Physical Education Essential for College Students Argumentative Essay

Physical Education Essential for College Students
Argues that physical education should be mandatory for college students to promote a better, healthier future.
# 147489 | 2,630 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2011 | US
Published on Apr 26, 2011 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Higher) , Education (Physical)

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This paper argues that college students, like all people, consistently should be improving and maintaining their health by incorporating some sort of physical activity several hours a week; however, studies show that student physical activity levels decline from high school to college. Next, the author presents the reasons why mandatory physical education in college is important and why students argue against this. The paper concludes that physical education should be a requirement all over the United States because this would eliminate numerous obstacles to health care and obesity by establishing a strong foundation not only for the present society but also for future generations.

Table of Contents:
Extent Physical Education Needed
Outsides Sources
Introduction to the Bahagavd-Gita
Relevance to Thesis
Mountains Beyond Mountains
Relation to Thesis
Specific Examples
Opposition to Thesis
Outside source
Exemption of Athletes
Personal Experience
Stress and Responsibilities of College Student
Specific Experience of Working Out
How Affects You

From the Paper:

"In addition, students may argue they should only be taking courses directly to their major and they have no interest in being fit. Well this is nonsense because you can never learn too much. We are young adults and should be retaining as much information as we can. Staying physically fit also helps keep us more focused during class because we are getting rid of stress that can otherwise affect our performance in the classroom. Working out helps refresh the mind and clear more space to enable us to retain information."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Jensen, Clayne, Steven Overman. Administration and Management of Physical Education and Athletic Programs. Illinois: Waveland Press Inc, 2003. 4th ed.
  • Kidder, Tracy. Mountains Beyond Mountains. New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2004.
  • Melton, Bridget, Andrew Hansen, and Jonathan Gross. "Trends in Physical Activity Interest in the College and University Setting." College Student Journal 44.3 (2010): 785-789. SPORTDISCUSS with full text. EBSCO. Web. 17 Nov. 2010.
  • Mitchell, Stephen. Bhagavad Gita. New York, New York: Three River Press, 2000.
  • Peterson, Linda, John Brereton. The Norton Reader: Twelfth Edition. New York, N.Y.: W. W. Norton & Company. 12th ed.

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