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Physical Education Department 319
Physical Education Department
The Woodbridge College Healthy Active Living Department offers students dynamic programs that equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy active lives in the future. 

Through participation in a wide range of physical activities, students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that provide a foundation for healthy active living. 

Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them.

Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively.

​​​​​​A considerable amount of research shows a definite connection between regular physical activity and a person’s physical, emotional and social well-being. Studies show that regular participation in physical activities provides many extremely important benefits:

  • ​Improves cardiovascular endurance,strength and flexibility
  • Improves self-esteem, self-image and self-confidence
  • Improves level of concentration and focus in the classroom
  • Improves mental health/wellness by helping to reduce stress and anxiety
  • Better prepares individuals to deal with social and emotional challenges
  • Improves chances for higher academic performance/success
  • Decreases risk of cardiovascular disease in youth and adulthood
  • Helps foster and develop strong character matters principles

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