Standard 2

Skill and Fitness Based Competence
Physical education teacher candidates are physically educated individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate competent movement performance and health enhancing fitness delineated in the NASPE K-12 Standards.

2.1 Demonstrate personal competence in motor skill performance for a variety of physical activities and movement patterns.
2.2 Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of fitness throughout the program.      
2.3 Demonstrate performance concepts related to skillful movement in a variety of physical activities.* Without discrimination against those with disabilities, physical education teacher candidates with special needs are allowed and encouraged to utilize a variety of accommodations and/or modifications to demonstrate competent movement and performance concepts (modified/adapted equipment, augmented communication devices, multi-media devices, etc.) and fitness (weight programs, exercise logs, etc.).

Elements 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
Artifact: Personal Bests 

Gino is an athlete on the SUNY Cortland Track and Field team. He has participated on the team for three years. Gino participates in indoor and outdoor track during the winter and spring months. In the summer and fall Gino participates in 5k races and duathlons to stay in shape. Also Gino participates in SUNY Cortland’s intramural tournaments and plays volleyball and basketball. After college he plans to pursue running track and field professionally and eventually running an IronMan someday. He lives a very active lifestyle and is constantly seeking out new sports and activities to stay active and have fun.