PE 11/12Instructor: Anderson, M.Physical Education is a necessity for the health and well-being of every student. As a unique and essential part of the total education program, physical education can significantly enhance all aspects of development including health, physical fitness, movement knowledge, academic performance, goal setting, self-esteem, stress management and social skills.Evidence continues to mount that regular physical activity can prevent a myriad of health problems that may arise throughout life. Research findings clearly demonstrate that daily exercise is a primary factor in maintaining health and enriching the quality of ones life. People begin to acquire and establish patterns of health-related behaviors during childhood and adolescence. Schools are an efficient vehicle for providing this physical education instruction.