Is It Physical Education or Physical Activity?

Understanding The Difference

With heightened attention on childhood obesity prevention efforts, there seems to be some confusion between the terms “physical education” and “physical activity.”  Often the words are used interchangeably but they differ in important ways.  Understanding the difference between the two is critical to understanding why both contribute to the development of healthy, active children.

More: http://www.aahperd.org/naspe/publications/teachingTools/PAvsPE.cfm


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