skip to main content

Physical Education – Lifetime Fitness

Exit Outcomes

Upon completion of Lifetime Fitness, students will be able to meet the following outcomes.

Motor Skills and Movement Patterns

  • Demonstrates competency and/or refines activity-specific movement skills in 2 or more lifetime activities (outdoor pursuits, individual-performance activities, aquatics, net/wall games or target games).
  • Demonstrates competency in 2 or more specialized skills in health-related fitness activities.

Concepts and Strategies

  • Applies the terminology associated with exercise and participation in selected individual-performance activities, dance, net/wall games, target games, aquatics and/or outdoor pursuits appropriately.
  • Uses movement concepts and principles (e.g., force, motion, rotation) to analyze and improve performance of self and/or others in a selected skill.
  • Creates a practice plan to improve performance for a self-selected skill.

Physical Activity and Fitness

  • Discusses the benefits of a physically active lifestyle as it relates to college or career productivity.
  • Identifies issues associated with exercising in heat, humidity, and cold.
  • Evaluates risks and safety factors that might affect physical activity preferences throughout the life cycle.
  • Participates several times a week in self-selected lifetime activity, dance, or fitness activity outside the school day
  • Relates physiological responses to individual levels of fitness and nutritional balance.
  • Identifies types of strength exercises (isometric, concentric, eccentric) and stretching exercises (static, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), dynamic) for personal fitness development (e.g., strength, endurance, range of motion).
  • Calculates target heart rate and applies that information to personal fitness plan.
  • Designs a fitness program, including all components of health-related fitness, for a college student and an employee in the learner’s chosen field of work.
  • Identifies stress-management strategies (e.g., mental imagery, relaxation techniques, deep breathing, aerobic exercise, mediation) to reduce stress.

Personal and Social Behavior

  • Accepts differences between personal characteristics and the idealized body images and elite performance levels portrayed in various media.
  • Exhibits proper etiquette, respect for others and teamwork while engaging in physical activity and/or social dance.
  • Uses communication skills and strategies that promote team or group dynamics.
  • Applies best practices for participating safely in physical activity, exercise and dance (e.g., injury prevention, proper alignment, hydration, use of equipment, implementation of rules, sun protection).

Recognizes Value of Physical Activity

  • Analyzes the health benefits of self-selected physical activity.
  • Chooses an appropriate level of challenge to experience success and desire to participate in self-selected physical activity.
  • Identifies the opportunity for social support in a self-selected physical activity or dance.