Health and Physical Education

The goal of health and physical education is to develop individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to choose health-enhancing behaviors and enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.

To choose health-enhancing behaviors, a health literate student...

  • Practices health-enhancing behaviors
  • Analyzes influences on healthy behaviors
  • Accesses valid information and products
  • Has learned disease prevention
  • Demonstrates interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid health risks
  • Uses decision-making skills and goal setting skills to enhance health
  • Advocates for personal, family and community health

To pursue a lifetime of healthful physical activity, a physically literate student...

  • Has learned the skills necessary to participate in a variety of physical activities
  • Knows the implications and the benefits of involvement in various types of physical activities
  • Participates regularly in physical activity
  • Is physically fit
  • Values physical activity and its contributions to a healthful lifestyle

Grade-Level Health and Physical Education Learning