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Taylor 1 Reflection Essay Sydney Taylor Professor Jaime Tigue PHYE 160-C01W Taylor 2 Sydney Taylor Professor Jaime Tigue PHYE 160- C01W May 2, 2016 Reflection Essay Physical education is a rapidly evolving field, and it has been changing for centuries. As future members of the field of physical education, we will
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   Taylor 1 Reflection EssaySydney Taylor Professor Jaime TiguePHYE 160-C01W   Taylor 2 Sydney Taylor Professor Jaime TiguePHYE 160- C01Way ! !016Reflection EssayP#ysical education is a ra$idly e%ol%ing field and it #as &een c#anging for centuries' (s future mem&ers of t#e field of $#ysical education )e )ill &e a&le to influence and affect #o) our field continues to gro) and de%elo$' *t is u$ to us to gain +no)ledge to teac# and s#o)  $ro$er $ractices et#ics and $re$are t#e )ay for future mem&ers of t#e field' T#is essay )ill s#o) different as$ects of our field ranging from t#e #istoric $ractices and &eliefs to c#anging o$$ortunities and future $rofessional o$$ortunities'  Historical Practices, Philosophies, and Trends P#ysical education is not a ne) field' ,ariations of $#ysical education #a%e &een seen to as far &ac+ as $eo$le of t#e $re#istoric times and ancient cultures suc# as reece C#ina and Rome ./reeman !01' *t )as relati%ely sim$le until t#e time of ancient reece )#en $#ysical education and s$ort seemed to really &lossom' T#e most o&%ious form of $#ysical education and s$ort is t#e 2lym$ics' /or t#e time t#e 2lym$ics )ere t#e e$itome of s$ort' T#ey )ere a s$ectacle of t#e #uman &ody and )#at it could accom$lis#' T#e 2lym$ics could &e considered t#e &eginning of s$ort for entertainment' P#ysical education continued to e%ol%e and de%elo$ t#roug# t#e centuries leading u$ to early Euro$ean times and it e%entually made its )ay to t#e (mericas' *n colonial times    Taylor 3 education s#ifted to)ards more $ractical learning suc# as reading and )riting' P#ysical education &egan to gro) and flouris# as secondary sc#ools &ecame more $re%alent' (s time turned to t#e !0 t#  century $#ysical education and s$ort gre) to &ecome closer to )#at )e #a%e today' *t too+ a ma3or turn )it# World War **' Peo$le &egan to reali4e t#at our soldiers )ere not  $#ysically $re$ared and t#e go%ernment too+ ste$s to im$ro%e t#e #ealt# and fitness of t#e  $eo$le' T#e ne5t ma3or turn )as t#e a$$earance of Title * in t#e 17809s' T#is caused $#ysical education and s$ort to &ecome non e5clusionary and transformed it into )#at )e +no) today ./reeman !01' (t#letic training #o)e%er )as not recogni4ed as an allied #ealt# $rofession until 1770 e%en t#oug# it #ad &een around for many decades' (t#letic trainers can &e seen as early as t#e 2lym$ic games in t#e early !0 t#  century' W#en foot&all &ecame a large s$ort in t#e :nited States t#e need for at#letic trainers )as reali4ed and t#e ;ational (t#letic Trainers9 (ssociation )as formed in t#e 1709s .Jen+ins !01' P#ysical education #as &een de%elo$ing for centuries and * )ant to continue to &e $art of t#at de%elo$ment' Since at#letic training is a relati%ely ne) $rofession * loo+ for)ard to t#e future )#ere * can #el$ )it# t#e de%elo$ment of at#letic training' Changing philosophies in Physical Education, Fitness, and Sport  T#e field of at#letic training )itnesses a lot of t#e same $#iloso$#y dilemmas as does t#e entire field of $#ysical education' 2ne of t#e largest issues is et#ics in s$ort' Just li+e an at#lete or a coac# at#letic trainers are at t#e front lines of $otential et#ical and moral issues' * t#in+ one of t#e &iggest $otential issues is t#e use of $erformance en#ancing drugs' S#ould it &e t#e res$onsi&ility of t#e at#letic trainer to re$ort sus$ected drug use e%en if it )ill #urt t#e success of    Taylor 4 t#e team< (not#er issue is t#e treatment of in3ury' *t seems t#at more and more often if an at#letegets in3ured t#e first t#oug#t of &ot# t#e coac# and t#e at#lete is to get &ac+ to $lay as soon as  $ossi&le e%en if it ris+s furt#er in3ury' 2ne of t#e res$onsi&ilities of t#e at#letic trainer is to ma+e sure t#e at#lete is 100= #ealt#y &efore going &ac+ to $lay e%en if &ot# t#e at#lete and coac# are $us#ing to $ut t#e at#lete &ac+ into t#e game' * &elie%e t#at et#ics are immensely im$ortant in t#e field of $#ysical education' * t#in+ it s#ould &e u$ to t#e at#letic trainer to re$ort sus$ected drug use and to stic+ to t#eir +no)ledge and not &e $ressured &y a coac# or at#lete to $ut t#e at#lete &ac+ into $lay if t#ey are not 100= #ealt#y' * &elie%e t#at if e%eryone tried to im$ro%e t#eir et#ics and morals t#e )orld of $#ysical education and s$ort )ould &e muc# more #onora&le and not one )it# a s#ady under&elly'  Past Experiences in Physical Education, Fitness, and Sport  * can t#in+ of t)o distinct e5$eriences in $#ysical education fitness or s$ort t#at * t#oroug#ly en3oyed' W#en * entered #ig# sc#ool * #ad ne%er $layed s$orts' So )#en t#e s$ring of my fres#man year rolled around * decided * )ould try tennis' * )ound u$ ma+ing t#e team regardless of t#e fact * #ad ne%er $layed &efore and * ended u$ &eing >uite good' * lo%ed t#e e5$erience? * #ad a)esome coac#es t#at really stri%ed to teac# me and #el$ me &ecome &etter and * lo%ed &eing $art of a team' * $layed fres#man and so$#omore year &ut * #ad to >uit 3unior year &ecause * missed too muc# sc#ool and t#at #as &ecome one of my &iggest regrets'Starting so$#omore year of #ig# sc#ool one of my %ery good friends and * &ecame @)ater girlsA for t#e foot&all team' T#is is one of my fa%orite e5$eriences from #ig# sc#ool' * lo%e foot&all so &eing on t#e field )as an ama4ing e5$erience' * lo%ed feeling li+e * )as $art of t#e foot&all team e%en t#oug# * couldn9t $lay'
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