Bright spots physical activity investments that work: Youth-Physical Activity towards health (Y-PATH)
BMJ Publishing Group
The problem of low levels of youth physical activity (PA) participation in Ireland and internationally is clear and irrefutable. The Youth-Physical Activity Towards Health (Y-PATH) programme commenced in 2010, with cross-sectional research exploring predisposing and reinforcing factors influencing low levels of Irish youth PA participation (including fundamental movement skill (FMS) proficiency, and attitudes, motivation and knowledge towards PA). In consultation with key stakeholders a targeted ‘wholeschool’ intervention programme was developed on the basis of this research.
Y-PATH , Self-determination theory , Education
Belton, S., O’Brien, W., McGann, J. and Issartel, J., 2019. Bright spots physical activity investments that work: Youth-Physical Activity Towards Health (Y-PATH). Br J Sports Med, 53(4),(099745). DOI:10.1136/bjsports-2018-099745