Kulik Publishes on Quality Physical Education

Posted on 4/9/2015 11:55:32 AM

Keri Kulik, assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science, published an article titled “Implementation of a Quality Physical Education Program: Are Schools Meeting the Recommendations?” in the upcoming issue of the National Teacher Education Journal.

The Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) has developed specific guidelines for quality physical education, including recommendations for instruction time, teacher qualifications, and instructional facilities. The purpose of Kulik’s study was to describe the ability of public high schools in Southwest Pennsylvania to meet these guidelines. Her results suggest that the study schools do not meet the specific criteria for physical education instruction time; however, the schools do have qualified teachers and access to adequate facilities and thus meet these guidelines. To improve the quality of physical education in these schools, it may be necessary to identify potential barriers to offering quality physical education and to increase physical activity time within the current physical education classes and allotted time. Kulik continues to conduct research in this area and had presented her results at national, regional and state level conferences.

The National Teacher Education Journal is a nationally refereed journal designed for educators in K-12, community college, and university settings. The goal of the National Teacher Education Journal is to share educational research or innovative techniques from many different educational disciplines of education within the United States of America and the rest of the world.

Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science