Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


The focus of this senior capstone project is on increasing the amount of physical activity within the classroom. Studies show that living a sedentary lifestyle can be detrimental to your health, yet we require students to sit still in classrooms for hours on end. For this project different elementary grade levels were compared to determine the amount of physical activity that currently occurs inside the classrooms, and several teachers were interviewed to see how the issue could be helped. Through what was learned from the the research conducted , an action was taken that responds to the issue of increasing physical activity in the classroom.