• Kyrene School District

    Physical Education Curriculum Framework


    Statement of purpose and function:

    The purpose of the Kyrene School District Physical Education Program is to provide all students with the knowledge, skills, and desire to live a healthful and physically active lifestyle.


    Belief statements:

    • Daily physical activity promotes good health and helps foster a healthy mind.
    • Every student can become a competent, confident mover.
    • Access to lifetime activities enhances quality of life and promotes a lifetime commitment to daily physical activity.
    • Personal responsibility and respect for others are needed to become a contributing member in a global society.
    • Students learn best in a positive and challenging environment.
    • Students will continue to participate in activities that are fun and enjoyable.
    • Physical educators must have knowledge of content, interpersonal and technical skills in order to be effective teachers.


    Physical Education State Standards:


    Standard 1: Students demonstrate proficiency and the achievement of higher cognitive skills necessary to enhance motor skills.


    Standard 2: Students comprehend basic physical activity principles and concepts that enable them to make decisions, solve problems and to become self-directed lifelong learners who are informed physical activity consumers.


    Standard 3: Students exhibit a physically active lifestyle


    Standard 4: Students achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.


    Standard 5: Students develop self-initiated behaviors that promote effective personal and social interactions in physical activity settings.


    Standard 6: Students demonstrate understanding and respect for differences among people in physical activity settings.


    Standard 7: Students develop behavioral skills (self-management skills) essential to maintaining a physically active lifestyle.



    A physically educated person is defined as an individual who:

    • has learned skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activities.
    • is physically fit.
    • does participate regularly in physical activity.
    • knows the implications and the benefits of the involvement in physical activities.


Last Modified on August 23, 2017