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Emma Greguska – Reporter, ASU Now

20-year longitudinal study shows personalized, concept-based physical education is best for long-term results

How much of what you learned in high school do you still use 20 years later? Probably not a lot.

But a study conducted by researchers at Arizona State University found that one thing former students at Mountain Pointe High School in Phoenix still use is what they learned in their physical education class.

In a paper published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health, ASU College of Health Solutions Professor Emeritus Chuck Corbin, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Professor Pamela Kulinna and graduate student Hyeonho Yu detail the results of a 20-year longitudinal study of a unique conceptual physical education (CPE) course at the school.

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