2017, Vol. 2 Issue 1, Part A
Current trends of physical education and its future prospects in relation to individual’s health
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Shyam Sundar Rath
The aim of this paper is to identify the current trends of physical education and to find out its future prospects in relation to individual health. As we all knows that physical education plays the most significant role in school and college curriculum but less emphasis is given. In 21st century, physical education is no longer a physical training, sports coaching or merely indulging in play activities or physical fitness alone. It has emerged as a multi-dimensional discipline. Early period, only recreation and competitive sports were given prime importance in physical education curriculum in school and colleges. The modern programme of physical education gives emphasis on health, physical fitness and wellness, competitive and recreational sports, recreation, inter-personal skills and life style skills. The physical education is being taught as a part of curriculum in all the schools but lack of adequate time and trained teachers, good facilities are responsible for little interest in this field. The future challenges to make this field interesting involves a proper curriculum, sufficient funds allotment for holding various competitions and role of technology to create awareness about the importance of physical activities and sports in our daily life. So, this type of curriculum will definitely help the physical education professional to motivate their students to participate various types of physical activities so that they can adopt and maintain a lifelong involvement in physical activity, health and wellbeing. All the educational institution should take necessary steps to introducing various physical activities for their students so that the hypo-kinetic diseases like type II diabetes, hypertension, back pain, knee pain, cervical spondylolysis etc., can be controlled.
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Dr. Shyam Sundar Rath. Current trends of physical education and its future prospects in relation to individual’s health. International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences. 2017; 2(1): 01-03.