Academic Administrator for Health/Physical Education
Phone: (518) 881-0390
Physical activity is critical to the development and maintenance
of good health. The goal of physical education is to develop physically
educated individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to
enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.
State Learning Standards for Physical Education Standards
1: Personal Health and Fitness
Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to
establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical
activity, and maintain personal health.
Standard 2: A Safe and Healthy
Students will acquire the knowledge and ability necessary to
create and maintain a safe and healthy environment.
Standard 3: Resource
Students will understand and be able to manage their personal
and community resources.
National Association for Sport and Physical Education Standards
A physically educated person:
Standard 1: Demonstrates competency in motor skills
and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical
Standard 2: Demonstrates understanding of movement
concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the
learning and performance of physical activities.
Standard 3: Participates regularly in physical
Standard 4: Achieves and maintains a
health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
Standard 5: Exhibits responsible personal and social
behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.
Standard 6: Values physical activity for health,
enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.
Guidelines for Physical Education
Understanding that the jewelry guidelines are introduced at the
elementary schools and consistent between each building and
progressing all the way through to high school, the expectations,
responsibilities and accountabilities are greater for the high school
since they are earning credit towards graduation.
No jewelry is to be worn during Physical Education classes.
(i.e. watches, bracelets, rings, hanging earrings, body piercing)
Advocacy for Physical
Why promote physical education and lifetime fitness?
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and
2006 Shape of the Nation Report -