|（College of Physical Education，China University of Mining and Technology，Xuzhou 221116，China)
Abstract: Compulsory physical education is physical education compulsorily executed according to law stipula-tions, in which school physical education objectives, tasks and requirements are specified within the scope of related laws and regulations promulgated by the state. The connotations of compulsory physical education include such 3 aspects as legal compulsion, regular compulsion and normative compulsion. Legal compulsion requires that various developments strictly implement related school physical education laws and regulations promulgated by the state, so as to realize school physical education legislation; regular and normative compulsion requires that physical educa-tion teachers follow physical education discipline’s own special patterns as well as human body growing and devel-oping, physiological function load patterns etc in teaching practice, and implement teaching according to directive and regulatory requirements such as physical education contents, organization and methods. Historical experiences and teaching reform achievements have proved that compulsory physical education is an effective means to contain and improve teenager physical health level, and it is necessary, feasible and rational.
Key words: school physical education；compulsory education；compulsory physical education；China