Haverford Middle School Health and Physical Education
Physical Education: The physical education program incorporates several content areas in a
comprehensive program. Four main objectives include social
interaction, active lifestyle, physical fitness, and basic sports
understanding. The program utilizes age appropriate activities that
are adaptable for students in grades 6, 7, and 8.
6th Grade Exercise Science:In
sixth grade exercise science we will be examining the components of
being physically fit. Throughout the quarter we will be learning about
prevention of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. By
becoming healthier we hope to improve one’s self esteem and become
advocates for others fitness. We will also be developing healthy
strategies to monitor and evaluate our fitness habits. This class will
be presented with many “hands -on” opportunities to improve your lives
by receiving recordable results. The material is presented over one
quarter, meeting everyday. 8th Grade Health: In 8th grade health, the students will examine social, mental, and physical changes that occur through puberty. Additionally, the students will also examine changing human reproductive systems, and sexually transmitted diseases. The class will focus on genetics and human development from conception to birth. Students will also discuss positive relationships through adolescence, and how they evolve to adulthood.