Physical Education

Physical Education is a semester-long elective designed for high school students. The course focuses on performance of individual and team sports, with explanations of proper technique, rules of the game, and preparation. Team sports introducedinclude soccer, basketball, football, baseball, and volleyball. An introduction to fitness, strength, endurance, and nutrition is also included.

Students will have the opportunity to perform each sport on their own time, while keeping a log of activity. The goal is in corporation of activity into their daily lives and the gain of lifelong healthy fitness habits. Throughout the course, students may be asked to answer questions or to reflect on what they’ve read in their notes. The notesare not graded. Rather, they are a way for students to extend their thinking about the lesson content. Students may keep handwritten or typed notes.

Upon completion of Physical Education, students should possess the knowledge and skills needed to do the following:

  • Define physical fitness and describe the components of being physically fit
  • Evaluate their fitness level
  • Apply physical fitness, nutrition-related, and weight-management skills to their lives
  • Understand and apply safe exercise rules
  • Describe the history and rules of sports such as basketball, baseball, football, soccer, volleyball, and gymnastics
  • Describe and apply skills needed for a variety of sports

State: National
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Category: Health
Course Length: Semester