What is CSPAP?
A Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP)
is a multi-component approach by which school districts and schools use
all opportunities for students to be physically active, meet the
nationally-recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each day, and
develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to be physically active
for a lifetime. A CSPAP reflects strong coordination and synergy across
all of the components: physical education as the foundation; physical
activity before, during, and after school; staff involvement; and family
and community engagement.
CDC, in collaboration with SHAPE America, developed a step-by-step guide for schools and school districts to develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive school physical activity programs.
The goals of a CSPAP are:
- To provide a variety of school-based physical activities to enable all students to participate in 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity each day.
- To provide coordination among the CSPAP components to maximize understanding, application, and practice of the knowledge and skills learned in physical education.