Physical Education & Health

It is the desire of the Physical Education/Health Department to nurture in each student the self-esteem which develops from being in one’s best physical, intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual condition, and the understanding that personal choices exert a powerful influence on their total wellness. Students will demonstrate health literacy and a commitment to lifelong wellness with the knowledge, techniques, and strategies provided for making healthy choices. We endeavor to provide opportunities for all students through an array of offerings with technology based activities and lessons. We provide a program that challenges and promotes lifelong fitness through participation in various physical activities in which students reach beyond their personal range of normal physical abilities.


Upon completion of the Physical Education/Health Program, the student will be able to:

  • center activities around ideals of leadership and sportsmanship as a source of overall development, not just physical development;
  • challenge herself through recreational play;
  • assume personal responsibility and create experiences of responsible behavior for her own wellness;
  • obtain, interpret, and understand basic health information and services in ways that benefit her health, as well as the health of those around her.

She will know and understand:

  • the physical, intellectual, social, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of wellness;
  • the skills involved with being a critical thinker, responsible citizen, self-directed learner and an effective communicator;
  • the specific components of wellness including personal health, stress management, nutrition, fitness, avoidance of  alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, wholesome family life, disease prevention, and safety;
  • a variety of  physical activities that strengthen and develop individual and team sport skills, sportsmanship and teamwork.

Ultimately, she will value:

  • the role of physical activity and healthy choices in maintaining her total well-being beyond graduation;
  • self-improvement over competition;
  • taking responsibility for her health and the health of those around her.

All students are required by Rhode Island state law to participate in a physical education program at school.  Bay View requires that each student earn .25 credit in physical education and .25 credit in health education each year. All students must participate and successfully complete a physical education program unless a valid medical excuse from a physician is filed in writing with the Physical Education teacher and the school nurse.                     


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