The intent of Physical Education is to help students learn the skills necessary for performing a variety of physical activities and understand the benefits of achieving and maintaining a physically active Lifestyle.
A planned, sequential program of curricula and instruction that helps students develop the knowledge, attitudes, motor skills, self-management skills, and confidence needed to adopt and maintain a physically active and healthy Lifestyle.
- ALL children can participate in regular physical activity
- ALL children can become physically educated for a Lifetime of physical activity
PHYSICAL EDUCATION SHOULD BE TREATED WITH THE SAME LEVEL OF PROFESSIONAL CONCERN AS OTHER ESSENTIAL ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS..
Curriculum that aligns with state learning standards and outcomes for Health & Physical Education
Curriculum is taught by a certified Health and Physical Education teacher
Appropriate time and space for students to learn and practice skills with appropriate supplies
Instruction and assessment in the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains
Athletics is defined as an active sport that requires physical exertion and competition and involves a contest between athletes. While athletics typically focuses on one sport, Physical Education will teach knowledge of skills and concepts necessary for safe and healthy Living and in turn, for successful learning. Athletics are optional and does not promote participation by ALL students.
Physical activity is defined by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as any bodily movement produced by the contraction of skeletal muscles resulting in energy expenditure
Recess provides unstructured play opportunities that allow children to engage in physical activities, however as normally provided, it cannot be used to meet the requirement of an average of 100 instructional minutes per week of Physical Education
Exercise is a subset of physical activity that is planned, structured, and repetitive, and is done to improve or maintain physical fitness