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Physical and Health Education 8

Physical and Health Education 8 Course Overview

Big Ideas

Daily physical activity helps us develop movement skills and physical literacy and is an important part of healthy living.

Learning about ourselves and others helps us develop a positive attitude and caring behaviours, which helps us build healthy relationships.

Knowing about our bodies and making healthy choices helps us look after ourselves.

Good health comprises physical, mental, and emotional well-being.



This is an ongoing year long course without boundaries like at any regular school. By this I mean you can register anytime during the year (including summertime) and you have a year to complete the course although it should never take that long. It follows the 4 main concepts called core competencies that the Ministry of Education has put forward for the new curriculum and these are the 4 units of the course. Once you register, you will have partial access to the course which will be enough information for you to complete the first assignment information called the StartUp Assignment. Once this is marked, you will be activated and have full access to the course so you can complete all four units entirely online.

Where does this course fit?

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Follow-up Course:  Physical and Health Education 9
  • You will not receive a credit for this course without completing the Physical Activity Journal according to all the specified requirements.

Course Materials

  • A computer
  • Access to some sports equipment for football, badminton, soccer, frisbee and basketball.

Brief Outline



1. Physical Literacy and Daily Physical Activity

The focus of this unit is on Physical Literacy and Physical Activity.

  • 12 theory sections
  • 2 quizzes
  • A physical activity journal of 30 days of physical activity (minimum 30 min. each day)
  • 10 videos (each a minimum one minute) of 10 different physical literacy activities

2. Healthy and Active Living

The focus of this unit is on the components of fitness, training principles, healthy eating and goal setting.

  • 5 theory sections
  • 4 assignments
  • 1 quiz

3. Social and Community Health

The focus of this unit is on first aid, sexual decision making, bullying, discrimination and healthy relationships.

  • 9 theory sections
  • 6 assignments
  • 3 quizzes

4. Mental Well-Being

The focus of this unit is on stress, anxiety and substance use.

  • 4 theory sections
  • 2 assignments
  • 2 quizzes


Assessment Breakdown

Assessment Type

Percentage of the Course

StartUp Assignment


Activity Journal


Unit One Quizzes


Unit Two Assignments and Quiz


Unit Three Assignments and Quizzes


Unit Four Assignments and Quizzes


Your final assessment will be represented on this Proficiency Scale.


You have up to a year to complete your course.

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