Welcome to Physical Education & Health

  • Physical education

    Physical education is an integral part of the total educational program for each student. Our goals are to help students become lifelong learners in the areas of physical fitness and sports skills.  We want students to take away the knowledge and concepts associated with fitness and activities to develop lifelong habits in physical activities.

    It is the responsibility of every PHS scholar to attend, participate, and successfully complete physical education each year.  One-half credit will be earned by scholars each year that will fulfill the New York State Physical Education requirement of two credits to be eligible to graduate.

    1/2 credit/year


    Prerequisite: Open to grades 10-12

    This course is designed to address health issues relevant to the lives of today’s teenagers.  Scholars will be encouraged to explore what they know, what they believe, and what they do (knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors).  Course topics include: decision making, risk reduction, mental health, relationships, domestic violence and child abuse, stress management, depression, suicide, eating disorders, alcohol, tobacco & other drugs, HIV/AIDS and human sexuality. This course fulfills the New York State health education requirement for graduation.

    1/2 credit/year


Health teacher