SPARK – An Evidence Based Curriculum to Promote Physical Activity


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SPARK (Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids) works to improve the health of children, adolescents, and adults, by providing quality Physical Education programs through the SPARK curriculum.

Department of Defense Adopts New Physical Education Program for Schools Worldwide
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Through their evidence-based Physical Education, After School, Early Childhood, and Coordinated School Health programs, SPARK is reaching children around the country and across the globe.

Curriculum materials developed by SPARK have been tested and evaluated and meet the National Association for Sport and Physical Education’s (NASPE) standards for PE. In over 50 peer reviewed articles, the program has been shown to improve several health related outcomes for children.

Now, according to this SPARK blog post, the Department of Defense has adopted the curriculum to be used for students in schools worldwide.

Educators who implement the SPARK program will be able to download materials onto their computers, iPads, tablets and mobile devices.




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