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 delineated in the NASPE K-12 Standards.

Element 2.1: Demonstrate Personal Competence in motor skill performance for a variety of physical activities and movement patterns

Artifact: FitnessGram results

Date: Spring 2011

For my History and Philosophy of Phys. Ed and Sports class we all participated in the FitnessGram throughout the semester. For every physical education major we were expected to hit certain criteria to be considered in the healthy fitness zone. My results from the pacer test, curl-up test, push-up test, sit and reach test, the shoulder stretch test, and pedometer steps surpassed the criteria that was expected of me.
Element 2.2: Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of fitness throughout the program

Artifact: Cortland Classic and Boilermaker 2011 results

Date: Spring & Summer 2011

In spring 2009 I ran at a national Track and Field championship meet in Maryland where I ran my worst race that year. Making a national championship meet has been a dream of mine since high school and to run my worst race at that point tore me to the point where I stopped running for a year. In January 2011 with the help of a friend and my family I began training for the Cortland Classic where I ran close to my personal records in the 1500 and 5000 meter races. With this motivation, I continued training for the Boilermaker 15K road race and I’ve never broken an hour under any formal training. Not only did I break an hour but I almost ran sub 57 minutes. To this day I continue running with a goal of breaking 53 minutes in summer 2012.