Over the past three decades the study of pediatric physical inactivity has become a public health concern. The decreases in physical activity have been associated with obesity and numerous hypokinetic diseases. In accordance with this public health concern, the study of pediatric physical activity has become a central part of research in the health and exercise science fields.

The Routledge Handbook of Youth Physical Activity is the first book to survey the full depth and breadth of the issues facing this field. Bringing together many of the world’s experts and practitioners, the book helps to develop an understanding of the underlying issues related to pediatric physical activity as well as the role physical activity plays on cognitive, psychomotor, and social aspects of childhood. The book addresses issues with physical activity measurement and discuss wide-ranging aspects of physical activity interventions.

With more emphasis than ever on physical activity, this book makes an important contribution to the scholars and practitioners working in the field of youth physical activity.

This is the first single text on the state of current knowledge related to pediatric physical activity which offers a comprehensive guide to students and academics on these subjects The Routledge Handbook of Youth Physical Activity is key reading for all advanced students, researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers with an interest in physical activity, youth sport, public health matters, sport studies, or physical education.

part 4|117 pages

Physical Activity Measurement

chapter 13|27 pages

Report-Based Measures of Physical Activity

Features, Considerations, and Resources

chapter 14|27 pages

Direct Observation

Assessing Youth Physical Activity and Its Contexts

part 5|42 pages

Fitness and Motor Skill Assessment

part 7|116 pages

School-Based Interventions

part 8|109 pages

Family and Community Interventions

chapter 32|13 pages

Before- and After-School Interventions in Youth Physical Activity

Current Situation and Future Directions

chapter 33|16 pages

Keeping Kids Active

Summertime Interventions to Address Physical Activity