HHP Physical Education Academy, homeschool class

Physical Education Academy

FALL 2015 Schedule Updated!!!

The Physical Education Academy provides students from the surrounding River Falls 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. 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.

** NEW ** HomeSchool PE Academy Health classes for Grades 7-12! They will meet the same day as the PE Academy from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Health topics are below:

Health Education Topics 

Nutrition and Healthy Eating

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

Physical Health
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

  • Fall 2015
    • Grades 7-12 will meet the following Tuesday's from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the Karges Center gymnasium.
      • Dates 
        • September 8, 22, 29. 
        • October 6, 20.
        • November 3,17.
        • December 1.
    • GRADES 3-6 will meet the following Tuesday's from 12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Karges Center gymnasium.
      • Dates
        • September 8, 22, 29. 
        • October 6, 20.
        • November 3,17.
        • December 1.
    • GRADES K-2 will meet Tuesday from 1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the Karges Center gymnasium.
      • Dates
        • September 8, 22, 29. 
        •  October 6, 20.
        •  November 3,17.
        •  December 1.




Contact Alex Larsonmail, Physical Education Academy student coordinator, or James Gostomski, director of physical education.


The following forms need to be completed before students will be allowed to participate in the Physical Education Academy:

Program Requirements

  • Students need to wear tennis shoes and athletic clothing.
  • Students need to be picked up promptly when their class ends.
  • All forms are to be completed and submitted the first day of class.
  • It's recommended that students bring a water bottle with their name on the side.
  • Parking is located in the Q lot area next to North Hall. To park, you must pay a small fee per hour.
  • A waiting list will be established after the first 25 students are admitted to the program.
  • Fees are $15 per student and $5 for each additional sibling. Please make checks out to the UWRF Health and Physical Education Club.