Four objectives of physical education are to help individuals become physically fit, develop character, learn skills and become knowledgeable about sport. Physical education creates well-rounded people.
This includes developing muscle strength, endurance, flexibility and agility. For example, throwing and hitting balls exercises various muscles, track running improves heart health and aerobics increases lung capacity.
Physical education encourages participants to work as components of a team, showing them how to successfully work together to reach a goal. A sense of fair play is fostered as well as an awareness of and sensitivity toward others.
Many skills are learned during physical education classes, including how to position the body for various sporting activities, how to keep safe when stretching the body to its limits and how to mentally prepare for sporting events.
Participants learn about particular sports' rules, techniques and strategies, often enabling them to cope successfully in real-life situations.