ASU professor highlights the importance of physical activity across the nation

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Advocacy, Future Professionals, News & Events

For ASU professor Hans van der Mars, physical education should be a priority and all students should participate in physical activities that they enjoy through childhood and into adulthood.

As a professor and program coordinator for the physical education program at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, he said his goal is to set students up for a physically active lifestyle.

“We want to make sure that students come out of a K-12 program and have the skills, knowledge, interest and disposition to go out and lead healthy lives,” van der Mars said. “There is a need for strong policies at the state level … that create expectations of what kids get out of a physical education program.”  Read more………..