Most elementary schools do not provide enough physical education time for children to develop skills needed for a physically active lifestyle. Limited physical education programming also limits students’ opportunities to meet the national guideline of accumulating at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
Until policies are implemented to allocate more curriculum time to physical education, alternative strategies are needed to support children’s health and physical development.
Did you know that approximately 7 million of the 50 million youth that attend public schools are students with disabilities? As we continue to deliver quality physical education programs nationwide, we need to ask ourselves, “Are we doing enough in our overall physical education programs to provide access, opportunity, and equity to ensure that ALL students can achieve 60 minutes of physical activity in the school environment?”
The interview questions that follow will test candidates’ basic knowledge of current trends in health education .