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Enhancing physical education for a healthier, more successful generation.
With childhood obesity and inactivity on the rise, physical education remains one of the most practical ways to combat this epidemic. PE is the only class that impacts the whole child. Research has shown that physical activity among children and adolescents improves academic outcomes, has positive effects on mental health, encourages social-emotional development and provides students with opportunities to have fun and be active.
The problem? It is among the most unfunded and under-resourced classes in schools today.
UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind champions physical education by providing schools with commercial-grade fitness equipment, innovative curriculums, and professional development to middle and high school educators across Los Angeles. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that all youth have access to safe and effective resources to encourage physical activity and promote healthier lifestyles.
Beyond enhancing PE programs throughout the Los Angeles area, UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind introduces the next generation to fun and engaging ways to learn to love fitness inside and outside of the classroom. Our program has successfully improved fitness levels in countless youth while also generating growth in perceptions of exercise and body image, all while increasing overall participation in healthy behaviors.
Your gift will help us fuel tomorrow’s leaders with the tools necessary for building a healthier lifestyle.
The SBSM curriculum provides exercises that teachers can use to adjust intensity.
Games are incorporated into the curriculum to foster a fun environment.
Cardiovascular exercise has been linked to an increase in gray matter volume in the brain.
SBSM doesn’t rely on sports to make fitness fun.
Students in SBSM PE classes learn to work together to achieve goals.
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