PE Today Preparing Students for Lifetime of Benefits
Originally published March 14, 2019 in the Imperial Republican.
By Becky Kuntzelman
Physical education (P.E.) classes from the past have evolved from the stereotype of a glorified recess or a set of drills to determine who can run the fastest and jump the highest, according to a spokesman for the health and physical education program at the University of Nebraska Kearney (UNK).
“Today’s physical education classes focus on overall wellness, fitness concepts and healthy habits that can lead to a lifetime of benefits,” said Megan Adkins-Bollwitt, an associate professor at UNK’s Kinesiology and Sport Sciences Department.
“Not everybody is an athlete. It’s not about that,” said Schuller.
Dennis Krutsinger was the previous elementary P.E. teacher and set up the program for CCS, she added.
Schuller commented that she walked into a good program and learned a “ton” from Krutsinger.
“I have to brag on him because he established a great physical education program which I have followed for the most part,” she said.
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