COURSE TITLE: Physical
The Physical Education program is designed to provide
aerobic, body strengthening, and movement activities that will enable all
students an opportunity to achieve a positive level of physical fitness. These
activities aid in the development of strength, flexibility, motor skills,
endurance, stamina and coordination. Students are educated by a variety of
physical activities that address sports, recreation, dance, and health related
activities. Students participate in games of competition and skill development.
A sense of sportsmanship and a positive attitude toward physical conditioning
(Must be met with at least 70% proficiency)
- To provide aerobic and body building activities enabling all
students the opportunity to achieve total physical fitness.
- To learn and apply movement concepts and skills that foster
participation in physical activities throughout their life. To learn and
apply health-related fitness concepts.
- To respect the role that regular physical activity plays in the
pursuit of lifelong health and well-being.
- Describe the importance of warm-up before and cool-down after
- Recognize the need for proper attire, footwear, care and use of
equipment, safety hazards and personal affects during physical education
- Transfer specialized movement skills that use similar patterns from
one movement activity to another
- Analyze the impact of kinesthetic awareness, "perfect"
practice, motivation, and appropriate challenges in facilitating the
learning and refinement of a movement skill.
- Demonstrate and assess tactical understanding by using appropriate
and effective offensive, defensive, and cooperative strategies in applied
- Investigate the impact of rules and regulations on the health and
safety of participants.
- Predict the short- and long-term physical, social, and emotional
benefits and potential problems associated with regular physical activity.
- Summarize the causes, influences, and responses of body systems
- Describe how preventive healthcare, physiological monitoring,
hydration, a safe environment, and exercising with a partner contribute to
safe fitness activities.
- Develop and implement a training program to maximize health
benefits and prevent exercise-related injuries and illnesses.
- Apply training principles to establish a progression of activity
that will improve each component of fitness and justify the use of each
- Engage in a variety of sustained vigorous physical activities to
enhance each component of fitness.
- Perform at the intensity level needed to enhance cardiovascular
fitness, monitor physiological responses before, during, and after
exercise, and modify exercise appropriately in response.
- Modify a fitness plan to accommodate for injury, illness,
pregnancy, aging, and disability.