• Healthful Living Curriculum


    Focus Areas

    Mental disorders

    Organ donation

    Healthy relationships

    Importance of rest and sleep

    Media literacy

    Conflict resolution, negotiation, and collaboration skills

    Evaluation of popular weight loss plans

    Personal weight management (healthy eating and physical activity) planning

    Technology to research personal wellness.


    Biomechanical, psychological, and physiological concepts.



    Competency Goal 1

    The learner will develop knowledge and skills to enhance mental and emotional well-being.



    1.01  Analyze the factors contributing to depression and identify various treatment options.

    1.02  Identify symptoms of mental disorders and resources for seeking professional assistance.

    1.03  Depict the bodys physical and psychological responses to stressful situations and identify positive coping methods.

    1.04    Analyze the causes, symptoms, and effects of anxiety.

    Competency Goal 2

    The learner will develop knowledge and skills to enhance personal and consumer health.



    2.01 Determine individual control over own risks.

    2.02 Describe the procedures for organ donation, local and state resources and benefits to society.

    2.03 Analyze the benefits of health screenings, checkups, and early detection (including medical examination and self-examination) and explain the procedures used for early detection.

    2.04 Analyze behavioral and environmental factors that contribute to chronic diseases.

    2.05 Summarize the benefits of rest and sleep for personal health.

    2.06  Predict the potential health and social consequences of popular fads or trends (e.g. body piercing, tattooing).

    2.07  Evaluate the risks associated with operating ATVs and motorcycles. 2.08    Compare and contrast how positive and negative health behaviors can have lifelong effects.

    2.09  Deconstruct how media and popular culture affect normative beliefs that contradict scientific research on health and well-being.

    Competency Goal 3

    The learner will develop healthy and effective interpersonal communication and relationship skills.



    3.01  Demonstrate the ability to respond to others with empathy.

    3.02  Demonstrate refusal, negotiation, and collaboration skills to avoid potentially harmful situations.

    3.03  Demonstrate strategies for solving interpersonal conflict without harming self

    or others.

    3.04  Analyze how power and control in relationships can contribute to aggression and violence.

    3.05 Formulate principles for healthy dating.

    3.06  Evaluate how a mutually faithful monogamous heterosexual relationship in the context of marriage is the best lifelong means of avoiding sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS.

    3.07  Demonstrate and refine skills and strategies for becoming or remaining abstinent from sexual activity, which is the most certain means of avoiding unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS.

    3.08  Analyze causes, consequences, and prevention of major health risks behaviors for own age group, including the transmission of HIV.

    3.09  Predict situations that could lead to pressures for sex and create alternatives or ways to avoid these situations, include feedback from parents/caregivers or trusted adults.

    Competency Goal 4

    The learner will apply knowledge and behavior self- management skills to areas of nutrition and physical activity for healthy growth, development, and maintenance.



    4.01 Delineate how healthy eating and physical activity can reduce the risk for chronic diseases (e.g. obesity, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and osteoporosis).

    4.02 Identify the number of servings of food and beverages from each food group a person needs each day and explain the value of each and relationships between the groups to provide balanced nutrition.

    4.03 Develop specific eating plans to meet nutritional requirements for special dietary needs (e.g. athletic training, pregnancy and food allergies, diabetes).

    4.04 Analyze the benefits of nutrients such as folic acid.

    4.05 Evaluate specific diet plans found in popular magazines, books, internet sites, and infomercials for health benefit and consequences.

    4.06  Evaluate specific exercise routines/programs and consumer issues found in popular magazines, books, internet sites, and infomercials for health benefit and consequences.

    4.07  Design a personal weight management (healthy eating and physical activity) plan based on personal health and nutrient needs.

    4.08  Differentiate between healthful and harmful food and beverage consumption habits.

    4.09  Demonstrate how to develop a healthy and well-balanced vegetarian eating plan.

    4.10  Predict the short and long-term effects of eating disorders on healthy growth and development, and identify resources for seeking help for people with eating disorders.

    4.11  Summarize the effects of hydration and dehydration on physical and mental performance, the risks of dehydration, and how to maintain hydration.

    4.12  Determine appropriate methods for avoiding and responding to climate related physical conditions during physical activity.

    Competency Goal 5

    The learner will choose not to participate in substance abuse.



    5.01  Analyze the dangers, legal, and ethical issues related to using performance enhancing drugs (including anabolic steroids).

    5.02  Analyze the risks associated with using alcohol or other drugs and driving (motor vehicle, ATV, water recreational vehicle) or riding with someone under the influence.

    5.03  Evaluate the relationship between intravenous drug use and transmission of blood borne diseases (HIV, tuberculosis, and hepatitis).

    5.04  Advocate to others the harmful effects of binge drinking.

    5.05  Predict potential effects of an individuals substance abuse on others.

    5.06  Define Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, explain its effects, and describe how it is prevented.

    5.07 Infer the effects of tobacco and other drugs on unborn children.

    Competency Goal 6

    The learner will demonstrate competency in a variety of movement forms and proficiency in a few to gain competence towards lifetime physical activities.



    6.01 Participate at a competent level in at least one team sport through small-sided games or experiences while demonstrating conceptual knowledge of biomechanical, physiological, and sports psychology principles.

    6.02 Participate at a competent level in at least one individual or dual sport through small-sided games or experiences utilizing biomechanical, psychological, and physiological concepts.

    6.03 Participate at a competent level in at least one other movement form utilizing biomechanical, psychological, and physiological concepts:




    Outdoor pursuits or

    Other non-traditional activities

    6.04  Engage in various duties as they pertain to games and sport such as but not limited to the sport education model (official, team coach, and equipment manager).

    6.05  Apply physiological principles, (e.g., warm-up/cool-down, overload, frequency, intensity, specificity, and progression) and biomechanical principles (e.g., force, leverage, and type of contraction) related to exercise and training.

    Competency Goal 7

    Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.



    7.01  Demonstrate knowledge of officiating, judging, or refereeing concepts in three different activities.

    7.02  Demonstrate competence in basic offensive and defensive strategies or tactics in traditional and non-traditional team, individual, and dual activities.

    7.03  Apply rules, biomechanical principles, problem solving and concepts to traditional and non-traditional movement settings.

    7.04  Analyze and apply information and statistical data about personal and group performance to the improvement of personal fitness and game play, such as fitness scores or statistics from game play to improve offense and defense.

    7.05  Investigate positive and negative attitudes towards exercise and physical activities.

    7.06  Identify the physical fitness requirements of an occupational choice.

    Competency Goal 8

    The learner will exhibit a physically active lifestyle.



    8.01  Identify and utilize resources in the community that can be accessed to maintain regular physical activity.

    8.02    Participate regularly in health-enhancing and personally rewarding physical activity outside the physical education class setting.

    Competency Goal 9

    The learner will show evidence of an acceptable level of health- related fitness and be familiar with factors that benefit performance.



    9.01 Recognize and apply current safety techniques and best practices as related to fitness and nutrition.

    9.02 Identify and evaluate the health-related components of fitness:



    muscular strength and endurance,

    flexibility and

    body composition

    9.03 Identify and evaluate the six skill related components of fitness:





    reaction time, and


    Competency Goal 10

    Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others at the same time as values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.



    10.01 Demonstrate respect for individual differences in physical activity settings utilizing character education and sportsmanship.

    10.02 Develop group strategies and personal goals for including persons of diverse backgrounds and abilities in physical activity settings.

    10.03 Demonstrate collaboration as a group and individually contribute to the groups success through a variety of noncompetitive duties.