Health and Physical Education is that integral part of the curriculum that,
through human movement, concentrates on the development of individuals'
maximum physical potential and their related social, emotional,
and intellectual growth.
The discipline's primary purpose is to assist the learner in developing:
The truly physically educated student will have acquired both competencies
applicable to any lifetime activities and a desire to retain the
healthy feeling associated with fitness and exercise.
According to a study sponsored by the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), young people can build
healthy bodies and establish healthy lifestyles by including physical
activity in their daily lives. However, many young people are not
physically active on a regular basis, and physical activity declines
dramatically during adolescence. School and community programs can
help young people get active and stay active. In addition, the CDC
found that young people say they like physical activity because
it is fun; they do it with friends; and it helps them learn skills,
stay in shape, and look better. To this end, health and physical education
makes a major contribution as the primary area of the curriculum
concerned with helping students develop and maintain healthy lifestyles
and physical skills.
All students will be physically educated, having acquired motor
skills to perform a variety of physical activities, physical fitness
knowledge, and intrinsic motivation to pursue a healthy and active
lifestyle in an increasingly changing society.