Physical Education Program

As with all of our materials, our online physical education courses were created as a comprehensive package that includes lesson material, assessments, interactive activities, videos, and tools to track student progress. All of our physical education courses align to the Ontario curriculum and cover every expectation, while putting the content in a Christ-centred worldview.

Course Details

Elementary courses do not require a prerequisite and enrollment is typically based on the age of the student. If you have any questions on what grade best suits your family’s needs, reach out to our guidance department for support.

Aligned Curriculum Document: Health and Physical Education (2019)

Developed By: Bayfield Design and Christian Virtual School

Development Date: September 2021

Required Resources: See below.

Course Outlines

Unit 1: Personal and Physical Safety

In this unit, students will learn how to demonstrate responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others. They will use their critical thinking skills to proactively maximize safety for themselves and others during physical activity both indoors and outdoors. Students will learn how someone’s actions can affect their own feelings, mental health, and well-being. Students will understand how to recognize sources of distress and identify people and resources that can help them through these challenges. Additionally, students will learn how to deal with and respond to threatening situations using social-emotional skills and safety strategies.

Unit 2: Sportsmanship and Games

In the Sportsmanship and Games unit, students will learn the basic components and common features of target, net/wall, striking/fielding, and territory games and describe strategies that they found effective during their participation. Students will identify factors that support or deter their ability to participate in physical activity, and learn ways to overcome these obstacles and motivate them to stay active. Students will also learn the importance of building relationships, teamwork, sportsmanship, and integrity while they participate in a variety of games and activities.

Unit 3: Healthy Behaviours

In the Healthy Behaviours unit, students will learn how to make healthy and safe food decisions, and understand how advertising, marketing, and media affect these choices. Students will understand both short and long-term effects of alcohol use, and personal and social factors that affect someone’s decision to drink. Furthermore, students will learn how to make healthy decisions, be assertive, and how to deal with pressures related alcohol and substance use.

Unit 4: Creative Movement and Physical Health

In the Creative Movement and Physical Health unit, students will learn how to jump with control for height and distance using a variety of body movements, while applying tactics that increase their chances of success. They will learn how to perform controlled movements and balances while combining different pathways and speeds.

Students will begin to understand the components of health-related fitness and the benefits of each of them. They will use this knowledge to assess their own fitness and create their own fitness plan. Additionally, students will understand factors which contribute to their personal enjoyment of being active and what does and does not motivate them to be active every day.

Unit 5: Human Development and Mental Health

In the Human Development and Mental Health unit, students will identify parts of the reproductive systems and learn how the body changes during puberty, highlighting the processes of menstruation and spermatogenesis. Students will explore factors that affect the development of self-concept, and how these factors can support overall health and well-being.

Students will learn about the stresses related to puberty, how to recognize signs of mental health concerns in their selves and others and identify strategies and support that can help them manage this stress. Additionally, students will gain an understanding of the stigma that surrounds mental health and how to prevent this stigma.

Unit 1: Personal and Physical Safety

In this unit, students will explore ways they can keep themselves and others physically safe and mentally well. This unit will examine the benefits of positive interactions and of managing conflict. They then will understand how promoting these behaviours helps everyone. Students will learn accident prevention strategies and how to treat minor injuries. They also will learn to recognize the responsibilities and risks of caring for themselves and others. Then they will be able to understand safety strategies to use in dangerous situations.

Unit 2: Games

In the Games unit, students will explore different fundamentals and skills that can help them to be coordinated in the future. Students will get to participate in different physical activities as they learn how physical activity can be part of their daily life. Students will also learn about and practice movement skills. Students will also explore movement strategies.

Unit 3: Healthy Behaviours

In this unit, students will learn about the effects that various drugs have on the body. Students also will learn decision-making strategies to help them make safe decisions on the use of drugs. Additionally, they will learn about factors influencing drug use. This unit will also help students recognize sources of stress. They will work on developing their resilience as they learn how to cope with challenges. They will learn how to identify people, resources, and services that support individuals through mental health and drug use challenges. Students will learn the benefits of healthy eating and active living and be able to explain how they support their overall well-being. Students will identify factors that influence eating choices.

