Standard 2

Skill and Fitness Based Competence
Physical education teacher candidates are physically educated individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate competent movement performance and health enhancing fitness delineated in the NASPE K-12 Standards.

Sample from Brandon Herwick

Brandon has run many races ranging from local 5K runs to the Walt Disney World Marathon. Fitness is paramount in Brandon's life and he continues to search for new and innovative ways to maintain a high level of physical fitness, for himself and his students. 

Sample from Jack Murphy

In PED 182: Health Related Fitness, Jack was required to develop acardiovascular and flexibility fitness plan as well as a muscular strength and endurance fitness plan in order to improve these aspects of his performance. Before developing these fitness plans, Jack participated in a number of fitness tests to see his current abilities and used these to develop the fitness plans in order to improve himself. This addresses NASPE Standard 2 as Jack can use skill performance and determine a measureable goal to attain.

At the 2009 New York State AHPERD Conference, Jack presented alongside fellow physical education majors in the 'Spice Up Your Warm Up!' workshop. Jack presented two activities that set simple locomotor skills to music that was developmentally appropriate to the targeted age group. This addresses NASPE Standard 2 as Jack strives to learn new ways to develop and improve basic movement skills.