UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
The Physical Education
Academy provides students from River Falls and the surrounding area with
quality physical education. It's staffed by students majoring in Health and
Physical Education and includes lesson plans and supervised instruction from
UW-River Falls faculty.
The Physical Education Academy primarily serves home-schooled students. Participants will be introduced to activities that are designed to help improve motor skills and fitness levels, as well as to develop positive social behaviors. The Physical Education Academy Program is a planned instructional program that provides K-12 students with standards-based physical education lessons that focus on health-related physical fitness, skill development, safety, and positive social interactions. The program helps homeschooling families make physical education an essential part of the entire school curriculum, ensuring that enjoyment in physical activity continues as a natural part of students’ everyday lives.
Activities include cooperative games, locomotor and non-locomotor skills, catching and throwing, parachute, SPARK physical education curriculum activities, team sports, nontraditional activities and fitness games. The program is scheduled on a monthly basis in the fall and spring semesters. We offer a K-2 session, grades 3-6 session and 7-12 session each semester. Classes are held in the Karges Center gymnasium. Parents: PLEASE NOTE that each semester the times change!!
Health Education Topics
My Plate, food groups, nutrients, reading a food label, choosing healthy snacks, choosing healthy foods when eating out and creating a healthy meal plan
Consumer and Community Health
Health advertising, making smart buying decisions related to health, reliable health resources
Mental and Emotional Health
Self-esteem and self-concept, mental health versus mental illness, causes and signs of stress, stress coping mechanisms, SMART Goals
Types of exercise, types of physical fitness, creating a fitness plan, getting adequate sleep, wearing sunscreen, taking care of your skin and teeth
Common types of chronic and communicable diseases such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, the common cold, asthma and allergies., and making healthy choices to prevent and reduce symptoms of common diseases, recognizing signs and symptoms of common diseases
Injury Prevention and Safety
Bike, pedestrian, motor vehicle safety, recreational safety, preventing sport and other injuries, treating common injuries
The following forms need to be completed before students will be allowed to participate in the Physical Education Academy: