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3 Reasons Health & Physical Education Classes Should Continue Through College

June 22, 2015

Typically, health and physical education classes take place in the middle school and high school settings. However, it is also important to continue these classes within universities in order to give your students a full life and education. Check out these reasons why it is important to incorporate health and physical education classes in a university setting:

Encourage All Students to Pursue a Healthier Lifestyle

Some people feel that education at the university level should solely be focused on which major, or course of education, the individual chooses to pursue. However, health and physical education is extremely important and should be instilled no matter what they choose to study.At the university level, students are beginning to make important decisions that will guide them the rest of their lives. Instilling an importance on fitness and overall health is crucial at this education level to encourage students to pursue a healthier lifestyle from this point forward. Encourage students to use your university’s fitness center. Providing them with up-to-date equipment and other benefits will motivate them to work out and stay healthy.

Instill Basic Knowledge of Health and Fitness

No matter what age, there is always a reason to continue learning. Only so much information can be communicated to the middle school and high school level students at a time. So, it is important to continue teaching this information in the university level as well. College level students are much more eager to learn and are less self-conscious about their bodies than younger students. Therefore, they will be more receptive to lessons about keeping their bodies healthy.

Prepare Students as They Enter the “Real World”

Whether it is an emphasis on physical fitness or overall health, both of these topics are influential in the well-being of each and every student. As they enter the “real world” and begin making their own decisions, it is important they are given as much reliable information as possible in order to make decisions that are best for them.

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