Berkeley County School District Physical Education programs are led by the Office of Operations and Administration. For questions about Health Education, please contact the office of Deon Jackson, Senior Associate Superintendent of Operations & Administration.
BCSD Physical Education
The goal of physical education is to develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of physical activity. To develop a physically active lifestyle, a physically literate individual
• has learned the skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activities,
• is physically fit,
• participates regularly in physical activity,
• knows the implications of and the benefits from involvement in physical activities, and
• values physical activity and its contribution to a healthy lifestyle.
The rationale for physical education programs is to provide student the opportunity to acquire skills needed to make positive decision about a healthy, physically active lifestyle. A student’s growth and development is guided through quality participation in the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains of learning. Program goals are determined by the three major domains of learning.
· Includes the development of all physical skills through the application and physiological and biomechanical principles
· Motor and fitness skills provide students with the tools necessary for continued participation in leisure and recreational activities
· Includes knowledge, understanding, and application of information necessary for choosing activities for a healthy lifestyle
· Individual and group activities foster the acquisition of skill in problem solving, decision making and creativity
· Cultural knowledge and history of activities is gained through learning rules, games, strategies and etiquette
· Includes social learning in development skills essential for positive group interaction and communication
· Respect for self and others is learned through competitive and cooperative actions of good sportsmanship and fair play