Physical Education Department Philosophy and Goals

Xaverian's Physical Education Department provides students the opportunity to engage in physical activities that promote physical fitness, teamwork, and problem-solving strategies in a safe and comfortable environment with the ultimate goal of developing young adults who understand the benefits of adopting a healthy and active lifestyle.

Goals:
  • To develop the qualities of cooperation, teamwork, and sportsmanship.
  • To develop fitness, motor skills, and an appreciation of engaging in physical activity.
  • To improve social skills, tolerance, and the appreciation of diversity.
  • To help develop physically literate individuals who enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.

Physical Education Department Courses

List of 5 items.

  • Freshman Physical Education

    The emphasis of the physical education program is on basic body movements, calisthenics, achievement testing, lead-up games, sports fundamentals (basketball, volleyball, hockey, handball, zone football, flag football, and whiffle ball).
  • Sophomore Physical Education

    This course consists of a general conditioning program and a review of fundamental skills previously taught. Additional instruction of more advanced skills and team play are added within this program. Physical fitness testing relays and races are also included.
  • Junior Physical Education

    The principles of game skills and advanced team play are rapidly reviewed with an introduction to golf and the fundamentals of badminton. Body mechanics, individual exercise programs in fundamental movements, physical fitness testing, apparatus and gymnastic skills round out the program.
  • Senior Physical Education

    Conditioning activities, participation in seasonal sports programs, physical fitness testing, self-testing apparatus skills, choice of activities in accord with the wishes, desires, and needs of the individual are the essentials of the year's program.
  • Health Education

    This course is offered to sophomores in response to the individual’s and society’s concern with the problems of drug/alcohol abuse. Students are provided with factual information and engage in discussion regarding some of the personal, societal, health-related, and legal aspects of this issue. In addition, significant attention is given to the basics of CPR.

Physical Education Specialized Studies Courses

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  • Physical Education 9

    The freshman Physical Education Program places emphasis on basic body movements, calisthenics, apparatus, individual stunts and tumbling, achievement testing, lead-up games, and sport fundamentals, focusing on basketball, volleyball, hockey, handball, zone football, flag football, and wiffle ball.
  • Physical Education 10

    This course is a general conditioning program that reviews the fundamental skills previously taught. Additional instruction of more advanced skills and team play are added within this program. Gymnastics, physical fitness testing, relays, and races are also included.
  • Physical Education 11

    The principles of game skills and advanced team play are rapidly reviewed with an introduction to golf and the fundamentals of badminton. Body mechanics, individual exercise programs in fundamental movements, physical fitness testing, apparatus and gymnastic skills round out the program.
  • Physical Education 12

    Conditioning activities, participation in seasonal sports programs, physical fitness testing, self-testing apparatus skills, choice of activities in accord with the wishes, desires, and needs of the individual are the essentials of the year's program.
  • Health Education

    This course covers personal and mental health, with emphasis on developing habits that can be incorporated into the student’s lifestyle. Sociological health problems: smoking, drug and alcohol abuse, AIDS, and venereal disease are among some of the topics students will cover during the course. An essential goal of the course is to provide the student with data and knowledge in order for them to make positive choices to ensure their own good health. 

Physical and Health Education Department Members

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Frank Delgeorge

    Frank Delgeorge 

    Physical and Health Education Chairperson / Head Baseball Coach
    (718) 836-7100 x814
  • Photo of Michael Jioia

    Michael Jioia 

    Teacher
    (718) 836-7100 x844
  • Photo of Erin Meagher

    Erin Meagher 

    Assistant Athletic Director / Teacher / Varsity Girls Soccer Coach
    (718) 836-7100 x805
  • Photo of Brian McCartney

    Brian McCartney 04

    (718) 836-7100 x847
  • Photo of Frank Salzone

    Frank Salzone 

    Teacher
    (718) 836-7100 x124
Established in 1957, Xaverian is one of thirteen schools nationwide sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers.
Xaverian
7100 Shore Road         Brooklyn, New York 11209         Phone: (718) 836-7100