Physical Education & Health Education

Mission Statement:

The mission of the physical education and health education program is to help students learn the skills necessary for performing a variety of healthy activities.  The goal is for students to be exposed to and understand the benefits of achieving and maintaining a physically active lifestyle, and to develop  a firm understanding of healthy choices and the impact those have on their health throughout a lifetime.  

Students will be exposed to new forms of instructional methods that will help move  physical education and health education classes into the new modern era of blended learning and technology enhanced education.   

The state of Virginia requires all students to receive health and physical education instruction at all instructional levels in grades K-10.

Physical Education

The physical education program is designed to teach students the skills, knowledge, and attitudes essential to live a healthy lifestyle and select healthy and safe behaviors.

Physical education provides the opportunity for the acquisition and application of essential knowledge and skills in the following:

  • Motor Skill Development

  • Anatomical Basis of Movement

  • Fitness Planning

  • Social and Emotional Development

  • Energy Balance

Health Education

Health education provides the knowledge base and critical thinking skills necessary for students to make informed choices and to exert positive control over their lifelong healthy choices. The health content includes the following:

  • Body Systems

  • Nutrition

  • Physical Health

  • Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

  • Substance abuse prevention 

  • Safety and Injury Prevention (including CPR training)

  • Mental, Social, and Emotional Wellness

  • Violence Prevention

  • Community and Environmental Health

  • Family Life Education 

Course content for health and physical education, including family life education and driver education, is identified in Virginia Board of Education regulations and in the Virginia health and physical education requirements for high school graduation.  

Currently, grade-level standards of instruction can be found below: 


David Keiling

Coordinator of Physical Education, Health, and Driver Education

Phone: 571-377-6084