In today’s standards-based instruction, the role of physical education is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for participation in life-long, health enhancing activities. Therefore, physical education is not simply participating in activities. In physical education, the curriculum is based on essential concepts that students need to know. These concepts are the PA standards for Health and Physical Education.
In the event that a student needs to be excused from multiple physical education classes, the excuse must come from a physician. The physician’s note should state any restrictions in order to allow physical education class to be modified to the needs of each individual.