A Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) is the evidence-based framework that provides an approach to help schools and communities identify all opportunities before, during, and after school for students to be physically active. Students are at the center of the CSPAP, as its primary goal is to enable students to achieve 60 minutes of daily physical activity. But, how often are youth engaged in shaping these opportunities to be physically active? Oftentimes, youth are seen as recipients of a CSPAP but are not engaged in shaping the planning, implementation, and evaluation of this framework. Springboard to Active Schools, an initiative of the National Network of Public Health Institutes and Health Resources in Actions, will lead participants through activities to explore youth engagement principles and how to apply them to the development, implementation, and evaluation of a CSPAP in a school.
The American School Health Association is a multidisciplinary organization made up of administrators, counselors, dietitians, nutritionists, health educators, physical educators, psychologists, school health coordinators, school nurses, school physicians, and social workers. Our mission is to transform all schools into places where every student learns and thrives.
The Journal of School Health (JOSH) is committed to communicating information regarding the role of schools, school personnel, or the school environment in facilitating optimal growth and development of children and youth.
ASHA supports school health issues that tie to our mission statement, to transform all schools into places where every student learns and thrives, and our Core Beliefs. Read more to learn about our Core Beliefs and what ASHA has committed to.