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Historical Foundations of Physical Education and Sport

After reading this chapter the student should be able to:
  • Trace the history of physical education, exercise science, and sport from earliest times to the present.
  • Explain the contributions of the Athenian Greeks to physical education, exercise science, and sport.
  • Explain why asceticism, scholasticism, and puritanism were deterrents to the growth of physical activity.
  • Identify events that served as catalysts for physical education, exercise science, and sport's growth.
  • Identify some of the outstanding leaders in physical education, exercise science, and sport over the course of history and the contributions each made to the field.
  • Discuss recent developments in physical education, exercise science, and sport.
  • Draw implications from the discussion of history of principles that will guide the professional future of physical education, exercise science, and sport.









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