Physical Activity Across the Curriculum (PAAC 3):Teacher vs. Remotely Delivered Classroom Physical Activity Breaks

The study is designed to compare two methods of delivering short (~10 min) physical activity
breaks that will occur during the regular school day for 3 years. Schools will be randomized
to deliver physical activity breaks led by either the regular classroom teacher or by a
remote instructor through a video in the classroom. Both delivery methods will promote a
variety of whole body movements using large muscle groups. The schools will not be able to
choose which group (regular teacher or remote instructor) they will be part of.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- 2nd and 3rd grade students

Exclusion Criteria:

- Students who are confined to a wheel chair, blind, or intellectually disadvantaged may
be unable perform tests for cardiovascular fitness or MVPA using accelerometers

Principal Investigator

Joseph Donnelly, PhD

Study Contact

Joseph Donnelly, PhD,, (785) 864-1687

Estimated Completion Date

Thursday, June 1, 2023 #