441Thursday, March 15, 2007

1:45 PM-3:45 PMConvention Center:Ballroom I
AAPAR/Council for Adventure and Outdoor Education/Recreation
Adventures in Physical Fitness: Meeting Fitness Goals Through Adventure Programming
Health-related fitness components, the principles of fitness development, and means of fitness assessment, are all essential content for physical educators to teach to their students (NASPE Standard 4). Adventure education is an excellent vehicle for developing many of the components of fitness and for teaching fitness concepts. While students may complain about doing traditional fitness exercises, they will eagerly attack physically demanding adventure activities. This program will show how adventure education can be used as the vehicle to develop fitness and teach fitness content. Participants will learn a variety of adventure activities that contribute to the development of fitness.
Keyword(s): active participation, exercise/fitness/physical activity, physical education PK-12
Speakers: Jane Panicucci and Daryl Essensa, Project Adventure, Inc., Beverly, MA; Jennie Gilbert, Illinois State University, Normal, IL; Arnold H. Ihlenfeld Dort, Temple & Rowan Universities, Philadelphia, PA; Jeffrey S. Gehris, Temple University, Springfield, PA; and Robert W. Lyon, Eastern Kentucky University, Wilmore, KY

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