NYS Learning Standards

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    THE NYS LEARNING STANDARDS FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION

    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.
    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.

    STANDARD
    2

    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.

    STANDARD
    3

    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.