Philosophy of Physical Education

Philosophy of Physical Education - Misunderstanding of the...

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Garland D. Jones September 6, 2006 Foundations of Physical Education Dr. Davin 1:00pm-2:30pm Philosophy of Physical Education Physical activity is critical to the development and maintenance of good health. Maintaining an active lifestyle helps to keep your heart, bones, social, and physical appearance healthy and looking good. The goal of physical education is to develop and teach individuals about fitness, improving endurance, flexibility, and strength, through knowledge, and skills. The mission of physical education is not to groom individuals into professional athletes or varsity players but to help individuals know the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle physically, mentally, spiritually, socially, and emotionally.
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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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