K-5 Exercise Program
Since September 2005 students enrolled in KINS 361 Physical Education and Health Education for grade K-5 students have administered a before school exercise program for Eau Claire elementary schools. The program first began at Putnam Heights in the fall of 2005 and since then we have administered the program at Flynn and Longfellow Elementary Schools. The program is set up to give young children an opportunity to exercise before school begins. Research has proven that exercise before school helps students to be more prepared and ready to learn. In addition these young children are learning the importance of living a physically fit lifestyle at a young age in hopes that this positive experience will carry over into adulthood. The KINS 361 students are responsible for everything related to administering the program including: keeping track of laps run, participation levels, and conducting three different promotional events throughout the semester. We are pleased that the program has been very successful and embraced by the students and faculty at all three elementary schools. Our ultimate goal would be to have a program like this at every elementary school in the Eau Claire Area School District.
For more information, please contact:
Sean P. Yengo
Department of Kinesiology
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI 54702
715-836-4097 (office phone)