Physical Education Academic Vocabulary Word Lists

This list represents a list of words that are used when discussing the variety of focus and subject matter in wellness/physical education classes.  They are leveled in terms of educational grade level.  Level 4 would be an 8thh grade level and into high school.  Level 3 would be a mix of 7th and 8th grade classes with a few maybe used at the 6th grade level. Levels 1 and 2 would be primarily for the 6th grade classes.  In the near future there will be some required class work that will have students visiting this page and choosing 2-3 words from the list and researching the definition, examples of what the word means, application and  understanding of the word/term.  Some of the words and/or terms could also serve as a spring board for some extra credit projects that are in the development stages right now.
Academic Vocabulary Word Lists
Level 1:
breathing rate
exercise
flexibility
heart rate
jogging
perspiration
practice
race
running
skill
stretching
team sport

Level 2:
athlete
body control
competitive sport
conditioning
cool-down
curl-up
endurance
endurance activity
fitness level
fitness standard
increased heart rate
individual sport
lifestyle
lifetime sport
locomotor skill
motor skill
movement control
movement pattern
muscle soreness
muscular endurance
muscular strength
nonlocomotor skill
personal challenge
physical fitness test
physical injury
power
proper nutrition
pull-up
pulse rate
recovery rate
self-assessment
sport etiquette
sport-specific skill
sportsmanship
training
warm-up
weight-bearing activity

Level 3:

advanced movement skill
aerobic
aerobic capacity
anaerobic
cardiorespiratory endurance
cardiorespiratory exertion
eye-hand coordination
fat body mass
fitness goal
frequency of training
health benefit
heart-rate recovery
heart-rate reserve
irregular heart rate
isometric exercise
lean body mass
leisure activity
movement concept
muscle cramp
overtraining
overuse injury
range of motion
resistance training
resting heart rate
target heart rate
threshold
weight control
weight training
Level 4:
ballistic stretching
biomechanics of movement
body composition
cardiovascular efficiency
circuit training
fast-twitch muscle
health-enhancing level of fitness
interval training
law of specificity
overload principle
personal fitness program
progression principle
progressive overload
rate of perceived exertion
sedentary lifestyle
slow-twitch muscle
specificity principle
sport psychology

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