The Academic College at Wingate is an accredited institution of higher education. The College offers Bachelor degree studies in Physical Education, teaching, training, rehabilitation and other activities included in the domain of Physical Education.
Studies include academic-pedagogic training and the option of specializing in one of the subsidiary professions of Physical Education (in keeping with the student’s choice and abilities). A B.Ed. degree from the College provides students with academic training combined with professional preparation in the areas of movement and sport: one degree and many certificates!
- B.Ed in Physical Education – why at Wingate
- B.Ed in Physical Education – where can I work?
- B.Ed in Physical Education – conditions for acceptance
- B.Ed in Physical Education – curriculum
- B.Ed in Physical Education – what do I receive?
PHYSICAL EDUCATION STUDIES – SPECIALIZATIONS:
- Adapted physical education
- Posture cultivation
- Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation
- Sport management
- Physical activity for the elderly
- Physical education in early childhood
- Olympic studies
- Education for engaging in physical activity/training and making it an integral part of a healthy life style
- Education through physical activity/training for inculcating good values
Physical activity is defined as physical movement performed by the skeletal muscles whose results are energy expenditure. Physical training is repetitive structured and planned physical activity intended to improve and preserve a broad variety of physical fitness components (agility, speed, strength, flexibility, endurance). Training represents part of the exercise process in various sport activities.
One of the bases for a healthy society is the integration of the physical education and sport sciences in kindergartens, schools, gyms, health funds (HMOs) and all work settings. Physical activity also represents a means for the effective rehabilitation of a broad variety of diseases among children and adults.
In 2002, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that obesity and lack of physical activity are significant risk factors for more than 20 chronic illnesses, among them high blood pressure, heart and vascular diseases, diabetes and certain types of cancer. It further stated that the physical activity is important for promoting and maintaining health in the life cycle.
The American College of Sports Medicine reinforced the WHO stance when it stated that an athlete’s abilities and health are affected by careful planning of the training and recovery program. The contribution of physical education and physical activity to health was mentioned in the writings of the Rambam (Maimonides) in the 12th century, even before “scientific studies” had proved their value. Maimonides contended that as long as a person works hard no illness can affect him and he continues to grow stronger, and all those who sit and do not exert their bodies will suffer pains and lose strength, even if he eats the best foods and protects himself according to medical instructions.
Through physical education/activity it is possible to inculcate values such as fairness, respect for others, loyalty, responsibility, self-discipline, observance of rules, dealing with stressful situations, order and organization, cooperation, etc.