Health and Physical Education Standards
Intent and Spirit of New Jersey's Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Standards
students participate in a comprehensive, sequential, health and
physical education program that emphasizes the natural interdisciplinary
connection between wellness and health and physical education. The
standards provide a blueprint for curriculum development, instruction
and assessment that reflects the latest research-based platform for
effective health and physical education programs. The primary focus of
the standards is on the development of knowledge and skills that
influence health behaviors within the context of self, family, school,
and the local and global community. (www.state. nj.us/education/cccs 2009)
The New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards in Health and Physical Education
Comprehensive Health and Physical Education in the 21st Century
All students will acquire health promotion concepts and skills to support a healthy, active lifestyle
All students will develop and use personal and interpersonal skills to support a healthy, active lifestyle.
students will acquire knowledge about alcohol, tobacco, other drugs,
and medicines and apply these concepts to support a healthy, active
students will acquire knowledge about the physical, emotional, and
social aspects of human relationships and sexuality and apply these
concepts to support a healthy, active lifestyle.
All students will utilize safe, efficient, and effective movement to develop and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.
All students will apply health-related fitness concepts and skills to develop and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.
order to meet the NJCCCS, every student must complete a year of Health
and Physical Education for every year they are enrolled at Hillsborough
High School. Each year students will be scheduled for one marking
period of Health or Driver Education, one marking period of a specific
grade level Physical Education course and two marking periods of
elective activities. The list of elective offerings is extensive and
constantly being updated and include team sports, fitness activities and