2009 - Research

Is There a Relationship Between Physical Fitness and Academic Achievement?

This study assesses the relationship between physical fitness and academic achievement in diverse, urban public school children.

  • Results show statistically significant relationships between fitness and academic achievement, though the direction of causation is not known.

Chomitz, Virginia R., Slining, Meghan M., McGowan, Robert T., Mitchell, Suzanne E., Dawson, Glen F. and Hacker, Karen A. “Is There a Relationship Between Physical Fitness and Academic Achievement? Positive Results From Public School Children in Northeastern United States.” Journal of School Health. 79 (2009):30-37.

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