Definition Of Physical Education

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Definitions and Requirements of Physical education.
Physical education is defined as the “curricular area that teaches about physical activity” (Burgeson 1). In this sense, it is different from just physical activities. Here, in the United States for example, it is agreed that students may be physically active in activities such as basketball, football, and other sports and recess. But this does not eliminate the need for physical education as an institutional program. The elements of a good physical education program include learning policies, effective and practical content, good instruction and critical student and program assessment. This essay looks at the merits, history and the status of physical education and teaching it.
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The American Association for the Advancement of Physical Education was formed in 1885 and the Amateur Athletic Union was founded three years later. A conference on physical training was held in Boston in 1889. Three years later Ohio passed a mandatory physical education law, to be followed by Wisconsin (1897), North Dakota (1899), Pennsylvania (1901), Michigan (1911) and Idaho (1913). Between 1915 and 1925, 21 more states passed laws enforcing different levels of physical education in schools. In addition, the international Olympics was started in 1893, the first event held in Athens, Greece in 1896. Other events were the foundation of Boy Scout Movement in 1907, the American League of Baseball (1900), the Playground Association of America and the National Collegiate Athletic Association in 1906 (Sather …show more content…
There are also activities that do not require equipment, only facilities. These include some track and field exercises and indoor aerobics such as Zumba. This is good for older people. My grandmother goes to a Zumba class. Physical education usually supports diversity; therefore, many different sports and activities are supported. The different activities are a factor that require the strong requirement for solid qualifications among physical education teachers, and the increment in pay grade with higher qualifications (Duderstadt 32, Kohl and Cook

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