Physical and Health Literacy


Introduction to Physical and Health Literacy- video

The fundamental and significant aspects of physical literacy are:

  • everyone can be physically literate as it is appropriate to each individual’s endowment
  • everyone’s physical literacy journey is unique
  • physical literacy is relevant and valuable at all stages and ages of life
  • the concept embraces much more than physical competence
  • at the heart of the concept is the motivation and commitment to be active
  • the disposition is evidenced by a love of being active, born out of the pleasure and satisfaction individuals experience in participation
  • a physically literate individual values and takes responsibility for maintaining purposeful physical pursuits throughout the lifecourse.
  • charting of progress of an individual’s personal journey must be judged against previous achievements and not against any form of national benchmarks