State of South Carolina transparency Requirement:
Physical Education Curriculum

Our Physical Education courses are offered through an online courseware platform called Edmentum. These courses are designed to meet the South Carolina course requirements and standards. SC graduation requirements state that a students must pass at least one Carnegie unit of physical education to include one semester of personal fitness and another semester in lifetime fitness. Exemption applies to students in Junior ROTC, approved Marching Band courses, and for students exempted because participation will jeopardize the student’s health and well-being or for religious reasons.
See the SC State Standards for Physical Education for more information.

PE Credit

Course Name: Health and Physical Education

Credit: 1.0

Course Description: Health and fitness are more than skin deep- or should we say muscle deep? There are many factors that influence your fitness from biological predispositions to the foods you eat, the sleep you get, your psychology, and more! This course will go beyond the superficial of fitness and dig into the science behind it. You will explore the basics of how to assess your baseline fitness, design and implement a fitness plan, fuel your body to achieve your fitness goals, and stay safe while improving your health. Physical fitness is a journey, not a destination: start your expedition now!
See attached Health and Physical Education syllabus for further review.

Elective PE Credit

Course Name: Physical Education

Credit: 0.5

Course Description: Your body is a machine that has certain needs—if you treat it well, it should be able to serve you well. But what can you do to promote a fit and healthy body? A course in physical education can show you. By definition, physical education is instruction in exercise and physical activity. It teaches you how to maintain your personal fitness, how to measure different aspects of physical fitness, and how to avoid injury while exercising. It’s all about getting active and setting your body in motion. By measuring health and fitness with objective data, it’s possible to improve your health in a methodical way. Exercise helps you feel good about yourself and helps you sidestep the health problems that often accompany poor levels of fitness.
See attached Physical Education syllabus for further review.


Course Name: Lifetime Fitness

Credit: 0.5

Course Description: What does being fit really mean? Is it just based on physical appearance or is it something deeper? In life, we strive to be healthy and make sensible choices, but it’s difficult to always know exactly how this can be achieved. It’s not only about losing weight or lifting a heavy barbell; being physically fit entails a wealth of knowledge about body functions, environment, safety, diet, goals, and strategies for longevity. As with any realm of study, understanding real fitness requires seeing beyond the predictable into what makes us tick as physical beings and how we can increase our strength, endurance, and flexibility. Human beings, both body and mind, are complex and highly sensitive organisms that need the right kind of attention to physically excel and feel great in the process. Being fit is about living life to the fullest and making the most of what you have – yourself! Let’s explore the world of healthy living and see how real fitness can be achieved through intention, effort, and just the right amount of knowledge.
See attached Lifetime Fitness syllabus for further review.

Written By:
Abi Lawrence
North Charleston