Physical Education Program


SPARK is a Physical Education program dedicated to creating, implementing, and evaluating research-based programs that promote lifelong wellness. This program strives to improve the health of children, adolescents, and adults by disseminating evidence-based programs to teachers and recreation leaders serving Pre-K through 12th-grade students.


SPARK’s main focus is on developing and refining physical skills and abilities while providing movement and activity experiences that will form a foundation for lifelong participation in health-enhancing physical activity. SPARK’s vertical articulation guides the transition from skill-building, through skill-refinement, with increasing opportunities for skill-application.