Comprehensive physical development offers great potential for enhancing the capacity of students’ minds and bodies. Extensive research shows that healthy minds and bodies are basic to academic success and, in later life, enhance the ability to contribute to a productive work environment. The benefits of comprehensive physical education include promoting a healthy generation of students who are able to achieve their highest potential, reversing the trends of deteriorating physical fitness among youth, and helping to lower the cost of health care in the United States.
Physical Education is an integral part of the total education process at Rich Township High Schools. We are concerned with the physical, mental and social development of young people. A well-balanced program should encompass those types of activities, which enhance development of the body and mind, developing an awareness of personal fitness for life. Through our program, students will be exposed to different sport activities that are life long and that develop decision-making skills. They also participate in fitness activities to maintain a personal level of fitness. We believe it is our responsibility to develop in our students, an awareness of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, so they can make responsible decisions concerning their health.
The following goals will be realized through the median of a variety of sports and leisure activities, fitness activities and classroom instruction.