New York state and national physical
Standard 1: Personal Health and Fitness
The Learning Standard: Students will hav the necessary knowledge and
skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in
physical activity, and maintain personal health.
The Key Idea: Students will perform basic motor and manipulative
skills. They will attain competency in a variety of physical
activities and proficiency in a few select complex motor and sports
activities. Students will design fitness programs to improve
cardio-respiratory endurance, flexibility, muscular strength,
endurance, and body composition.
Standard 2: A Safe and Healthy Environment
The Learning Standard: Students will acquire the knowledge and
ability necessary to create and maintain a safe and healthy
The Key Idea: Students will demonstrate responsible personal and
social behavior while engaged in physical activity. They will
understand that physical activity provides the opportunity for
enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and communication. Students
will be able to identify safety hazards and react effectively to
ensure a safe and positive experience for all participants.
Standard 3: Resource Management
The Learning Standard: Students will be aware of and able to access
opportunities available to them within their community to engage in
physical activity. They will be informed consumers and be able to
evaluate facilities and programs. Students will also be aware of
some career options in the field of physical fitness and sports.
National Association for Sport and
Physical Education Learning Standards
A physically educated person:
• Demonstrates competency in many
movement forms and proficiency in a few movement forms.
• Applies movement concepts and
principles to the learning and development of motor skills.
• Exhibits a physically active
Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
Demonstrates responsible personal and social behavior in physical
• Demonstrates understanding and
respect for differences among people in physical activity settings.
• Understands that physical
activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge,
self-expression, and social interaction