Care for health in opinions of students of Physical Education and Public Health from colleges in Biała Podlaska

Journal Title: Medycyna Ogólna i Nauki o Zdrowiu - Year 2013, Vol 19, Issue 3


Care for health and pro-health behaviour are the basic issues of education and health promotion. Family, school and the milieu of peers contribute greatly to shaping the attitude. Professional passing of knowledge on health and exercise skills is a task of many promoters who perform it as a part of the teaching of school subjects to students at all stages of education. The aim of the paper is to show the pro-health behaviour taken up by students studying Physical Education and Public Health as a part of the care for health, pointing to the competent promoters who have proper qualifications for education and health promotion, and the subjects which provide the most knowledge and skills on education and health promotion. In the research participated 173 students of Physical Education and 86 students of Public Health. The students were attending the Department of Physical Education and Sports in Biała Podlaska, Poland, and the Pope John Paul II School of Higher Education in Biała Podlaska, Poland. In the study, the authors used the diagnostic survey method and questionnaire technique. The authors, having analyzed in detail the numeric data, obtained the findings which allowed them to arrive at the following conclusions, that good nutrition and systematic physical activity are the most important factors of pro-health behaviour practiced by the studied which, first of all, serve to improve physical health. Biology and Physical Education, according to the teachers, are the introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion, and according to Public Health students, are the subjects during which, to the greatest degree, theory is put into practice. The PE teachers, professional health educators, according to the surveyed, are the persons having the qualifications and competence to be educators and promoters of health.Key words: pro-health behaviour, students, physical education, public health

Authors and Affiliations

Zofia Kubińska, Barbara Bergier


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Zofia Kubińska, Barbara Bergier (2013). Care for health in opinions of students of Physical Education and Public Health from colleges in Biała Podlaska. Medycyna Ogólna i Nauki o Zdrowiu, 19(3), 251-254.