The Physical Education 8 (year long) course is designed to enable eighth grade students to progress in the skill competencies and conceptual knowledge related to the movement and physical activity and personal and social needs of adolescents. Developmentally appropriate concepts of physical fitness, motor skill and personal and social development are included in this course. Students apply appropriate physical activity and fitness concepts to the development of a health-enhancing level of physical fitness. They apply basic biomechanical principles, tactical skills and strategies in modified sports and activities and demonstrate competency in critical elements of movement, dance and specialized sports. They understand the importance of rules and safety procedures and can define the FITT Principle as it relates to physical fitness development. Students design performance sequences and plan and monitor physical activities to improve performance.