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Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Standards Learning Progressions

2.6 Fitness All students will apply health-related and skill-related fitness concepts and skills to develop and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.
A. Fitness and Physical Activity:
Preschool By the end of Grade 2 By the end of Grade 4 By the end of Grade 6 By the end of Grade 8 By the end of Grade 12
Content: Developing competence and confidence in gross and fine motor skills provides a foundation for participation in physical activities.

2.6.P.A.1 Develop and refine gross motor skills (e.g., hopping, galloping, jumping, running, and marching).
Content: Appropriate types and amounts of physical activity enhance personal health.

2.6.2.A.1 Explain the role of regular physical activity in relation to personal health.
Content: Each component of fitness contributes to personal health as well as motor skill performance.

2.6.4.A.1 Determine the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual benefits of regular physical activity.
Content: Knowing and applying a variety of effective fitness principles over time enhances personal fitness level, performance, and health status.

2.6.6.A.1 Analyze the social. emotional, and health benefits of selected physical experiences.
Content: Knowing and applying a variety of effective training principles over time enhances personal fitness level, performance, and health status.

2.6.8.A.1 Summarize the short- and long-term physical, social, and emotional benefits of regular physical activity.
Content: Taking personal responsibility to develop and maintain physical activity levels provides opportunities for increased health, fitness, enjoyment, challenges, self-expression, and social interaction.

2.6.12.A.1 Compare the short- and long-term impact on wellness associated with physical inactivity.
Content: Developing competence and confidence in gross and fine motor skills provides a foundation for participation in physical activities.

2.6.P.A.2 Develop and refine fine motor skills (e.g., completes gradually more complex puzzles, uses smaller-sized manipulatives during play, and uses a variety of writing instruments in a conventional manner).
Content: Appropriate types and amounts of physical activity enhance personal health.

2.6.2.A.2 Explain what it means to be physically fit and engage in moderate to vigorous age-appropriate activities that promote fitness.
Content: Each component of fitness contributes to personal health as well as motor skill performance.

2.6.4.A.2 Participate in moderate to vigorous age-appropriate activities that address each component of health-related and skill-related fitness.
Content: Knowing and applying a variety of effective fitness principles over time enhances personal fitness level, performance, and health status.

2.6.6.A.2 Determine to what extent various activities improve skill-related fitness versus health-related fitness.
Content: Knowing and applying a variety of effective training principles over time enhances personal fitness level, performance, and health status.

2.6.8.A.2 Use health data to develop and implement a personal fitness plan and evaluate its effectiveness.
Content: Taking personal responsibility to develop and maintain physical activity levels provides opportunities for increased health, fitness, enjoyment, challenges, self-expression, and social interaction.

2.6.12.A.2 Design, implement, and evaluate a fitness plan that reflects knowledge and application of fitness-training principles.
Content: Appropriate types and amounts of physical activity enhance personal health.

2.6.2.A.3 Develop a fitness goal and monitor progress towards achievement of the goal.
Content: Each component of fitness contributes to personal health as well as motor skill performance.

2.6.4.A.3 Develop a health-related fitness goal and track progress using health/fitness indicators.
Content: Knowing and applying a variety of effective fitness principles over time enhances personal fitness level, performance, and health status.

2.6.6.A.3 Develop and implement a fitness plan based on the assessment of one’s personal fitness level, and monitor health/fitness indicators before, during, and after the program.
Content: Knowing and applying a variety of effective training principles over time enhances personal fitness level, performance, and health status.

2.6.8.A.3 Analyze how medical and technological advances impact personal fitness.
Content: Taking personal responsibility to develop and maintain physical activity levels provides opportunities for increased health, fitness, enjoyment, challenges, self-expression, and social interaction.

2.6.12.A.3 Determine the role of genetics, gender, age, nutrition, activity level, and exercise type on body composition.
Content: Each component of fitness contributes to personal health as well as motor skill performance.

2.6.4.A.4 Determine the extent to which different factors influence personal fitness, such as heredity, training, diet, and technology.
Content: Knowing and applying a variety of effective fitness principles over time enhances personal fitness level, performance, and health status.

2.6.6.A.4 Predict how factors such as health status, interests, environmental conditions, and available time may impact personal fitness.
Content: Knowing and applying a variety of effective training principles over time enhances personal fitness level, performance, and health status.

2.6.8.A.4 Determine ways to achieve a healthy body composition through healthy eating, physical activity, and other lifestyle behaviors.
Content: Taking personal responsibility to develop and maintain physical activity levels provides opportunities for increased health, fitness, enjoyment, challenges, self-expression, and social interaction.

2.6.12.A.4 Compare and contrast the impact of health-related fitness components as a measure of fitness and health.
Content: Knowing and applying a variety of effective fitness principles over time enhances personal fitness level, performance, and health status.

2.6.6.A.5 Relate physical activity, healthy eating, and body composition to personal fitness and health.
Content: Knowing and applying a variety of effective training principles over time enhances personal fitness level, performance, and health status.

2.6.8.A.5 Use the primary principles of training (FITT) for the purposes of modifying personal levels of fitness.
Content: Taking personal responsibility to develop and maintain physical activity levels provides opportunities for increased health, fitness, enjoyment, challenges, self-expression, and social interaction.

2.6.12.A.5 Debate the use of performance-enhancing substances (i.e., anabolic steroids and other legal and illegal substances) to improve performance.
Content: Knowing and applying a variety of effective fitness principles over time enhances personal fitness level, performance, and health status.

2.6.6.A.6 Explain and apply the training principles of frequency, intensity, time, and type (FITT) to improve personal fitness.
Content: Knowing and applying a variety of effective training principles over time enhances personal fitness level, performance, and health status.

2.6.8.A.6 Determine the physical, behavioral, legal, and ethical consequences of the use of anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing substances.
Content: Knowing and applying a variety of effective fitness principles over time enhances personal fitness level, performance, and health status.

2.6.6.A.7 Evaluate the short- and long-term effects of anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing substances on personal health.