Graduation Date

Fall 2016

Document Type



Master of Science degree with a major in Kinesiology, option Teaching/Coaching

Committee Chair Name

Christopher Hopper

Committee Chair Affiliation

HSU Faculty or Staff

Second Committee Member Name

Sean Healy

Second Committee Member Affiliation

HSU Faculty or Staff

Third Committee Member Name

Jayne McGuire

Third Committee Member Affiliation

HSU Faculty or Staff


Including students with disabilities in physical education may cause many challenges such as having teachers who are not properly trained to include students with various disabilities. The active nature of the environment and needs of students with disabilities may require extra assistance in addition to having a physical education teacher. Although there are many challenges to include students with disabilities into a general physical education class research demonstrates inclusion is beneficial for students with and without disabilities. The purpose of this paper is to review research on peer tutoring in physical education and to discuss evidence-based practices for implementation of peer tutoring. Specifically, this paper will discuss peer tutoring, the various types and how to train peer tutors.

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