Why P.E.?

  • Why P. E.?


    Regular participation in quality physical education programs will:

    • Prepare students with skills for future leisure pursuits through exposures to various individual, team, and alternative activities.

    • Formulate activity patterns that can extend into adulthood.

    • Reduce risk for specific health problems including; coronary heart disease, hypertension, colon cancer, and depression, as well as lower all-cause death rates.( CDC 1990 Youth Risk Behavior Survey)

    • Increase cardiovascular efficiency.

    • Improve one's physical literacy.

    • Develop student's sense of security with their own body.

    • Improve overall mental health.

    • Reduce stress and increase energy-enriching quality of life.

    • Produce a positive effect on structural growth. (Elliot, GM. CAPHER 1970).

    • Contribute to academic progress by boosting self-esteem.

    • Provide students with a better understanding of the WHY behind movement.

    • Prove understanding of health-related fitness concepts.

    • Teach safety techniques reducing accidents outside of school.

    • Provide an outlet for creativity and self-expression.

    • Increase awareness of physical opportunities within the community.

    • Decrease anger, fatigue, and confusion. (International Society of Sport Psychology Vol. 20 No.10)