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Issues and Challenges in Physical Education and Sport

After reading this chapter the student should be able to:
  • Discuss the role of physical education, exercise science, and sport professionals in the consumer education movement relative to physical activity and fitness.
  • Discuss how professionals can promote the development of values in physical education, exercise science, and sport.
  • Interpret the role and contribution of physical education, exercise science, and sport professionals in the conduct of youth sport programs.
  • Identify suggested names for the fields currently entitled physical education, exercise science, and sport and discuss the implications of the growth of the fields.
  • Discuss the gap that exists between research and practice, and describe how this gap can be lessened.
  • Identify and describe strategies that professionals could use to promote quality daily physical education throughout the country.
  • Explain the importance of advocacy in a variety of physical activity settings.
  • Define the role of physical education, exercise science, and sport professionals in attaining the specific fitness and exercise goals delineated in the report Healthy People 2010.
  • Describe specific strategies that could be used to help promote lifespan involvement in physical activity and sport.









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