Unformatted text preview: Misunderstanding of the nature of health education has often resulted in allocation of responsibility for it to people with little academic background. Health and physical activity are reducing health related risk and improving individual’s health has many long-term benefits, some of which are economic. Physical education is a unique discipline with foundations in public health, education, and behavioral sciences. Physical education has the responsibility and capacity to reduce the behaviors of adults and youth engaged in behaviors that might put their lives, health, and safety at risk. Behavior change, decision making, and social change all help to dominate the practice of physical education....
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- Spring '11
- Psychology, Garland D. Jones, Philosophy of Physical Education