Welcome to the Pleasant Grove High School Physical Education courses page. This page was created to provide up to date course information to students. Navigation through the course pages can easily be done by selecting links found on each page. Please contact your Physical Education teacher if you have any questions. As a department we will focus our efforts to the development of the curriculum and the academic programs and provide leadership and development for the Pleasant Grove High School Physical Education Department.
The mission of Pleasant Grove High School Physical Education Department is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be a physically educated person for a lifetime and empower our learners to be problem solvers and thinkers, whose actions are guided by service, accountability, and democratic ideals.
We believe that Physical Education is an integral part of the total education program. Research has established that inactivity is a prime factor in the steadily increasing rate of heart, respiratory and circulatory disease in this country whether one is a teenager or adult. Regular strenuous physical activity is a must. Exercise will help the body to perform more efficiently, and this should be a goal for all. Students need structured opportunities to develop motor skills in order to participate in a variety of physical activities. Physical fitness (muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility) is essential to wellness and is an on-going process which must be pursued on a daily basis. When learners are presented with developmentally appropriate movement challenges in environments which are non-threatening and fun, they develop physical, mental, and social skills which help them to lead healthy lives. All learners should have the opportunity to safely and successfully participate in physical education; exploring, experimenting, and experiencing a wide range of physical activities. Physical education is an integral part of the total education process. Qualified physical education specialists are essential in providing the expertise necessary to assess the physical needs of students, to teach and assess skills, and to safely provide maximum opportunities for physical fitness.
All Students are required by state law to take Physical Education. In most educational systems physical education (PE), is called physical training (PT) or gym. The aim of PE is to supply students with the knowledge, skills, and values along with the passion to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Activities included in the program are designed to promote fitness, motor skills, knowledge and understanding of rules, concepts, and strategies, and to teach students to work as part of a team or as individuals in a wide variety of activities. Physical education curriculum is designed to allow students to experience activities like aquatics, conditioning, gymnastics, individual/dual sports, and team sports. Students are encouraged to explore activities in which they have interest.