Physical Education
(grades 9, 10, 11, 12)

The Health Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) state that in physical education, students will acquire the knowledge and skills for movement that provide the foundation for enjoyment, continued social development through physical activity, and access to a physically-active lifestyle.  The student will exhibit a physically-active lifestyle and understand the relationship between physical activity and health throughout the lifespan.

Foundations of Personal Fitness
represents a new approach in physical education and the concept of personal fitness. The basic purpose of this course is to motivate students to strive for lifetime personal fitness with an emphasis on the health-related components of physical fitness. The knowledge and skills taught in this course include teaching students about the process of becoming fit as well as achieving some degree of fitness within the class. The concept of wellness, or striving to reach optimal levels of health, is the corner stone of this course and is exemplified by one of the course objectives-students designing their own personal fitness program.

Students enrolled in
Adventure Outdoor Education are expected to develop competency in outdoor education activities that provide opportunities for enjoyment and challenge. Emphasis is placed upon student selection of activities that also promote a respect for the environment and that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.

Students in
Aerobic Activities are exposed to a variety of activities that promote health-related fitness. A major expectation of this course is for the student to design a personal fitness program that uses aerobic activities as a foundation.

Students in
Individual Sports are expected to participate in a wide range of individual sports that can be pursued for a lifetime. The continued development of health-related fitness and the selection of individual sport activities that are enjoyable is a major objective of this course.

Students enrolled in
Team Sports are expected to develop health-related fitness and an appreciation for team work and fair play. Like the other high school physical education courses, Team Sports is less concerned with the acquisition of physical fitness during the course than reinforcing the concept of incorporating physical activity into a lifestyle beyond high school.

Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 19, Part II
Chapter §116.52 - Chapter §116.56 (9th-12th)
Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills for Physical Education
Subchapter C. High School

9th-12th Grade P.E.

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