physical education


physical education

noun

: sports and exercise taught in schools

Full Definition of PHYSICAL EDUCATION

:  instruction in the development and care of the body ranging from simple calisthenic exercises to a course of study providing training in hygiene, gymnastics, and the performance and management of athletic games

Examples of PHYSICAL EDUCATION

  1. He teaches physical education at the high school.

First Known Use of PHYSICAL EDUCATION

1830

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis

physical education

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Training in physical fitness and in skills requiring or promoting it. In the U.S. it is required in most primary and secondary schools. It generally includes calisthenics, gymnastics, various sports, and some study of health. College majors in physical education have been available since the early 20th century. Most teaching is done in gymnasiums, though outdoor sports are also emphasized.

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