Connecticut Technical Education and Career System’s Physical Education course breakdown by grade.

Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
½ credit ½ credit ½ credit ½ credit
Physical Education I Physical Education II Strength and Conditioning Lifetime Activities

Physical Education I promotes physical fitness through total body movement. Students will be provided multiple opportunities for individual physical development in the areas of strength, flexibility, coordination, endurance, balance, agility, range of motion and power. Students will gain knowledge in proper exercise techniques and practices, cooperation, good nutritional habits, basic muscle anatomy and elementary cardiovascular physiology in preparation for performance on the Connecticut Physical Fitness Assessment and for application in their chosen trade/technology.

Physical Education II expands upon physical fitness concepts taught in Physical Education I and addresses the effects of physical activity on dynamic health and mechanics of body movement as it relates to everyday activities including those needed for their chosen trade/technology.

Strength and conditioning are designed for those students who want to develop overall body strength and
muscular endurance. The program is designed to strengthen the major muscles of the human body, through
lifts such as, bench press, squats, incline bench press. (Course offered only for Grades 11 and 12).

Students will participate in individual and dual sport activities designed to improve one’s overall physical
health and well-being. Students will partake in a variety of activities designed to improve one’s physical
fitness while providing positive opportunities to engage in recreation.