Thematic collection to tie in with AIESEP 2015 (‘Moving up Physical Education and Sports Participation on the Public Health Agenda: It Is Not Too Late to Act!’)
The relationship between physical education and health is a topic of much debate, with arguments constructed from a variety of perspectives. The AIESEP (Association Internationale des Écoles Supérieures d’Éducation Physique/ International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education) conference, took place between 8th-11th July 2015. The conference theme was ‘Moving up Physical Education and Sports Participation on the Public Health Agenda: It Is Not Too Late to Act!’ With this theme in mind, this issue drew together a selection of papers published on this topic in European Physical Education Review in recent years. Since in 1977, EPER has sought to stimulate and present scholarly enquiry on physical education from a range of perspectives and disciplines across the natural and social sciences and humanities. As such, it is hoped that this thematic collection will be of interest to those grappling with the various arguments surrounding the relationship between physical education and health.