Importance of Physical Education

Why Is Physical Education Important?
"Without health and fitness, wealth is without value, knowledge is useless, art cannot become manifest, and music cannot be played."

Physical Education...
1. Educates a child physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially.
2. Promotes positive lifelong healthy attitudes.
3. Improves student's knowledge of fitness concepts such as cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, flexibility.
4. Improves self-confidence, self-esteem and self control.  Helps children establish and strive for achievable, personal goals. 

A Physically Educated Person...
1. Has learned skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activities. 
2. Is physically fit.
3. Participates regularly in physical activities.
4. Knows the implications of and the benefits from involvement in physical activities.  

A quality Physical Education program helps students...
1. Learn how to achieve and maintain physical fitness and healthy lifestyles. 
2. Explore their unique physical talents.
3. Gain an understanding and appreciation of their responsibilities as citizens. 
4. Develop positive character traits that will help them make good decisions about behavior.