PE/Health

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Physical Education and Health Programs

Atmosphere Academy’s Physical Education Program requires students to participate in physical activity to promote fitness and instill skills for healthy living. Whenever possible, outside facilities are utilized to provide additional space for movement. The curriculum follows the New York State standards for the content and includes a variety of challenging activities that promote the 5 components of health-related fitness:

  • Aerobic capacity
  • Muscular strength
  • Muscular endurance
  • Flexibility
  • Body composition

Activities are designed to include and challenge all students' physical skills while maintaining enjoyable, health-promoting, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity during class. Student data is collected by the teacher and analyzed by the student to set goals and monitor their own progress.

Atmosphere Academy's Health Program also follows the New York State standards for the content. Each grade-level course focuses on the following main topics:

  • Abstinence
  • Personal and sexual health
  • Emotional and mental health
  • HIV, STD and pregnancy prevention
  • Nutrition and physical activity
  • Tobacco, alcohol and other drug prevention
  • Violence and injury prevention
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