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New York State Physical Education Learning Standards

Standard #1: Personal Health and Fitness
Students will perform basic motor and manipulative skills. They will attain competency in a variety of physical education activities and proficiency in a few select complex motor and sport activities. Students will design personal fitness programs to improve cardio-respiratory endurance, flexibility, muscular strength, endurance, and body composition.

Standard #2: A Safe and Healthy Environment
Students will demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior while engaged in physical activity. They will understand that physical activity provides the opportunity for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and communication. Students will be able to identify safety hazards and react effectively to ensure a safe and positive experience for all participants.

Standard #3: Resource Management
Students will be aware of and able to access opportunities available to them within their community to engage in physical activity. They will be informed consumers and be able to evaluate facilities and programs. Students will also be aware of some career options in the field of physical fitness and sports.

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