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Definition

of
Physical
Education
PHYSICAL
EDUCATION
• is an integral part of the
total education process
• and has as its aims
• the development of...
 physically
 mentally
 socially
&
 emotionally fit citizens
• through the medium of
physical activities
• that have been selected and
planned
• to achieve
specific
outcomes
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
is an integral part
of the total education process
and has as its aims the development of:
physically
mentally
socially &
emotionally fit citizens
through the medium of physical activities
that have been selected and planned to
achieve specific outcomes.
Physical
Activity ?
“Physical activity is something
you do. Physical fitness is
something you acquire, a
characteristic or an attribute one
can achieve by being physically
active. And exercise is structured
and tends to have fitness as its
goal"

Anonymous
Physical activity
Bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles
that results in an expenditure of energy
Physical fitness
A measure of a person's ability to perform
physical activities that require endurance,
strength, or flexibility.
Regular physical activity
A pattern of physical activity is regular if activities
are performed in some order

CDC,1997
Spectrum of Physical Activity
and Health
Physically Fit

Physically
Physically Active
disabled

LaPorte RE: Am J Epidemiol. 1984 Oct;120(4):507-17


Key Concepts
Physical
Education
Competence
Involves the skills you learn and how you
apply them to physical activities and also how
ready you are in body and mind to perform
these skills in physical activities. REMEMBER
- S (Skill), A (Apply), R (Readiness).
Performance
Using physical competence and knowledge and
understanding of physical activity to produce
effective outcomes when participating in
physical activity. REMEMBER -
PERFORMANCE = OUTCOMES.
Creativity
Exploring and experimenting with techniques,
tactics and ideas in order to do well in physical
activities. REMEMBER - CREATIVITY =
EXPLORING AND EXPERIMENTING.
Healthy, active lifestyles
Understanding the positive contribution that
regular exercise makes to the physical and
mental health of the individual. REMEMBER
- HEALTHY, ACTIVE LIFESTYLE =
UNDERSTANDING.