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A Program of the Virginia Department of Education

08999 Health and PE 10 (not Driver Education)

Field of Study

Health and Physical Education 10 is designed to provide the student with the necessary knowledge, processes, and skills to make healthy choices, prevent chronic disease, and avoid health-risk behaviors such as poor dietary patterns and living a sedentary lifestyle.

Material Covered

Throughout this course, students will actively participate in and track their physical activity in combination with completing lessons and assignments.

As a result of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Access, evaluate, and synthesize information to protect, enhance, and advocate for their own and others’ health, well-being, and safety across their lifespan;
  • Critically analyze health information from a variety of sources (scientific information, health brochures, media messages, and Web sites) to make appropriate health decisions and access services needed to prevent or treat illness; and
  • Develop and use personal, behavioral, social and cognitive skills and strategies to promote a sense of personal identity and well-being and to build and manage respectful relationships.
  • Understand how to lead an active, healthy lifestyle skillfully, knowledgeably, responsibly, and vigorously.

Assignments include various health assignments, discussion boards, quizzes and physical activity logs.

Student Expectations

Students are expected to login to the course and check email daily. Students will complete various assignments throughout the course that support the Standards of Learning for Health and Physical Education 10.

  1. ESSENTIAL HEALTH CONCEPTS: Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to make healthy decisions that reduce health risks and enhance the health of self and others.
  2. HEALTHY DECISIONS: Demonstrate the ability to access, evaluate, and use health information, products, and services that influence health and wellness in a positive manner.
  3. ADVOCACY & HEALTH PROMOTION: Demonstrate the use of appropriate health practices and behaviors to promote a safe & healthy community when alone, with family, at school, and in other group settings.
  4. MOTOR SKILL DEVELOPMENT: Demonstrate competence in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
  5. ANATOMICAL BASIS OF MOVEMENT: Apply knowledge of the structures and functions of the body and how they relate to and are affected by human movement to learning and developing motor skills and specialized movement forms.
  6. FITNESS PLANNING: Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of personal fitness.
  7. SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT: Demonstrate the aptitude, attitude, and skills to lead responsible, fulfilling, and respectful lives.
  8. ENERGY BALANCE: Explain the importance of energy balance and nutritional needs of the body to maintain optimal health and prevent chronic disease.

Additional Information

Students are required to obtain 60 hours of physical activity in this course.

The physical activity is to be completed just as you would if you were completing the class as part of an instructional day in a brick-and-mortar building.

Students will be required to provide proof of physical activity with their fitness log. Parent signatures will not be accepted as proof of physical activity.

Related Requirements


  • None

Course Texts and Materials

  • No textbook is needed
  • The student will need access to a Fitbit, Jawbone Up, Heart Rate Monitor, Nintendo Wii, or Cell Phone app such as MapMyWalk, MapMyRun, or MyFitnessPal to be used as proof of physical activity completion.
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