Graduation Date

Spring 2019

Document Type



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

Committee Chair Name

David Adams

Committee Chair Affiliation

HSU Faculty or Staff

Second Committee Member Name

Chris Hopper

Second Committee Member Affiliation

HSU Faculty or Staff

Third Committee Member Name

Jill Pawlowski

Third Committee Member Affiliation

HSU Faculty or Staff

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BACKGROUND: Physical activity participation has decreased, especially for the special education community. With no time for exercise, or the proper exercise, on task time for children with intellectual disabilities can be a very challenging time.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of a physical activity program (i.e., yoga) on the total number of off-task behaviors and total time on-task for children with I.D. during their academic period.

METHODS: On task time data will be collected during control and experimental sessions. Statistical analysis will be conducted to determine if exercise before instructional time effects on task behavior for children with intellectual disabilities.

RESULTS: Future research should continue to study the effects of yoga and off-task time behavior during academic time among children with I.D.

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