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dc.contributor.authorCanham, Corey H.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-21T12:53:08Z
dc.date.available2009-05-21T12:53:08Z
dc.date.issued2004-05-21T12:53:08Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/1229
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to determine if Ontario's health and physical education curriculum contributes sufficiently to ensure the health of our children and young adults. To determine the curriculum effect, the health risk profile of Niagara Region's grade 9 students was compared to Canada's adolescent population. All subjects completed a "Heart Health Lifestyle" survey and were measured for height, weight, percent body fat, blood pressure, and total cholesterol and performed the 20-metre shuttle run test as part of their physical and health education classes. The Niagara Region grade 9 population had a healthy risk profile. Aerobic power was inversely related, and cholesterol levels were positively associated to body mass index and percent body fat in the whole group analysis. These results indicate that physical education can offer unique and essential aspects allowing individuals a means to learn and control body movements and keep physically fit while providing protection against modern disease. Ontario's health and physical education curriculum does contribute to the health of our children and adolescents; however, there is a need to implement a stronger mandate for daily vigorous physical activity.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectHealth educationen_US
dc.subjectPhysical education and trainingen_US
dc.subjectTeenagersen_US
dc.subjectTeenagersen_US
dc.titleCardiovascular health risk profiling of Niagara Region grade 9 students : implications for elementary curriculum /en_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Educationen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Educationen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Educationen_US
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