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Secular Changes in Physical Education Attendance Among U.S. High School Students

Secular Changes in Physical Education Attendance Among U.S. High School Students, YRBS 1991–2013 [PDF 3.19 MB]

This report explains the secular changes (long-term trends) in physical education attendance among U.S. high school students over the past two decades. Between 1991 and 2013, U.S. high school students’ participation in school-based physical education classes remained stable, but at a level much lower than the national recommendation of daily physical education. In order to maximize the benefits of physical education, the adoption of policies and programs aimed at increasing participation in physical education among all US students should be prioritized. Download the report for detailed, nationwide findings.

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