Physical and Health Education
MYP physical and health education courses, in combination with MYP sciences, help specifically to prepare students for the study of sports, exercise and health science in the IB Diploma Programme (DP). This rigorous course enables students to inquire into systems of the human body and explore how and why these systems work together. In their study of sports, exercise and health science, students learn how to apply their knowledge and understanding by critically analyzing human performance and through planning and conducting laboratory investigations.
MYP physical and health education also helps to prepare students for overall success in the DP and connects directly with their participation in creativity, action and service (CAS). In CAS students continue to develop skills in reflection that they use to undertake new challenges and plan activities - including competitive sports, personal athletic programmes and endurance events and physically active service learning projects.
The knowledge, skills and attitudes that students develop in physical and health education courses provide a meaningful foundation for further study and help to prepare students for careers in education, recreation and leisure industries, health sciences, sports and exercise science, performance, coaching and fitness and community health management.
The aims of MYP physical and health education are to encourage and enable students to:
use inquiry to explore physical and health education concepts
participate effectively in a variety of contexts
understand the value of physical activity
achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle
collaborate and communicate effectively
build positive relationships and demonstrate social responsibility
reflect on their learning experiences
More details of the curriculum can be found here.