Physical Education Activity Classes

Physical Education Activities

The Physical Education program seeks to improve the physical-fitness levels of each student, introduce new activities, or improve and increase students' recreational skills through our offerings of over 30 different courses. Emphasis is placed on instruction in a variety of popular sports and recreational activities, especially those with carry-over value for post college years.

Grading is (S) Satisfactory or (U) Unsatisfactory.

EXERCISE SCIENCE AND SPORT GENERAL EDUCATION GOALS AND OBJECTIVES


Mens sana in corpore sano — A sound mind in a sound body. Physical education is based upon the acquisition of knowledge and skills as a foundation for engaging in physical activity. The mission of physical education is to enable all students to sustain regular, lifelong physical activity as a foundation for a healthy, productive, and fulfilling life.



Physical education courses will meet at least one of the following:

GOAL I
Students will demonstrate that they have the knowledge to establish and maintain physical fitness and personal health.

OBJECTIVES: ALL STUDENTS WELL DO AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

1. derive the benefits of engaging in regular physical activity
2. identify the fitness benefits of particular activities
3. explain the benefits of a healthy lifestyle
4. use safe practices and techniques when involved in each activity


GOAL II

Students will learn and enhance skills to participate in sports, games, and activities.

OBJECTIVES: ALL STUDENTS WILL

1. form an awareness of activities which can be used throughout life
2. identify and demonstrate the basic skills in that sport, game or activity
3. apply appropriate rules and strategies while participating or competing
4. state the history and cultural facets of that sport, game, or activity, when applicable
5. exhibit good sportsmanship and learn to play with the spirit of the rules striving to win, but losing with grace
6. use safe practices and techniques when involved in each activity


GOAL III

Students will understand the emotional and social benefits of participation in physical activity.

OBJECTIVES: ALL STUDENTS WILL

1. demonstrate self control and the ability to cope with success and failure
2. accept classmates regardless of ability and treat opponents with respect and courtesy
3. show a willingness to give their best effort in each activity