Physical Education (PE) is an educational curriculum for the purpose of developing knowledge, skills, and abilities that promote physical development and competence through play and movement exploration to promote health. A history of the origins of physical education is covered. Key ideas in the field of physical education include the health benefits, the academic benefits, motivation to exercise in PE, physical education in the promotion of physical activity, inclusive and adaptive PE, adventure education, exergaming, debates and controversies, and future directions of PE. Physical education can be seen in the real world with unique variation as it applies to different grade-levels.