Physical Education Syllabi

Physical Education Syllabi

Course Description:


Personal Fitness is designed to educate students on the components of fitness and how to apply these components to their fitness habits. The students will learn how to enhance their flexibility, cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance, muscular strength, learn about body composition as well as develop positive attitudes, and responsible fitness habits. This personal fitness class is for students who want to make a commitment to their physical well-being.

Team Sports such as lacrosse, basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, and softball plus any other games or adaptations of games deemed appropriate by the instructor. Games will be designed for indoor as well as outdoor use. Emphasis will be on game playing but skill work will be required. 


Course Expectations:

         All students will prepare for each class by wearing athletic attire and sneakers.  The Physical Education attire must meet the school dress code policy. Sneakers need to remain tied and not leave marks on the gym floor.

  • Students are expected to participate in each class to the best of their ability, with medical exceptions and/or restrictions discussed with the instructor.



  • All students will have the opportunity to sign out a small locker in the locker room. The student will inform their teacher the number of the desired locker. Do NOT SHARE with a friend.You must bring a COMBINATION LOCK and provide the combination for your instructor. Your Physical Education teacher is not responsible for your possessions. Valuables should not be brought to the locker room. Any improper use of locks or lockers (non-combination, locker not properly assigned, materials in a locker which has not been signed out, etc.) are subjected to having the locks removed by cutting it off and/or things removed from the locker by staff. Any items removed will be placed in the lost and found and can be claimed by the student.
  • Students will enter the locker room through the back hallway door and will be expected to be in the locker room by the bell. Students will have five minutes to change into gym attire. If you are late to class or late for attendance points may be deducted from the daily grade.
  • Students will warm up, stretch, listen to the lesson and participate.Help may be needed to set up and/or put away materials/equipment.
  • Following class, students will remain in the locker until the bell rings.
  • Failure to follow these instructions will result in points removed from daily grade and may lead to disciplinary referrals.
  • Showers are available for students following class.Be sure to bring your own towel/soap, etc. for your use.
  • Items in the locker room are at the students’ risk.

 Personal Behavior:

 Observe and adhere to all safety rules.

  • Cooperate with peers and teachers.
  • Do not abuse equipment and immediately report any broken equipment to your teacher.
  • Do not disrupt class.
  • Do not enter the equipment room unless granted permission.
  • Report all injuries to your teacher immediately.
  • Gum, drinks and food are not allowed in the gym or fitness center.
  • Cell phones are not to be brought into the gym. Please secure them in your locker.
  • Jewelry that may pose safety issues to anyone must be removed.
  • Piercings may need to be covered or removed for safety reasons.
  • All machines in the fitness center must be wiped down when you are finished using them.The weight pin must be returned to its lowest weight.Do not spray anything on the machines to clean them.
  • Equipment already in place in the gym is not to be touched, moved, or used in any way until the instructor directs.
  • Students wishing to make up a class need to talk with their PE teacher to arrange a time and obtain a written pass.
  • Entering the gym and using equipment without supervision is not acceptable and will be subject to disciplinary measures.


 Each Physical Education class period will be worth ten (10) points. 

 Attendance- PARTICIPATION IN CLASS ACTIVITIES is the primary learning tool in physical education.  Missed classes may need to be made up.  After missing more than three (3) class periods in a marking period, additional absences will result in a zero for the day until the class has been made up. Students will need to arrange for make-up classes by talking with their PE instructor.

  • Participation- points will be awarded on each individual’s attempt to meet class objectives for each activity as well as demonstrating good sportsmanship.The students’ understanding of the rules, skills, strategy knowledge and application will also be part of participation points.
  • Preparation- it is important for each student to be properly dressed for class. The proper attire for class helps with good hygiene and safety.Shorts or sweatpants, t-shirt or sweatshirt, and sneakers are to be worn. Any student unable to participate due to the lack of proper attire including footwear will not receive credit for the day. Any student not properly dressed will lose three (3) points from their daily grade the first time, additional days not properly dressed will lose five (5) points per day. Students who do are not properly prepared for class more than 5 times will have seven (7) points deducted from their daily grade. In addition, students may be referred to the office for detention each time they are not properly prepared for class starting with their 4th infraction per marking period.
  • Tests- written tests may be given based on class content.
  • Homework-any assigned work will be graded and due on the assigned date.
  • Absences from class for multiple days may require written work.


Medical Excuses:

 All students must participate in class to the best of their ability.  If you have a medical condition it must be documented and communicated to your instructor.  If your injury requires the need to be out of class for more than a class period, you will be assigned written work.  If the class takes a written test the medically excused student will also take the test. If you are ill for a particular class and do not have a medical excuse, you need to let your instructor know how you are feeling and a pass may be written for you to visit the nurse. When visiting a doctor it is important to have the doctor’s note list the activities you are able to still do. Many injuries should not completely prevent someone from taking PE class with modifications. (Arm injuries can still walk on the treadmill or ride a bike in the fitness center. Leg injuries can still use the hand bike in the fitness center.)


Syllabus Receipt Form


The Physical Education Syllabus is posted on Sapphire for review.  Paper copies are available upon request. Any questions can be addressed by emailing the teacher of your PE course or by contacting them by phone by calling the high school.

 We acknowledge reviewing the course syllabus for Physical Education.


Parent/Guardian Signature-__________________________________


Parent/Guardian Name (Printed) ______________________________




Student Name (Printed) _____________________________________

Date _______________ Class period/day ______________________


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