Physical and Outdoor Education

Physical and Outdoor Education

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The more I practice, the luckier I get.
- Jerry Barber


Healthy active living benefits both individuals and society in many ways – for example, by increasing productivity, improving morale, decreasing absenteeism, reducing health-care costs, and heightening personal satisfaction. Other benefits include improved psychological wellbeing, physical capacity, self-esteem, and the ability to cope with stress. The expectations within this curriculum promote healthy active living through the development of physical, social, and personal skills. This practical, balanced approach will help students move successfully beyond secondary school.


This curriculum helps students develop an understanding of what they need in order to make a commitment to lifelong healthy, active living and develop the capacity to live satisfying, productive lives. Healthy, active living benefits both individuals and society in many ways – for example, by increasing productivity and readiness for learning, improving morale, decreasing absenteeism, reducing health-care costs, decreasing anti-social behaviour such as bullying and violence, promoting safe and healthy relationships, and heightening personal satisfaction

Ontario Ministry of Education, The Ontario Curriculum: Health and Physical Education, Grades 9-12, 2015. p. 7.

 

Would you like to learn more? Take a look at The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9-12: Health and Physical Education.

Pre-requisite Course Chart:

pre-req course chart

Courses

Courses Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
Exercise Science (co-ed)       PSE4U1
Healthy Active Living Education (female) PPL1OF PPL2OF PPL3OF PPL4OF
Healthy Active Living Education (male) PPL1OM PPL2OM PPL3OM PPL4OM
Personal and Fitness Activities (co-ed)     PAF3O1  
Recreation and Fitness Leadership (co-ed)       PLF4C1