Welcome to the John S. Jones P.E. page.  The following are goals the Physical Education Program believes in and strives for.


Program Goal

We believe in assisting every student into becoming physically educated.  A person who is physically educated is one who;

    1.  HAS LEARNED skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activities
    2.  STRIVES to be physically fit
    3.  PARTICIPATES regularly in physical activity
    4.  KNOWS the implications of and benefits from involvement in physical activity
    5. VALUES physical activity and its contribution to a healthful lifestyle.

Motor Skill Development

The motor skill component is defined by the NASPE standards* through statements noting that a physically educated person is one who 

Demonstrates competency in many movement forms and proficiency in a few movement forms
Applies movement concepts and principles to the learning and the development of motor skills

Generally, motor skill development refers to the fundamental movement patterns that are necessary to perform a variety of physical activities and are important for a lifetime of mobility. This curriculum goal focuses on the development of physical skills and the acquisition of knowledge basic to the understanding of human movement. Locomotor, Nonlocomotor, Manipulative, Knowledge, and Application are the categories for motor skill content standards. (See Appendix C, Movement Skills and Concepts.)

Alabama Course of Study: Physical Education


Health-Enhancing Activity

he intent of health-enhancing activity as a curriculum goal is to establish patterns of daily participation in meaningful physical activity. These activity patterns should result in significant improvements in health and well-being. The NASPE standards* that support this goal describe a physically educated person as one who

  • Exhibits a physically active lifestyle
  • Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.

Health-related fitness components include cardiovascular efficiency, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Emphasis is placed on attaining a fitness level that allows for effective and efficient functioning in work and leisure activities. Developing and maintaining total fitness through the application of knowledge and skill concepts aid students in their quest for healthy lifestyles.

Interactive Behavior

Interactive behavior refers to the intrinsic value and benefits of participation in physical activity. This goal also provides avenues through which character education traits are addressed and developed. The NASPE standards* state that a physically educated person exhibiting interactive behavior is one who

  • Demonstrates responsible personal and social behavior in physical activity settings
  • Demonstrates understanding and respect for differences among people in physical activity settings
  • Understands that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and social interaction.

    *Reprinted from

    Moving Into the Future: National Standards for Physical Education
    (1995) with permission from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), an association of AAHPERD, 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1599.


Alabama Course of Study: Physical Education