Bulletin 11: Barriers and supports for physical activity within the school

2015 Opportunities for Physical Activity at Schools Study,

March 31, 2017

The 2015 Opportunities for Physical Activity at School Survey was conducted by the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute. The survey asked school administrators to rate certain perceived barriers and supports which can potentially affect physical education and physical activity opportunities in the school.




Key Research Area(s)

Barriers, Schools


School Administrator



Publication Type

Reports and Publications

Data Collection Method(s)

Administrator-reported key settings data

# By The


Of schools cite ‘competing emphasis on other subjects’ as an important barrier to student’s participation in physical activity.

The CFLRI is currently conducting a study of physical activity opportunities in Canadian schools. If you have received an invitation to participate in this and have any questions regarding the study please contact us at research_recherche@cflri.ca. Thank you for your participation!