Vol 16 Issue 3 September 2016

Insufficient physical activity is 1 of the 10 leading risk factors for death worldwide. Students majoring in Physical Education will be required to have a minor in Secondary Education. The Physical Education program is offered as a general major and a minor Additionally, a minor in Coaching is also offered. The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 required that all school districts with a federally funded school meal program develop wellness policies that address nutrition and physical activity. Recently most elementary schools have specific health classes for students as well as physical education class.

This course introduces the student to philosophical reflections on physical education and sport and examines existing theories about physical education and sport in our society. National and local authorities are also adopting policies in a range of sectors to promote and facilitate physical activity. Regular physical activity of moderate intensity – such as walking, …