Middle School Health & Physical Education

Middle School Health & Physical Education Courses

Comprehensive PE Grade 6/7

Comprehensive PE Grade 6/7


Each community is full of fitness opportunities that enable students to achieve new levels of fitness through sports, dance, aquatics, and more! This course provides a foundation of knowledge, skills, and values students need to develop a physically active lifestyle. A friendly cast of course characters helps guide and enhance each student’s experience. Knowledge about safety rules for exercise, how to improve sport skills, how different activities target different body parts, and how to set and a goal are all part of student learning and participation. Activity choices are plentiful, leading to a healthy and physically active lifestyle. The Presidential Fitness Challenge encourages students to perform their best with a chance to earn the Presidential Fitness award. Students keep a log of physical fitness activities while they explore topics such as diversity in sports, nutrition, peer pressure, and making good choices. A few PE projects deepen students’ understanding of individual health and skill-related fitness, and the world as it relates to games and sports. Students choose various activities to reach goals they may have only dreamed about!

Pre-Requisites: None
Credits: 0.5
Estimated Completion Time: 1 Segment/12-16 weeks

Major Topics and Concepts

Fitness Zone

  • Introduction to Physical Fitness
  • Safety First
  • Warming Up and Cooling Down
  • Health-Related Components of Fitness
  • Cardiovascular Activity
  • Heart Rate and Exercise
  • FITT Training Principles

Skill Zone

  • Do You Have Skills?
  • Speed, Agility, and Reaction Time
  • Balance and Coordination
  • Power
  • Body Mechanics
  • Music and Movement
  • Movement and Etiquette
  • Choreography and Improvisation

Team Zone

  • Playing with Others
  • Be a Good Sport
  • Individual and Dual Activities
  • Group Rhythmic Activities
  • Team Sports
  • Winning Strategies

Lifestyle Zone

  • Fitness Opportunities
  • Getting to Your Goals
  • Peer Pressure
  • Sportsmanship
  • Diversity through Sports
  • Nutrition

Health Zone

  • Health Risks
  • Health Information, Products, and Services
  • Making Healthy Decisions
  • Enhancing One's Health
  • Positive and Negative Health Influences from Family, Peers, and Culture
  • Promote Positive Health Choices
Comprehensive PE Grade 7/8
Fitness Grade 6