Minneapolis Public Schools Physical Education Standards


1. Motor Skills

Students explore, develop, combine and refine body and spatial awareness, motor patterns, manipulation of objects and rhythmical movements through a wide variety of physical activities.


2. Movement Knowledge

Students apply movement principles in developing efficient movement and demonstrate knowledge of safety procedures, rules, strategies, etiquette, history, origin and cultural perspectives in a variety of setting.


3. Health Related Fitness

Students understand the relationship of physical activity to fitness and health and achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of fitness.


4. Personal and Social Behavior

Students demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior in a physical setting by developing self-control, cooperative skills, appropriate sports-related behavior, respect for individual differences and regard for safety.


5. Personal Well Being

Students appreciate the benefits of play and develop values, attitudes and behaviors that encourage a physically active and healthy lifestyle.