The objective of this thesis is to research what the effect is of a particular sports program on the health, well-being and school achievements of students attending the St. Nicolaaslyceum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. As background may serve, that this particular high school in the first three years of it’s roster has regular as well as sport classes (SC’s), that add two hours of sports weekly. The two hours of sports is the only differentiator between the two classes, the same professors based on identical programs give common lectures. Results implicated that there is evidence for the hypothesis that students in the sports class had significantly lower BMI and better school achievements. Moreover, there were no significant effects found for fourth and fifth graders after finishing the three-year programme, with regard to the achievements of students that attended the sports classes. The author discovered however, an effect for fifth and fourth grader related to their psychological wellbeing.
Literatuurverwijzing: Boekhoudt, S. (2013). The influence of sports on a student's health, wellbeing and school achievements. Amsterdam: Universiteit van Amsterdam.