The Framework

To help schools be strategic in addressing the “physical education and physical activity” core component of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model, a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) provides a framework to plan and organize activities for school-based physical education and physical activity. The goal of CSPAP is to increase physical activity opportunities before, during, and after school and increase students’ overall physical activity and health.

Healthy and physically active students tend to have better grades, school attendance, cognitive performance (e.g., memory), and classroom behaviors (e.g., on-task behavior).

To learn more about the individual components of the CSPAP framework and national guidance regarding each component, click on the links below and start exploring.

To read more about the CSPAP Framework, download CDC’s report: Increasing Physical Education and Physical Activity: A Framework for Schools.