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    The purpose of health and physical education is to provide health-related and skill-related fitness concepts and skills in order to create an environment that promotes the development of life long movers. Health and physical education students will be provided with the necessary tools to make good decisions regarding all components of their health and wellness. The physical education program content will focus on skill development which will address the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. Students will then implement learned stability, locomotor, non-locomotor and manipulative skills while participating in modified individual, dual, and team sports games. Multiple teaching strategies will be incorporated into the program in order to address students’ diverse learning styles. Students will be formally and informally assessed in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains using skill tests, rubrics, checklists and written evaluations. The Personalized Learning Program Health Course is to provide students with the skills and health literacy necessary to make informed decisions throughout all grade level courses (9-12).  Students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to address health concerns at various stages of development.  Students are encouraged to achieve optimal health through recognizing health issues and applying preventative strategies to promote optimal wellness.  By connecting academic content to real-life scenarios, students understand the impact of personal choices and external factors on individual health and the overall health of the community.