Date of Award

1-10-2017

Document Type

Capstone Paper

Department

Counselor Education

First Advisor

Eric Baltrinic

Abstract

Incorporating physical activity in classrooms has been shown to create physical, mental and academic benefits for students (Chaddock-Heyman, et al., 2014). The purpose of this research is to find how movement can be easily incorporated through classroom activities and breaks. These movement activities give educators the opportunity to teach students coping skills, such as meditation or stretching. This can provide mental health benefits and tools for students that may not have the opportunities to learn these skills. Physical activity, also aids cognitive functions helping students learn. Heightened cognitive functioning increases students’ academic abilities resulting in superior test performance.

Unique Identifier

wsucedcap0000066

Rights

Educational use only. All copyright protections apply.

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