6410 South Dante Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773-324-1020      Fax: 773-324-9235
Academic Departments

Physical Education

Department Philosophy

To develop, promote and support physically educated individuals who have the knowledge, the skills and the confidence to enjoy creative, healthy and lifelong physical activity are the goals of Mount Carmel’s Physical Education and Health Department.


Students are required to take 3 trimesters (1 credit) of Physical Education to graduate.

Click here for a full list of course offerings

Extracurricular Opportunities

Yoga Club
Caravan Athletics
Click here for a full list of academic and athletic extracurricular opportunities.


  • Competency in motor skills and movement
  • Understanding of the concepts, principles, and strategies that apply to physical activities
  • Regular physical activities and collaborative/cooperative team sports
  • Knowledge and maintenance of a healthy level of physical fitness and recognition of the value of physical fitness
  • Knowledge of appropriate, healthful and responsible personal and social behavior and respect for others personal and social behavior.
In addition, Mount Carmel’s Physical Education and Health Department responds to the national standards published by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and incorporates ideas and activities from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.

Physical Education Department Faculty

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Douglas Awe

    Douglas Awe 

    Extension 236
  • Photo of Alex Tsirtsis

    Alex Tsirtsis 

    Physical Education, Head Wrestling Coach
    Extension 466


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