The Effect of a Curriculum-based Physical Activity Intervention on Physical Activity in Schoolchildren

2019-10-15 11:11:29 | BioPortfolio


A non-randomised mixed methods controlled before-and-after study. The study evaluated the effects of a classroom-based physical activity intervention in primary school children on physical activity. Two schools were allocated to deliver the classroom-based intervention for eight weeks, and three schools continued with their usual school routine.


The primary aim of this study was to test the feasibility and potential effect of a classroom-based, curriculum-embedded intervention - ExCiTE; Exercise Classes in the Teaching Environment- on total physical activity and moderate to vigorous physical activity. The secondary aim was to measure and describe health-related quality of life and physical fitness components, and to gain understanding of the experiences, views and attitudes towards the ExCiTE intervention among participating children and schoolteachers.

Study Design


Physical Activity


Classroom-based physical activity, Control Group




Teesside University

Results (where available)

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