Physical Education Standards

In addition to the National Content Standards, the state of Virginia has expectations for physical education. 


National Content Standards (NASPE, 2004):

1. Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

2. Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.

3. Participates regularly in physical activity.

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

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

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


State Standards:

1. Demonstrates proficiency in all fundamental movement  skills and patterns and competence in several specialized movement forms.

2. Apply movement principles and concepts to learning and developing motor skills and specialized movement forms.

3. Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of personal fitness.

4. Demonstrates responsible personal and social behaviors in physical activity settings.

5. Demonstrate a physically active lifestyle, including activity within and outside of the physical education setting.


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