Physical Education

Department Members:
  • Scott Ashby - Personal Fitness, Weight Training, Football, and Year 1 PE
  • Robert Collins - Football
  • Charlene Falcis-Stevens - Track PE
  • Sarah Kaye - Dance Instructor and General PE
  • Joy Kuemmerle - Year 1 PE, Adaptive PE
  • Heather Lopez - Pep Rally / Cheerleading
  • Josh Mihalinec - Football
  • Jonathan Moore - Surf PE, Baseball/Softball PE, Year 1 PE, Basketball PE, and Soccer
  • Morgan Overman - Weight Training and Year 1 PE
Program Goals:
Our physical education program stresses the development of skills through a wide variety of activities. All of our course offerings are designed to be part of a continuous process to meet the following goals of physical education:
  • Physical activity
  • Physical fitness
  • Movement skills and knowledge
  • Social development and interaction
  • Self-image and self-realization
  • Individual excellence
  • Lifelong fitness and healthy habits
In order for a student to graduate from TPHS, one must pass 20 credits of physical education, take the California Physical Fitness Test (PFT) AND complete the State-Mandated Health curriculum, which is integrated into our Year-One Physical Education and Dance courses. 9th-grade students are required to take a PE course, which will satisfy 10 PE credits, the required Health Curriculum, and provide time to take the California Physical Fitness Test (PFT).
Key links to help understand our Physical Education program and additional resources for support: