NYS Health Standards

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    STANDARD
    1

    Physical
    Education

    Personal Health and Fitness
    Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity, and maintain personal health.
    Key Idea: Students will:

    1a: 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.
    1b: design personal fitness programs to improve cardiorespiratory endurance, flexibility, muscular strength, endurance, and body composition
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    ELEMENTARY

    • participate in physical activities (games, sports, exercises) that provide conditioning for each fitness area

    INTERMEDIATE

    • demonstrate competency in a variety of physical activities (games, sports, exercises) that provide conditioning for each fitness area

    COMMENCEMENT

    • demonstrate proficiency in selected complex physical activities (games, sports, exercises) that provide conditioning for each fitness area

    • develop physical fitness skills through regular practice, effort, and perseverance

    • know that motor skills progress in complexity and need to be used in the context of games and sports with additional environmental constraints

    • establish and maintain a high level of skilled performance, demonstrate mastery of fundamental movement forms and skills that can contribute to daily living tasks, and analyze skill activities

    • demonstrate mastery of fundamental motor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills, and understand fundamental principles of movement

    • combine and integrate fundamental skills and adjust technique based on feedback, including self-assessment

    • make physical activity an important part of their life and recognize such consequent benefits as self-renewal, greater productivity as a worker, more energy for family activities, and reduction in health care costs

    • understand the effects of activity on the body, the risks associated with inactivity, and the basic components of health-related fitness (cardiovascular, muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility, and body composition

    • understand the relationship between physical activity and the prevention of illness, disease, and premature death

    • use the basic principles of skill analysis to improve previously acquired skills and to continue to learn new skills and activities

    • demonstrate and assess their fitness by performing exercises or activities related to each health-related fitness component, and establish personal goals to improve their fitness

    • develop and implement a personal fitness plan based on self-assessment and goal setting, understand physiological changes that result from training, and understand the health benefits of regular participation in activity

    • know the components of personal wellness (nutrition and weight control, disease prevention, stress management, safety, and physical fitness), establish a personal profile with fitness/wellness goals, and engage in appropriate activities to improve or sustain their fitness

    • understand the relationship between physical activity and individual well being

    develop leadership, problem solving, cooperation, and team work by participating in group activities

    • follow a program that relates to wellness, including weight control and stress management

    • demonstrate competence in leading and participating in group activities

     

     

    STANDARD
    2

    Physical
    Education

    A Safe and Healthy Environment
    Students will acquire the knowledge and ability necessary to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment.
    Key Idea: Students will:

    2a: 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.
    2b: be able to identify safety hazards and react effectively to ensure a safe and positive experience for all participants.

     

    ELEMENTARY

    • contribute to a safe and healthy environment by observing safe conditions for games, recreation, and outdoor activities

    INTERMEDIATE

    • understand the risks of injury if physical activity is per-formed incorrectly or performed in extreme environmental conditions, and recognize the importance of safe physical conditions (equipment, facilities) as well as the emotional conditions essential for safety

    COMMENCEMENT

    • know the potential safety hazards associated with a wide variety of games and activities and are able to prevent and respond to accidents

    • come to know and practice appropriate participant and spectator behaviors to produce a safe and positive environment

    • develop skills of cooperation and collaboration, as well as fairness, sportsmanship, and respect for others

    • demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior while engaged in physical activities

    • work constructively with others to accomplish a variety of goals and tasks

    • work constructively with others to accomplish a goal in a group activity, demonstrating consideration for others involved

    • accept physical activity as an important part of life. Self-renewal, productivity as a worker, energy for family activities, fitness, weight control, stress management, and reduction in health-care costs are understood as benefits of physical activity

    • know how injuries from physical activity can be prevented or treated

    • understand the physical and environmental dangers associated with particular activities and demonstrate proper procedures for safe participation in games, sports, and recreational pursuits

    • create a positive climate for group activities by assuming a variety of roles

    • demonstrate care, consideration, and respect of self and others during physical activity

    • understand the role of physical activity, sport, and games as a balance between cooperative and competitive behaviors and as a possible arena in which to develop and sharpen leadership and problem solving skills, and understand the physical, emotional, and social benefits of participation in physical activities

    • understand the physical, social, and emotional benefits of physical activity and can demonstrate leadership and problem solving through participation in organized games or activities

     

     

    STANDARD
    3

    Physical
    Education

    Resource Management
    Students will understand and be able to manage their personal and community resources.
    Key Idea: Students will:

    3a: will be aware of and able to access opportunities available to them within their community to engage in physical activity.
    3b: be informed consumers and be able to evaluate facilities and programs.
    3c: be aware of some career options in the field of physical fitness and sports.

     

    ELEMENTARY

    • know that resources available at home and in the community offer opportunities to participate in and enjoy a variety of physical activities in their leisure time

    INTERMEDIATE

    • should be informed consumers, aware of the alternatives available to them within their communities for physical activity and should be able to evaluate facilities and programs available

    COMMENCEMENT

    • recognize their role as concerned and discriminating consumers of physical activities programs and understand the importance of physical activity as a resource for everyone regardless of age or ability

    • become discriminating consumers of fitness information, health-related fitness activities in their communities, and fitness and sports equipment

    • demonstrate the ability to locate physical activity information, products, and services

    • recognize the benefits of engaging in appropriate physical activities with others, including both older and younger members of the community

    • demonstrate the ability to apply the decision making process to physical activity

    • know some career options in the field of physical fitness and sports

    • identify a variety of career opportunities associated with sports and fitness and understand the qualifications, educational requirements, and job responsibilities of those careers