American Journal of Health Education

American Journal of Health Education is a journal covering health education. Since it was founded in 1968 it is printed six times a year by American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance.Subjects for American Journal of Health Education include: Physical Education and Athletics; Health and Healthcare; Health and Fitness.

Articles from Vol. 41, No. 5, September-October

Aerobic Fitness Thresholds Associated with Fifth Grade Academic Achievement
ABSTRACT Background: Whereas effects of physical fitness and physical activity on cognitive function have been documented, little is known about how they are related. Purpose: This study assessed student aerobic fitness measured by FITNESSGRAM Mile...
An Evaluation of Mi Familia No Fuma: Family Cohesion and Impact on Secondhand Smoking
BACKGROUND Secondhand smoke (SHS) can cause disease and premature death in individuals who do not smoke. (1,2) Children exposed to SHS are at increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), acute respiratory infections, ear problems and...
College Students' Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceptions of Risks regarding Intentional Sun Exposure: A 17-Year Follow-Up
BACKGROUND Each year, more than one million non-melanoma skin cancer cases are diagnosed in the United States. (1) Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers in the United States and accounts for nearly half of all cancers diagnosed. (1) Nearly...
Connecting Children and Family with Nature-Based Physical Activity
ABSTRACT Background: As the obesity epidemic expands to include younger Americans, there is greater need to understand youth experiences and to identify innovative strategies to promote physical activity in children and adolescents. Connecting children...
Current Status and Future Plans for Undergraduate Public/ Community Health Education Program Accreditation
ABSTRACT Background: Quality assurance in health education professional preparation has long been a goal of the profession. A comprehensive coordinated accreditation process for graduate and undergraduate health education has been recommended. Purpose:...
Health-Literate Youth: Evolving Challenges for Health Educators
Across the country for the last several years, health literacy has become a "buzz word"--a major topic of discussion. In 2008, the American Association for Health Education approved a position statement on health literacy. (1) As a health educator...
Putting Health Education on the Public Health Map in Canada-The Role of Higher Education
ABSTRACT The health education profession has developed over recent years garnering national and international attention. Canada's evolving health education perspective emphasizing the concept of health literacy within the broader public health system...