Comprehensive Health And Physical Education
Standards And Progress Indicators

Standard 2.6:
All Students Will Learn And Apply Health-Related Fitness Concepts.

Descriptive Statement: Health-literate and physically educated students know the components of health-related fitness: cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength/endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Considering these components, students are able to meet their personal fitness needs by monitoring and adapting physical activity levels. Health-literate and physically educated students recognize that lifetime fitness activities contribute to wellness.

Cumulative Progress Indicators

By the end of Grade 4, students:

1.

Identify the components of health-related fitness and describe activities related to each component.

2.

Demonstrate appropriate techniques used in fitness activities.

3.

Describe how fitness activities enhance wellness.

4.

Participate in health-related fitness activities.

5.

Develop and attain a personal fitness goal to improve performance.

Building upon knowledge and skills gained in the preceding grades, by the end of Grade 8, students:

6.

Describe the components of health-related fitness and how each contributes to wellness.

7.

Discuss and apply basic principles of training to fitness activities.

8.

Assess physiological indicators of exercise before, during, and after physical activity, and describe how these can be used to monitor and improve performance.

9.

Develop a personal fitness plan, using data from health assessments and fitness testing.

Building upon knowledge and skills gained in the preceding grades, by the end of Grade 12, students:

10.

Discuss the physical and psychological benefits derived from health-related fitness activities.

11.

Describe how sports injuries can be prevented.

12.

Design and evaluate a personal fitness plan, taking into consideration fitness, health and nutritional status, age, interests, and abilities, and discuss how the plan may be adapted to injury, illness, or aging.

 

 

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