Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Standards for Physical Education

National Association for Sport and Physical Education or otherwise known as NASPE has six standards that should be used in the framework of a class or sport. The standards are:
              Standard 1. Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
              Standard 2. Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.

Standard 3.  Participates regularly in physical activity.

              Standard 4.   Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.

             Standard 5. Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.

              Standard 6. Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.

These standards were develop physically-educated individuals who have the skill, knowledge, and enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity. These standards are located at NASPE.

Also at this website is the three standards for New York physical education classes. They are:

NYS Learning Standard 1Personal Health and Fitness
1A. Students will perform basic motor and manipulative skills. Students will attain competency in a variety of motor and sports activities.
1B. Students will design personal fitness programs to improve cardio respiratory endurance, flexibility, muscular strength, endurance, and body composition

NYS Learning Standard 2A Safe and Healthy Environment
2a. Students will demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior while engaged in physical activity.
2b. Students will understand that physical activity provides the opportunity for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and communication.
2c. Students will be able to identify safety hazards and react effectively to ensure a safe and positive experience for all participants.

NYS Learning Standard 3Resource Management
3a. Students will be aware of and able to access opportunities available to them within their community to engage in physical activity.
3b. Students will be informed consumers and be able to evaluate facilities and programs.
3c. Students will also be aware of career options in the field of physical fitness and sports

The NASPE standers are for all states but many states have created their own standards for their teachers could go alone with to help the students more effectively. The New York standards can be found at

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