Health & Physical Education

Supervisor: Daniel Twisler, Ed.D. 908-284-7157, dtwisler@hcrhs.org

Dr. Twisler holds an undergraduate degree from TCNJ, a Master’s Degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Walden University, and an Ed.D. from the University of the Cumberlands in Educational Leadership. Dr. Twisler came to Hunterdon Central in 2001 as a math teacher. In his 15 years in the math department, he taught a wide variety of topics, specializing in electives like Math & Computers and AP Computer Science. He helped create curriculum for various classes, taught PD in technology, and served on the committee to introduce tablets. In 2014 he was honored as the district Teacher of the Year. He has been a reader and question developer for the College Board for APCSA and APCSP. He has been an adjunct at TCNJ since 2015. He spent 5 years as a supervisor of Mathematics and Business at Watchung Hills, where he introduced APCSP to the school and organized annual hackathons. He returned to HCRHS in 2021 as the Art, Business, Health & Phys Ed, and Music supervisor.


Department faculty:


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Health & Physical Education Department Staff


Department Description:

Hunterdon Central's Physical Education Department provides a motivating and enriching program of activities for all students, at all fitness and ability levels. The goal of the department is to provide the information and experiences that will help students make good, lifelong decisions in the areas of physical activity, health, and fitness.

Students will also be provided with opportunities to explore health-related problems confronting contemporary society, so as to enable them to make effective decisions concerning their own health and that of their family, friends, and community.

These courses are designed to provide a broad range of health-related problems confronting contemporary society. Emphasis is placed on those problems of greatest immediate importance to the high school student. Scientific discovery and recent progress in health science are examined, as an approach to the solution of health problems. Students are provided with numerous opportunities to participate in peer mentoring, health advocacy and service-learning as part of the experiential learning model. The Health curriculum is designed to address each of the State Core Content Standards, over the course of four years.


DEPARTMENT COURSE OFFERINGS:

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Health & Physical Education Courses in the Program of Studies.


DEPARTMENT CURRICULUM:

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Health & Physical Education Department Curriculum