Outline of the state of Delaware

Physical Education Teaches Skills for a Healthy Life

Physical Education Teaches Skills for a Healthy Life

State law requires teaching skills for a healthy life.

Delaware Standard for Physical Education

Developed by the DE Physical Education Standard Review and Curriculum Design Team

Physical activity is critical to the development and maintenance of good health. The goal of physical education is to develop physically educated individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.

A physically educated person:

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: Creates opportunities for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction through physical activity

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