Standard 2

Standard 2: Skill and Fitness Based Competence
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
physical activities.

* 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

swimming results and Roster        
One Week of Swim Practice