Health & Physical Education

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.