Physical Activity is one of the six health topics a school community may identify as their priority health topic for Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification.
Based on the Ministry of Education's Foundations for a Healthy School (2014) this topic includes strategies and activities related to:
- active living
- living skills (e.g. self-awareness, social skills)
- movement competence (e.g. skills, concepts, and strategies)
- physical literacy
- the Teaching Games for Understanding approach
Physical Inactivity in Ontario Infographic: physical inactivity is one of the five behavioural risk factors for chronic disease identified by the Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (OCDPA).
Related Education Policies and Resources:
- Full Day Early Learning – Kindergarten Program (2016)
- Health and Physical Education, Grades 1-8
- Health and Physical Education, Grades 9-12
- PPM No. 138: Daily Physical Activity in Elementary Schools, Grades 1- 8
For sample strategies and activities relating to Physical Activity, see pages 12-15 of the Foundations for a Healthy School resource.
Related Ophea Resources:
- All About H&PE
- Asthma Education Initiative
- Daily Physical Activity Resources
- Early Learning Resource
- H&PE Elementary Resources
- H&PE Secondary Resources
- HANDS UP
- Ideas for Action: Physical Activity
- Inclusion Resources
- Instructional Dance Videos
- Learn to Move
- One A Day for Active Play
- Physical Activity Engagement Toolkit for Schools
- Raise The Bar
- Yoga Alphabet Cards
- 50 Fitness Cards
For more resources on this health topic, click here.