• Mission Statement for Department of Health and Physical Education

    The State College Area School District strives to provide instructional programs and services that contribute to the quality of life. Physical Education involves the learning of skills, acquisition of knowledge, and development of attitudes through human movement. Physical Education is that part of the total process of education which utilizes games, sport, aquatics, dance, and health fitness activities to help the individual achieve the goals of education. Well-defined programs of physical education provide a systemic progression of cognitive, affective, and psychomotor experiences as the students pass through various development stages during their tenure in school.

    The Physical Education Department is committed to providing a quality physical education program. As a result of participation in the State College Area School District physical education program, each student will be expected to:

        * LEARN skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activities.
        * PARTICIPATE regularly in physical activity.
        * BE physically fit.
        * KNOW the implications and benefits from involvement in physical activities.
        * VALUE physical activity and its contributions to a healthful lifestyle.

    Physical Education

    The State College Area School District strives to provide instructional programs and services that contribute to the quality of life. Physical Education involves the learning of skills, the acquisition of knowledge and the development of attitudes through movement. Physical education is that part of the total process of education which utilizes games, sport, aquatics, dance, and health fitness activities to help the individual achieve the goals of education. Well-defined programs of physical education provide a systemic progression of cognitive, affective, and psychomotor experiences as our students pass through various developmental stages during their tenure in school.

    Physical Activity is critical to the development and maintenance of good health. The goal of physical education is to develop physically educated individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity. Every course and unit provided within our curriculum is linked to both the Pennsylvania State Standards and the National Standards for Physical Education.

    A Physically Educated Person:

    Standard 1: Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
     
    Standard 2: Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.

    Standard 3: Participates regularly in physical activity.

    Standard 4: Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.

    Standard 5: Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.

    Standard 6: Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.

    (National Standards - National Association for Sport and Physical Education)

Last Modified on August 30, 2012