Unit 4: Creative Movement and Physical Health

In this unit, students will assess their fitness levels. They will use readiness techniques to participate in various activities. This unit will outline how activity affects fitness and well-being. Students will explore what makes being active enjoyable and what motivates them to be active.

Unit 5: Human Development and Mental Health

In the Human Development and Mental Health unit, students will examine the impacts of viewing sexually explicit media. Students will learn about the changes that occur during adolescence. This unit will provide students with strategies to build confidence and healthy relationships. They will learn how to make informed consent decisions that respect others and themselves. Students will explore how stereotypes and assumptions can affect their self-concept and their relationships with others. This unit will help students understand the connections between people’s mental health and their thoughts, emotions, and actions. They will also learn where people can go for support with mental health issues.

Unit 1: Personal and Physical Safety

In this unit, students will explore the benefits and dangers of technology and consider ways to protect themselves online. Students will discuss different forms of bullying and look at strategies to resolve issues that my arise. In addition to online safety, students will learn how they can be safe during physical activity, including during warm-ups and stretching, and about hazards that may arise when exercising outside.

Unit 2: Physical Health and Fitness

In this unit, students will participate in a number of activities designed to improve endurance, strength, and flexibility. Students will also have the opportunity to set short-term fitness goals and to create a plan to achieve them.

Unit 3: Activities and Games

Throughout this unit, students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of games and activities and challenge themselves in new ways. Students will learn about the factors that affect participation in these games and will compare the activities to find similarities and differences. Students will gain a deeper understanding of all the different ways they can be physically active to support their health and well being.

Unit 4: Healthy Eating, Substance Use, and Related Behaviours

In this unit, students will explore healthy eating including how to identify foods that will support their well-being and factors that affect healthy eating choices. Students will also discuss problematic eating, mental health, and substance use.

Unit 5: Human Development and Mental Health

In this unit, students will learn about healthy relationships and how puberty can affect their relationships with family, friends, and other people in their lives. Students will also explore mental health and mental illness, including resources for support.

Unit 1: Personal and Physical Safety

In this unit, students will discuss personal and physical safety in a variety of settings. They will explore how policies and procedures are designed to keep you safe, and how you can identify and respond to dangerous or emergency situations. Further, students will learn about different types of violence that they or others experience as well as support services for those who need it.

Unit 2: Physical Health and Fitness

Throughout this unit, students will explore both health-related fitness training and skill training to improve their physical abilities in a variety of ways. Students will participate in tests to determine their current level of fitness, make plans to improve, and apply training principles to enhance their sport skills.

Unit 3: Activities and Games

In this unit, students will participate in a wide variety of activities and games. Students will be challenged by these activities to improve different aspects of their health-related fitness, as well as learn skills to succeed in any sport.

Unit 4: Healthy Eating, Substance Use, and Related Behaviours

In this unit, students will learn about substance use and addictions. Students will explore the various stages of substance use and be able to identify warning signs that signal that the use may be problematic. Students will also examine their personal eating habits and complete a self-evaluation to identify areas of nutrition that they could improve upon. Further, they will explore how to promote healthy eating habits in a variety of environments.

Unit 5: Human Development and Mental Health

In the Human Development and Mental Health unit, students will explore changes that may be happening to their body, emotions, and relationships. Students will work on developing their self-concept and self-esteem. Students will learn about different aspects of intimate relationships, including factors that affect decisions to participate in sexual activity and the concepts of abstinence, contraception, and consent, and how all of these elements have an impact on their mental health and safety. Students will learn about mental health, the stigma that is associated, and how to form healthy habits to support mental well-being.

Required Resources

These courses are entirely online and do not require nor rely on any textbook. Students will require the following resources, however, to complete all of the activities within the courses:

  • A scanner, smart phone camera, or similar device to digitize handwritten or hand-drawn work
  • A smart phone camera or similar device to take pictures of student work
  • A device to record audio
  • A printer
  • A physical binder, folder, or notebook for offline activities
  • Various household items to complete offline activities