Course Syllabus

Physical Education Course Syllabus

The core curriculum is required of all students and is based on the philosophy that a physically educated student needs the experience of a wide variety of activities. 

The Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competence in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.

  • Participate regularly in physical activity.

  • Exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.

  • Value physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.

  • Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.


Sport Education.

Meets three times a week in the gymnasium.  The emphasis is on developing and improving skills in regards to sport education.  Students will become proficient at solving tactical solutions in game like situation.  The goal is to teach all students the knowledge to be active in game play atmospheres. The units will be broken into four categories including Invasion, Field/Run/Score, Net/Wall, and Target games.  Each unit will be taught using TACTICAL PROBLEM SOLVING. Units include the following activities:







Team Handball


Pickle ball


Flag Football












Ultimate Frisbee









Fitness Education.

Meets twice a week in the fitness center.  The emphasis is on developing and improving ones fitness level in regards to the health components of physical fitness.   The program will be assessed using the FITNESSGRAM software. FITNESSGRAM supports students in learning about and measuring components of health-related fitness: aerobic endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition. The FITNESSGRAM assessment, which produces reports for students and for parents, is designed specifically to work in conjunction with the Physical Best curriculum.

In 2009, the Liberty Local Schools licensed with the FITNESSGRAM program from the Cooper Institute and Human Kinetics, publishers of the Physical Best curriculum.

The LIBERTY FITNESSGRAM report summarizes each student's performance on fitness assessments and suggests ways to help them to reach the "Healthy Fitness Zone" (optimal performance for better health based on their age and gender). Unlike many traditional fitness assessments, students who participate in LIBERTY FITNESSGRAM are measured based on individual performance and personal improvement, and are not judged against each other or a standardized norm. LIBERTY FITNESSGRAM supports teachers and students in effectively setting and managing personal and collective fitness goals. 

Every student at LIBERTY, grades K-12, participate in the program with grades 3 - 12 completing each assessment with a personal fitness plan.  The reports are printed and placed in the students fitness folder and follows him/ her from grade to grade.  The LIBERTY FITNESSGRAM software not only assesses each student, but compares the students previous scores and gives specific feedback of ways to continue improving their overall health-related fitness.  The Data is recorded and a district statistics sheet is developed for each heath-related category.  Liberty Local Schools Health and Physical Education Department use this data to incorporate strategies in their classes to improve those scores.

Students will participate in a variety of activities including:



Aerobic Capacity

Body Composition



Pacer Test

BMI Testing


Daily Stretch



Circuit Training

Sit and Reach



Upper body

Shoulder Stretch



Lower body

Trunk Lift










Grading Policy

The Physical Education grading policy is based on the following:

  • Skill Evaluation (25 points)

      • Teacher evaluation checklists

  • Knowledge Evaluation (25 points)

      • Peer Assessment (GPAI understanding of game.

      • Unit Test

  • Participation Evaluation (50 points)

      • Dress

      • AAA!!!  Active Engagement, Attendance, Attitude!!!