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Estimated Completion Time

18 weeks


The Elementary PE course integrates healthy lifestyle habits and activities to help students be their best. The learning scaffolds on the previous lessons to provide developmentally appropriate activities and builds on skills learned in each grade level. Skill progressions help students learn how to throw, catch, kick, strike, dance, swim, and do some basic gymnastics. Students learn how to eat a healthy diet, develop teamwork and sportsmanship, and strive for 60 minutes of daily activity. They learn to set goals and work to meet those physical goals to keep improving their skills.

Jump to your feet and pump up your heartbeat! Gain locomotive tips by playing games like Walk, Run, Shuffle with Salvador, kick up those heels while learning cultural dances with Aiko, and design a lunch menu for the whole family. Whether you’re learning athletic skills, gaining fitness resources, or working on strength and conditioning, this course gives students the tools they need to live a healthy lifestyle and hit 60 minutes of daily fitness. Ready, set, go!

Please view the Elementary Parents’ Survival Guide: The First Four Weeks of Online Learning for guidance on helping your student in the transition to online learning.

Course Requirements

To achieve success, students are expected to submit work in each course weekly. Students can learn at their own pace; however, “any pace” still means that students must make progress in the course every week. To measure learning, students complete self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, projects, discussion-based assessments, and discussions. Students and families are expected to maintain regular contact with teachers because, when teachers, students, and parents work together, students are successful.

Required Materials – Please view the list of materials before registering.

Major Topics and Concepts

Segment One

Locomotor movements
Underhand and overhand throwing
Cardiovascular health

Segment Two

Fitness resources
Improving movement

Credits .375


  • Motor Movements
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of motor movements by learning and showing how to hop, skip, jump, throw, catch, dribble, and strike an object, using cues to break down motor movements into steps.
  • Movement Concepts
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of movement concepts by naming the physical signs seen during activity and by showing how to warm-up and cool down to help flexibility, how to strengthen different muscles, how to dance using movement skills, and the different ways to balance.
  • Participation in Movement
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of participation in movement by naming the physical signs of movement, developing physical activity goals, evaluating physical activities for the degree of difficulty, identifying a preferred hand and foot during physical activities, and by showing how to increase heart rate and test fitness levels.
  • Personal Responsibility
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of personal responsibility by naming rules used to be safe during physical activity, ways to use equipment safely, ways to show good sportsmanship, and the benefits of participating in physical activity with others.
  • Healthy Choices
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of healthy choices by explaining the food groups and foods that belong to the food groups, the importance of water, proper portions, and the reason why having energy to practice physical activities is important.



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We offer regular online open house webinars where VLACS staff members provide parents and students with an overview of our programs and answer questions about online learning.