Overview Movement is critical to all aspects of a child’s growth and development. Physical education provides unique learning opportunities for students in kindergarten through grade 12 to acquire knowledge, skills, fitness, and attitudes to enhance their quality of life through physical activity. Physical education is an integral component of the education process. Researchers have shown that students who participate in regular physical education will enjoy enhanced memory and learning, better concentration, and increased problem-solving abilities. Regular physical education encourages a positive attitude towards self and others, which is an important factor in creating a healthy learning environment. Quality physical education programs provide the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles that support all learning and help ensure success in future pursuits. Statistics related to chronic disease, disability and death, health care costs, and quality of life issues clearly illustrate that there are severe problems associated with attending to the intellectual but not the physical being.
Units of Study ●Fitness Assessment & Goal Setting ●Cooperative Games ●Invasion Games ●Net Games ●Field Games ●Developing Healthy Habits ●Exercise and the Human Body