, mass-part...

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