Physical Education

Physical Education

Freshmen PE

Freshmen PE is a sports specific PE class. Students learn the rules and strategies of several team sports, as well as basic skill development. Students participate in fitness activities and sport lessons in volleyball, basketball, flag football, soccer, ultimate frisbee, badminton, and softball.


Fitness for Life

Fitness for Life offers an option for physical education that introduces students to a variety of fitness opportunities. Through cardiovascular exercise and strength conditioning, each student has the opportunity to reach personal fitness goals that are essential to a healthy lifestyle.


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Lifetime Sports

Lifetime Sports is a physical education class designed for juniors and seniors who are ready for more advanced activities. The goal of this class is for each student to become aware of and participate in a variety of sporting activities that can become integral parts of his or her recreational life. Activities such as backpacking, tennis, canoeing, and golf can be enjoyed well past the “prime” years. They are also excellent ways to maintain physical fitness throughout one’s life.

Team Sports

Team Sports introduces sports such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, and flag football. The course is designed to teach the fundamentals of each sport and give each student the opportunity to use those fundamentals in actual game situations. Rules and strategy are also stressed. As with any physical education class, personal fitness is incorporated throughout.



Health is the study of the relationship between the mind and body.  Students explore nutrition, exercise, and how to make good choices pertaining to health.



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The Rio Spartans belong to the North Coast Section of the California Interscholastic Federation and the North Central League. Students can gain 2.5 PE credits per sport played. Rio’s varsity sports, in order of season, include varsity flag football (guys and girls), soccer (guys), volleyball (girls), basketball (guys and girls), soccer (girls), and track and field. To join a sport, students must go through a multi-day tryout and practice 3-5 times per week after joining the team. There is also an additional uniform fee per sport.