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Cultura, Ciencia y Deporte 2016, 11 32

Autor: Julie A. Brunton

Fuente: http://www.redalyc.org/


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Cultura, Ciencia y Deporte ISSN: 1696-5043 ccd@ucam.edu Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia España Brunton, Julie A. Engaging university students in sport and active recreation Cultura, Ciencia y Deporte, vol.
11, núm.
32, 2016, pp.
85-86 Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia Murcia, España Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=163046240001 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative CCD 85 e d i t o r i a l Engaging university students in sport and active recreation E ngaging more students in sport and active recreation is increasingly being recognised by national organisations as a way of contributing to raising population physical activity levels by making sport a habit for life (Sport England, 2015).
The expert group for health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) across Europe specifically states that “Universities, in particular, are considered important contexts for the promotion of HEPA” (EC, 2015, p.5).
Engaging students in sport and active recreation has numerous benefits for universities that are increasingly being recognised by external organisations such as the European Commission (EC), highlighting the contributions higher education can make to graduate employability (EC, 2015).
Similarly the sports strategy in England also recognises the importance of the Higher Education (HE) sector for achieving national ambitions through sport as well as the role of graduates in contributing to sport and employability through sports volunteering (HM Government, 2015).
Within England, a significant investment was made for universities to bid for funds with the purpose of engaging more inactive and semi-active students in sport and active recreation, that is to encourage more of those stude...





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