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Trends toward the Future in Physical Activity Programming


Quest Volume 68, Number 3, ISSN 0033-6297


In the wake of multiple activity program eliminations and frequent downgrading of activity programs nationwide, the question to be addressed is how we can draw upon our interdisciplinary, intergenerational, and intercultural understandings of human movement to construct physical activity programs for the future that might withstand the test of time. The perspective of this article is that while physical activity programming of the one-size-fits-all monolithic scale may be superfluous to the needs of many universities, superlative programs cleverly crafted around philosophical principles that are near and dear to a particular institution could be the wave of the future. The problem is how to conceive and incubate programs of appropriate size and appealing content that will flourish as an integral feature of the academic mission.


Charles, J.M. & Charles, P.K. (2016). Trends toward the Future in Physical Activity Programming. Quest, 68(3), 361-374. Retrieved June 2, 2023 from .

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