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Table 6 Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Training during Early Childhood Education Candidates’ College/University Education

From: Exploring the physical activity and screen-viewing-related knowledge, training, and self-efficacy of early childhood education candidates

Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Courses Completed/Forthcoming
Topic No courses 1+ courses
N % N %
Physical Activity (n = 811) 550 67.8 261 32.2
Sedentary Behaviour (n = 799) 586 73.3 213 26.7
Concepts Covered in Mandatory and Elective Courses ( n  = 810)
Topic Mandatory Elective
N % N %
Physical education 367 45.3 78 9.7
Physical activity 553 68.3 64 7.9
Physical literacy 374 46.2 76 9.4
Gross motor development 703 86.6 33 4.1
Locomotor & non-locomotor movement 463 57.2 56 6.9
Outdoor risky play 559 69.0 63 7.8
Active play 661 81.4 34 4.2
Screen viewing 383 47.3 75 9.3
Sedentary behaviour 336 41.5 70 8.6
Appropriate sleep 437 54.0 59 7.3
No courses discussed these topics 106 13.1 73 9.0