Definition of Physical Education
Physical education can be defined as the education that deals with the all round development of an individual through carefully selected physical activities. It can also be described as an integral part of the total process of education that makes use of selected and properly conducted physical activities in the development of the whole individual.
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Objectives of Physical Education
The objectives of physical education include the following:
(i) Physical development
(ii) Mental development
(iii) Social development
(iv) Emotional development
(v) Skills development
Components of Physical and Health Education
Physical and health education is made up of two broad subjects, namely;
(i) Physical education
(ii) Health education
Scope/Branches of Physical Education
The scope/branches of physical education are as follows:
(i) Sports and games
(ii) Aquatic sports
(v) Martial arts
(vi) Safety education
(viii) Rhythm and dance
Definition of Health
Health according to World Health Organisation (W.H.O) defined health as a state of complete physical, social, mental well-being of an individual not merely the absence of diseases or infirmities.
Meaning of Health Education
Health education consist of all learning experiences which influence the individual’s knowledge, habits and attitudes towards the promotion and maintenance of one’s health, that of family and the community.
Objectives of Health Education
The objectives of health education include the following:
(i) To provide beneficial health information.
(ii) To modify health behaviour.
(iii) Promotion of health services available/uses of health services available.
(iv) To influence cultural norms , values superstitious beliefs.
Scope/Branches of Health Education
The scope/branches of health education are as follows:
(i) Drug education
(ii) Sex education
(iii) Consumer health
(iv) Personal and community health
(v) Personal hygiene
(vi) First aid.
- What is physical education?
- List five objectives of physical education.
- Identify five scopes of health education.
- List five physical activities.