NYS Learning Standards


  • New York State Learning Standards for Physical Education

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    STANDARD 1 — PERSONAL HEALTH AND FITNESS

    • Students will 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 sport activities.
    • Students will design personal fitness programs to improve cardiorespiratory endurance, flexibility, muscular strength, endurance, and body composition.

    STANDARD 2 — A SAFE AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT

    • Students will 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.
    • Students will be able to identify safety hazards and react effectively to ensure a safe and positive experience for all participants.
     

     STANDARD 3 — RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

    • Students will be aware of and able to access opportunities available to them within their community to engage in physical activity. 
    • They will be informed consumers and be able to evaluate facilities and programs.
    • Students will also be aware of some career options in the field of physical fitness and sport.