Physical Education

Philosophy

Physical education is an integral part of the total education program.

Socio-economic changes in the past twenty years have placed a new responsibility on physical education programs and teachers.

Research has established that inactivity is a prime factor in the steadily increasing rate of heart, respiratory and circulatory disease in this country whether one is a teenager or adult. Regular strenuous physical activity is a must; not that exercise will prevent or cure all ills. Exercise will help the body to perform more efficiently, and this should be a goal for all.

The Altoona Area School District's Elementary Physical Education Program encourgages exercise and fitness as an essential part of our effort to communicate the values of physical activity, not only to our students, but also to adults and to the public in general.

Goals
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and proper attitude toward safety when participating in physical education activities.
  • Acquire knowledge and skills that will assist in their participation of team sports.
  • Acquire knowledge and skills that will assist in their participation of individual sports.
  • Acquire a knowledge of physical fitness and demonstrate the ability to improve physical fitness, while participating in fitness activities.
  • Demonstrate the proper attitude, knowledge and movements while participating in dance and rhythm activities.
  • Demonstrate the proper attitude, knowledge, application of rules and skills when participating in active and passive games.