Health and Physical Education

New York State Standards

  • All students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity and maintain personal health.
  • Students will acquire the knowledge necessary to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment.
  • Students will understand and be able to manage their personal and community resources.
  • Every student must pass Physical Education each marking period in which they are enrolled in school, up to 2 credits. Students who graduate in less than four years will have the physical education requirements reduced on a prorated basis.
  • In grades 9 and 10 students will be focusing on skill development to expose them to the fundamentals of physical activity.  In grades 11 and 12 students will be more involved in actual game activities. This program will give students the opportunity to perfect certain physical skills of his or her choice.

Course Offerings


½ Credit- Half Year Course

This is an introductory course designed to teach the fundamental skills of strength training. Focusing on the five components of fitness (cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, strength, flexibility and body composition). Students will learn proper lifting techniques, spotting procedures, as well as gain the necessary tools to design and implement a successful weight training program. Throughout this course, students will become familiar with all the benefits of regular physical activity in addition to learning the basic physiological principles of weight lifting. This course can be used to fulfill the regular physical education requirement.


The primary goal of this course is to give students the knowledge and skills necessary to live a healthy lifestyle. Required by New York State for graduation.

Credits Covered:

  • Physical, Mental, Social Health
  • Relationships
  • Reproduction; HIV/AIDS
  • Tobacco
  • Alcohol
  • Other Drugs
  • Parenting
  • First AID/CPR/AED Certification

Class discussion, group projects, media, technology and a variety of other methods may be used to convey the information.

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