Physical education teacher candidates are physically educated individuals with the knowledge
and skills necessary to demonstrate competent movement performance and health enhancing
fitness as delineated in the NASPE K – 12 Standards.
Elements – Teacher candidates will:
Demonstrate personal competence in motor skill performance for a variety of
physical activities and movement patterns.
Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of fitness throughout the program.
Demonstrate performance concepts related to skillful movement in a variety of
* Without discrimination against those with disabilities, physical education teacher candidates
with special needs are allowed and encouraged to utilize a variety of accommodations and/or
modifications to demonstrate competent movement and performance concepts (modified/adapted
equipment, augmented communication devices, multi-media devices, etc.) and fitness (weight
programs, exercise logs, etc.)
Skill and Fitness Based Competence
Element 2.2: Achieve and maintain a health-
Enhancing level of fitness throughout your
Artifact: SUNY Cortland Swimming pictures
Stats and workouts.
Date: 2008-anticipated 2012
Since I was 8, I have been competing
Competitively in swimming, so it was an easy
Choice for me to join the swim team when
I came to college.
By being on this team I have been able to
Maintain a high level of physical fitness. We
Practice 6 days a week for 2 and a half hours
A days as well as weight lifting in the
Mornings Tuesdays and Thursday. Swimming
Is such a great workout and as you can see
From our practices, it is physically challenging
Swimming is a part of me and im thankful
That I have this skill to take with me the rest
Of my life. In the future, I know that I will
Continue swimming even if its just for