Physical Education Narrative Essay by Writing Specialists

Physical Education
This paper presents a detailed examination of physical education as a profession.
# 92245 | 3,030 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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In this article, the writer explores the history of physical education, within the school systems as well as the views about the profession. The writer examines why children need physical education and debates the current duties of a physical education teacher compared to past duties. The writer presents a defense of the physical education teaching profession using solid research and current trends. The writer concludes that while there has been a perceptual issue in the past about the professionalism of a physical education teacher, that perception has changed in recent years. The writer maintains that today, physical education teachers are dedicated to not only teaching sports to their students, but also to the instilling a lifelong understanding of the importance of physical fitness and health.

What Has Changed
The PE Teacher Today
A Nation Divided
Proof- It is a Work Profession

From the Paper:

"For many years physical education teachers were considered the "easy" teachers. They dragged out a dodge ball and watched the students play until the bell rang. More recently however the medical field has convinced society of the importance of physical exercise and maintaining physical fitness. When this happened the physical education teacher became much more important in the total picture of education. Today, physical education is a vital part of education. The physical education teacher provides a life long foundation for fitness and health that will allow the student to maintain the ability to pursue the career and personal interests that the other subjects train them for. Physical education teaching used to be considered a profession of leisure but today it is highly respected as its rightful profession of work."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Brodin, Kristie, L. (2004). Physical education teachers' perceptions of the adequacy of university coursework in preparation for teaching. Physical Educator.
  • 1997) Considering the time demands, should beginning physical education teachers be allowed to coach? JOPERD--The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
  • Hensley, Larry. D (1994). Trends in higher education: implications for health, physical education and leisure studies. JOPERD--The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance.
  • MacDonald, Doune (1995). The role of proletarianization in physical education teacher attrition. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
  • Mohr, Derek (2004). Curricular issues in physical education teacher education: which foundational courses do PETE students really need? JOPERD--The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance.

Cite this Narrative Essay:

APA Format

Physical Education (2007, February 18) Retrieved February 21, 2020, from

MLA Format

"Physical Education" 18 February 2007. Web. 21 February. 2020. <>