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Physical Education

Physical education provides opportunities for students to gain current knowledge of physical fitness facts, healthful living practices, leisure time pursuits, stress management techniques and to receive instruction in the skills necessary for successful participation in activities necessary for optimum health and physical efficiency. Physical education is an academic discipline, an essential portion of the general education process. The curriculum is centered on the concept that movement skills, intellectual development, physical fitness and healthful living practices are elements of life that must be taught and reinforced. It is designed to study and explore various topics associated with the health and welfare of the students and others around them.

Curriculum

Instruction focuses around the following activities:

  • Aquatics
  • Fitness/Cardiovascular Activities
  • Health Education Courses
    • Personal Health and Wellness
    • Fitness/Cardiovascular Activities
    • Disease (mental and physical)
    • Relationships
    • Alcohol and Drugs
    • CPR and First Aid
  • Individual/Dual Activities
  • Muscle Development
  • Team Sport Activities
  • Athletic Sport Comprehension

Through this curriculum, students will be able to:

  • Articulate the differences between Physical Education and Athletics
  • Recognize the potential for service to the individual, community and society provided by Physical Education and Athletics
  • Describe the role of P.E./Kinesiology as an academic discipline and its role in health promotion and disease prevention
  • Demonstrate knowledge of functional human anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, and demonstrate proficiency in a variety of physical activity skills
  • Articulate their individual health and wellness
  • Recognize the potential for improving one’s health and wellness
  • Describe the role of wellness in their own lives and be able to develop an individual plan toward improving their health
  • Demonstrate knowledge of negative influences that exist and could impact their health
  • Recognize how health and wellness impact others

     

Raymond Moland

Raymond Moland

Department Chair

708-948-0309

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