Vol 4 No 1 (2015): Volume 4, Issue 1, Year 2015
Articles

A Functional Movement Screening on 6th Grade Students of a Caribbean Elementary Laboratory School

José E Betancourt
University of Puerto Rico, P. O. Box 23311, San Juan 00936-3311
Jean Pierre Betancourt
University of Puerto Rico, P. O. Box 23311, San Juan 00936-3311
Luis Estrada
University of Puerto Rico, P. O. Box 23311, San Juan 00936-3311
Ismara Ortiz
University of Puerto Rico, P. O. Box 23311, San Juan 00936-3311
Desmond Santiago
University of Puerto Rico, P. O. Box 23311, San Juan 00936-3311
Published March 30, 2015
Keywords
  • Physical Education,
  • Functional Body Movement,
  • Laboratory School
How to Cite
Betancourt, J. E., Betancourt, J. P., Estrada, L., Ortiz, I., & Santiago, D. (2015). A Functional Movement Screening on 6th Grade Students of a Caribbean Elementary Laboratory School. International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports, 4(1), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.26524/1511

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the functional body movement of sixth- grade students of a Caribbean Elementary Laboratory School. A total sample of 39 students, including special education, participated in the study. The Functional Movement Screening Test was used to identify the functional movement body profile of the students and the strength and areas to be improved in their body movement after completing a Physical Education Program K- 6. The participants completed a series of movement exercises (Deep Squat, Hurdle Step, Inline Lunge, Shoulder Mobility, Active Straight-Leg Raise, Trunk Stability Pushup, and Rotary Stability) of seven different skills of the Functional Movement Screening (FMS). An independent t-test analysis and descriptive data was used to analyses the collect data. The findings of the study show that 87.3% students from the Elementary Laboratory School of the University of Puerto Rico scores 14 points or more on the Functional Movement Test. The results of the study reflect that students of laboratory school that experiences different learning practices in Physical Education Program benefits their body functional movement

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