New York State Physical Education Standards

  • Physical Education Learning Standards

    Standard 1 - 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.

    • demonstrate proficiency in selected complex physical activities (games, sports, exercises) that provide conditioning for each fitness area
    • 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
    • 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
    • use the basic principles of skill analysis to improve previously acquired skills and to continue to learn new skills and activities
    • 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
    • follow a program that relates to wellness, including weight control and stress management
    • demonstrate competence in leading and participating in group activities

    Standard 2 - A Safe and Healthy Environment

    Students will acquire the knowledge and ability necessary to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment.

    • know the potential safety hazards associated with a wide variety of games and activities and are able to prevent and respond to accidents
    • demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior while engaged in physical activities
    • 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
    • create a positive climate for group activities by assuming a variety of roles
    • 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 - Resource Management

    Students will understand and be able to manage their personal and community resources.

    • 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
    • recognize the benefits of engaging in appropriate physical activities with others, including both older and younger members of the community
    • identify a variety of career opportunities associated with sports and fitness and understand the qualifications, educational requirements, and job responsibilities of those careers