The Importance of Physical Activity on Wellness

April 30, 2021

Description: CSCH Program Manager interviews a panel of experts on the importance of physical activity.

Host: Helene Marcy, Program Manager, UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health


Jaci VanHeest Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology in the UConn Neag School of Education and Director, UConn Public Health Learning Community

Nneka Arinze, Graduate of UConn’s Sports Management doctoral program and Program Leader, UConn HuskySport

Cassandra Rowett, Physical Education and health teacher, E.O. Smith High School, Mansfield, CT and adjunct professor of health, physical education, and kinesiology at Eastern Connecticut State University


Read a transcript of the podcast

UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health

Thinking about the Link between Health and Learning: Physical Activity (Video)

WSCC Practice Brief: Physical Activity (includes strategies that those working in schools can use to promote evidence-based physical activity practices)

The Boy Who Learned How to Play (CSCH Live Talk by Jaci VanHeest, October 2017)

Social Media Links

Jaci VanHeest on Twitter

UConn HuskySport on Twittter

E.O. Smith High School on Twitter

@UConnCSCH on Twitter

@UConnCSCH on Facebook

Produced by Sandra Chafouleas and Helene Marcy.

Directed and edited by Helene Marcy.

This recording has been made available for informational and educational purposes only.

The Importance of Physical Activity on Wellness was created by the UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health and recorded in April 2021.

This podcast series was made possible in part by funding from the Neag Foundation, which serves as a philanthropic force for positive change in education, health, and human services initiatives.

Copyright © 2021 by the University of Connecticut. All rights reserved.

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