¹Sport Science Department
Randolph College
Lynchburg, Virginia

²Sport & Exercise Studies
Tarleton State University
Stephenville, Texas

Physical Education Kindergarten – Higher Education: A Flipped Implementation Physical Education Model

Physical education standards, policy, and funding through physical education are vital to the wellness of an individual. The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief history of public-school physical education throughout grade-school and the years of higher education by illuminating the backwards trend that school law and policy has created for physical education and American society. Particular acts of legislation provided guidelines for funding programs, such as physical education, in the public-school setting. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) assures the accountability processes meet and often exceed the federal accountability system; Every Student Succeeds Act desires that local stakeholders take responsibility in a “well-rounded” healthy individual through public education. Although many educational policies exist, the common denominator among educational reform is improving the quality of education. The benefits of a healthy, physically fit future employee to an organization include lower health-care costs, decreased absenteeism, increased productivity, and elevated employee morale. Therefore, we recommend the education system adopt a flipped implementation plan for physical education.

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