Ch 10: Basics of Physical Education

About This Chapter

Rediscover the basics of physical education by watching this chapter's video lessons. Instructors cover the importance of physical fitness in addition to explaining related kinesiology and biomechanics principles.

Basics of Physical Education - Chapter Summary

This chapter helps you brush up on your understanding of essential physical education concepts. Explore the components of physical fitness as well the biomechanics and kinesiology principles linked to motor skills. You'll also learn ways to increase flexibility and take a closer look at how muscles work together. By the time you complete the video lessons, you should be able to:

  • Describe the function of the muscular system
  • Identify stretches and exercises that can improve flexibility
  • Define physical fitness
  • Understand key biomechanics and kinesiology principles

This chapter explains why flexibility of the body is important, and we think learning should be flexible too. That's why our lessons are available on your computer or mobile device whenever you have the time to study. The short video lessons contain a jump feature on the timeline so that you can rewatch major points as needed.

Additionally, you have access to video transcripts. Once you've studied each lesson, you can take the multiple-choice quizzes to check your understanding of physical education basics.

4 Lessons in Chapter 10: Basics of Physical Education
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is the Muscular System? - Function & How Muscles Work in Groups

1. What Is the Muscular System? - Function & How Muscles Work in Groups

Ever feel overwhelmed when you look at all those muscles in your textbooks? Well, if you do, then maybe learning a little about their anatomy and organization and how they work together will help you sort through it all. In this lesson, learn about the muscle itself and how it works with others to help the muscular system function.

Flexibility in Fitness: Definition, Stretches & Exercises

2. Flexibility in Fitness: Definition, Stretches & Exercises

Flexibility is important in fitness because it allows for better performance when playing sports or exercising, and during your day-to-day activities, it makes bending, walking, and lifting easier. In this lesson, you will learn how stretching and certain types of exercises can help improve flexibility.

What is Physical Fitness? - Definition & Importance

3. What is Physical Fitness? - Definition & Importance

Physical fitness is your ability to carry out tasks without undue fatigue. Learn about the components of physical fitness: cardiorespiratory endurance, muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility and body composition and why they are important.

Principles of Biomechanics & Kinesiology Related to Motor Skills & Movement Patterns

4. Principles of Biomechanics & Kinesiology Related to Motor Skills & Movement Patterns

In this lesson, we review how biomechanics and kinesiology relate to both motor skills and movement patterns. We also discuss some of the basic principles of each and how they relate to human movement, the brain, muscles, and the body.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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