Healthy Body Pillar

Redefining Physical Education

At Athlos Academy, we believe athleticism can be taught and that every student can become an athlete. Athlos defines athletic as an active, fit, and efficient mover.

Throughout the week, students of all athletic abilities participate in professionally developed, age-appropriate fitness curriculum. Athletic performance coaches help develop physically literate students who are equipped with the skills and knowledge to become capable and confident movers.

The Athlos Athletic Curriculum

The Athlos Athletic Curriculum has been carefully developed by combining physical education standards with current sports performance methodology. The result is athletic activity that equips students with a foundation of physical literacy that leads to a lifetime of healthy habits.

The curriculum includes:

A Fun, Effective Way to Learn Character

Athletic movement class is a vehicle – not just for creating good habits, improving skills, and promoting healthy bodies – but for teaching Performance Character. Our athletic curriculum teaches grit, courage, focus and the virtues of competition. Athletic performance coaches mix in team sports to add fun and give students an opportunity to learn leadership, integrity, humility, and optimism. Since young children learn in a physical way, athletics helps bridge play and lessons about these high-level concepts.

Pursuit of Athleticism Supports Academics

Research in the U.S. and throughout the world shows a positive correlation between increased physical activity and academic achievement. The Athlos athletic curriculum provides direct support to each student’s academic studies.

Pursuit of Athleticism Challenges Obesity

Rising childhood obesity is a concern for the long-term well-being of young people. In addition to affecting physical health, a lack of exercise has been shown to relate to depression and low self-esteem. Regularly scheduled fitness activities increase a student’s health and self-confidence.

Movement Breaks for Increased Focus

The intentional integration of movement into the curriculum, lesson plans, and day-to-day activities in the form of movement breaks increases students’ ability to focus, pay attention, and engage in deeper learning.