Onahan aims to ensure students are provided with high-quality instruction that motivates and enables students /to maintain and improve their health, prevent disease, and reduce health-related risk behaviors.
Research shows that students receiving high quality physical education show:
Improved Brain Function: Physically active students scored higher in reading comprehension with just 20 minutes of physical activity.
Improved Test Scores: Active students scored higher on standardized tests.
Improved Behavior: Disciplinary action among students and suspensions decreased by 50-60% when PE was offered for 5 days per week.
Improved Health: Regular physical activity led to better health, fewer diseases and improved mental health.