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    Health and Physical Education in Richmond County aims to teach all students the benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle. The goal of physical education is to develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifelong lifestyle of physical activity and wellness. The 21st-century student will be a persistent advocate in promoting a healthy lifestyle within their community. Research shows that physically active students do better in school and learn skills that can keep them healthy for their entire lives. 


     The Physical Education programs work to develop student outcomes that no longer focus on just teaching students how to play sports. Instead, these outcomes are centered around developing physical literacy


    Physical Literacy refers to students learning those skills and tools necessary to attain and maintain a healthy lifestyle. With this new focus and standard for physical education, physical education programs should include 21st Century learning strategies, rigorous engaging physical education content aligned to Georgia State and National Standards, performance-based assessment, and moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) at least 50% of class time.


    Health Education programs provide young people with the knowledge and skills they need to become successful learners and healthy, productive adults. To help students adopt and maintain healthy behaviors, health education should contribute directly to a student’s ability to successfully practice behaviors that protect and promote health and avoid or reduce health risks. 

  • Stephanie Ross

    Health & PE Program Specialist 

    (706) 826-1102 ext. 5189

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