Increasing Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity

Moderate to vigorous physical activities (MVPA) cause an increase in heart rate, breathing, and body temperature. Breathing hard and sweating lightly should occur for at least 50 percent of all physical education classes.

Engaging students in that level of physical activity requires physical educators to plan accordingly. Teaching strategies, equipment and transition management all contribute to your keeping your students’ activity levels high during physical education class.

Learn how to achieve higher levels of MVPA at your school by participating in our three-part training:

For guidance on best practices and resources, take a look at our Increasing MVPA Fact Sheet or our Increasing MVPA in Physical Education Classes Handout.

Now, learn how you can benefit from using health-related fitness assessments with your students.

Talk with our Experts

By contacting our National Advisors, you can ask questions, learn best practices and get started creating a healthier school environment.

Lisa Perry

Lisa Perry
National Physical Education/Physical Activity Senior Advisor

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Sean Brock

Sean Brock
National Physical Education/Physical Activity Advisor

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Eric Larson

Eric Larson
National Physical Education/Physical Activity Advisor

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