In the modern context physical education has been recognized as an integral part of general education.
Since physical education derives its principles both from art and science it will be appropriate to treaty its an art and science at the same time its an art because it is aesthetic imaginative and creative. it's science as it is systematic and realistic. Physical education being a rare combination of science and art can be termed as artistic science.
Physical education has a special significance unique role and has made unlimited contribution in the modern age as it caters to the biological, sociological and psychological necessities of the man.
Swami Vivekananda has stressed that "What India need today is not the Bhagwat Geeta but the foot ball ground physical education is great value for the man not only for his present but for his future".