Comprehensive PE Programming – What To Look For

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About The Author: Christi Meyer

Christi has been a Health and Physical Educator for over 32 years in the Lewiston, Idaho school district. As a leader in Physical Education, Christi serves as Department Chair, presents at local and regional conferences, and has supervised student-teachers for many years. Christi received her Masters in Physical Education at Eastern Washington University and is recognized by the state of Idaho as a Master Educator. Among her accomplishments, she has over 20 years of coaching experience. Check out her article below! [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Comprehensive PE Programming – What To Look For

How do you create a quality physical education program that inspires students to value improving their fitness and performance levels? You continually search for innovative, versatile programs! Is it time to update your physical education curriculum? Get started now!

Assess Program Needs

Sometimes it is time for a change. Our PE program continually looks for new cutting-edge programs that inspire students to pursue fitness. When looking for a comprehensive fitness program for students, we want programs that:
  •  Align with our state’s physical education standards
  • Provide a sequential and comprehensive curriculum
  • Create positive energy and motivate our students
  • Implement a variety of activities
  • Provide program training to teachers
PLT4M’s fitness modules are sequential and well designed, video segments guide students through movements and technique. PLT4M provides students the opportunity to explore a variety of workouts on multiple levels. The programs are sequential and easy to follow.

Plan Program Implementation

How do we implement the PLT4M program into our current curriculum? I was looking for new activities to incorporate into our entry-level Healthy Lifestyle physical education class. The PLT4M program is a perfect addition to our current class curriculum that includes fundamental fitness movements, Tabata workouts, circuit training, and yoga. PLT4M also provides the students with an off-campus teaching and training tool to supplement their classroom workouts.

Execute the Process

Then it was time to integrate PLT4M programming into our current curriculum. My program of choice was FIT 101: Intro to Fitness. FIT101 is divided into five sections that each include three lessons supplemented with recovery and mobility activities. This program is perfect for entry-level PE classes that focus on fitness. In each lesson, students are instructed on basic fundamental movements that are utilized in The Finisher – the final workout in the lesson. Students were motivated to learn new fitness movements and then complete the challenges in The Finisher. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_section][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]
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Evaluate the Process

The versatile PLT4M program has given my students the motivation they need to pursue their personal fitness goals. It is an excellent tool for student’s off-campus workouts; the scheduling feature in the programs allows students to follow a progressive fitness program that I have assigned. The attendance feature provides an accountability piece for student participation. Students have the opportunity to explore various types of workouts, and multiple levels of fitness PLT4M gives students access to exceptional workout plans and video resources to instruct them on proper form. PLT4M programs are self-paced and allow for student success across our Physical Education Curriculum. Implementing PLT4M in our entry-level Healthy Lifestyle class has put a research-based program in our student’s hands. They have a personal trainer that they can utilize to enhance their fitness development. Implementing the PLT4M program into my entry-level physical education classes has inspired me to pursue further PLT4M programs in additional PE classes in our Physical Education Department.  Check out my next article on how PLT4M can be expanded past your entry-level courses! [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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