Online Learning Institute: Creating a Culture of Physical Activity in Your Context – A CSPAP Working Session

A Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) is a key framework for schools that ensures that students are reaching the nationally recommended 60 minutes of physical activity every day. However, at first glance, implementing a CSPAP may feel overwhelming and like an additional item on a school’s immense “to-do” list.  Participants will consider the national landscape around CSPAP implementation and perceptions on physical education and physical activity in schools. From there, Springboard to Active Schools will work with participants to reimagine a CSPAP that fits their context and is actionable within their sphere of influence.


  • Describe a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program and the national landscape and perceptions around CSPAP.
  • Articulate facilitators and barriers to promoting a culture of physical activity through a CSPAP in their context.
  • Identify 1-2 action steps for creating or furthering a culture of physical activity through a CSPAP in their context.

Featured Presenters

Brittany Chen, Managing Director, Health Equity, Health Resources in Action, [email protected]

Kate Holmes, Program Manager, Springboard to Active Schools, National Network of Public Health Institutes, [email protected]

Resources from Training

Training slides

Notes from training

Physical Education Teachers Data Handout

Principals Data Handout

Parents Data Handout

Report on Active Schools Survey of Physical Education Teachers’ Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors Related to Serving as a School Physical Activity Leader

The Movement Disparity: Parent and Principal Perspectives on Physical Activity in Schools