Health Opportunities through Physical Education

The purpose of this course is to develop and enhance healthy behaviors that influence lifestyle choices and student health and fitness. Students will realize the full benefit of this course when it is taught with an integrated approach.

In addition to the physical education content represented in the benchmarks below, specific health education topics within this course include, but are not limited to:

Mental/Social Health

Physical Activity

Components of Physical Fitness

Nutrition and Wellness Planning

Diseases and Disorders

Health Advocacy

First Aid/CPR

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Prevention

Human Sexuality including Abstinence and HIV

Internet Safety