Physical Education Mission Statement
The purpose of a physical education program is to provide an opportunity for students to learn basic motor skills to improve their confidence in their own ability to move. They will also learn the skills necessary to maintain a healthy level of physical fitness throughout their lives as well as develop social skills, increase self-esteem, and grow in intellect.
Expanded Mission Statement
Upon completing this program, students will be able to perform basic motor skills such as running, jumping, skipping, and throwing. These skills are important in the fact that they are the foundation to all activities. Students will also be introduced to a variety of fitness activities that will increase their exposure to fitness to increase the possibility of finding an activity they enjoy doing and will continue to participate in throughout life. They will be introduced to the idea of proper nutrition and how a healthy diet combined with exercise will improve their overall health. In addition to fitness and nutrition we will stress the importance of having a healthy body fat percentage and not focusing on weight. They will be given an opportunity to develop positive social skills, teamwork, strategy, and leadership through a variety of team sports. They will be given opportunities to develop self-motivation and strategy through a variety of individual sports. Each student will be given an opportunity to set fitness goals and learn ways to accomplish these goals. They will also have fulfilled their requirements from the district and state to achieve graduation.
Physical Education Outcome Goals
When students complete my physical education program they should be able to demonstrate:
· The importance of being physically active for life.
· The basic motor skills needed to walk, run, jump, balance, and throw.
§ Running form with eyes forward, feet forward, hands, and arms moving forward and back as opposed to side to side.
§ Control in the air while jumping and safe landing.
§ How to step and throw with the proper arm and foot.
· The importance of having a healthy body fat percentage and not focusing on body weight.
§ Stressing how muscle weighs more than fat and that as a person exercises their body will gain muscle and lose fat, therefore increasing their overall weight.
· An understanding of the five components of fitness (flexibility, body composition, muscle endurance, muscle strength, and cardiovascular endurance).
§ flexibility is the amount of stretch and movement in the muscles and an important factor in injury prevention
§ body composition is the importance of increasing muscle and decreasing fat
§ Muscle endurance is being able to do weighted movement repeatedly
§ Muscle strength is being able to lift objects with ease
§ Cardiovascular endurance is the body’s ability to move blood and oxygen around the body while performing tasks
· An ability to design a fitness plan based on the idea of FITT, frequency, intensity, time, and type.
§ Knowing how to accomplish fitness goals using the proper amount of days to workout (frequency).
§ Knowing how to hard to work out (intensity).
§ Knowing the amount of time to work out.
§ Knowing what types of exercises they should be doing (type).
§ A knowledge of the basic weight training exercises and how to properly lift and spot.
· An understanding of the different activities available to them to improve fitness.
§ Giving the students an introduction to a variety of aerobic and anaerobic fitness activities.
· The ability to work cooperatively with members of a class.
§ Learning how to play on teams in team sports.
§ Taking on leadership roles through various opportunities in the class.
· An ability to show self-motivation.
§ Letting students use the workouts they have designed for themselves.
· A development of self-confidence.
§ Each student is given an opportunity to find something they like and can be good at as well as an opportunity to develop that skill
· A knowledge of how to play two team sports and two individual sports.
§ Learning the basic strategies involved in the team and individual sports.
§ Giving the students opportunity to be involved in team and individual sports and not just focusing on one or the other.
· A knowledge of how to become involved in activities outside of the school atmosphere.
§ Teaching them about recreation leagues and local gyms outside of the school as a way to exercise and stay involved in fitness.
· An understanding of the state and national requirements for students and how they pertain to graduation and life.
§ Show them what is expected of them from leaders in government as to what they need to know upon graduation and why these leaders are having them learning these things.