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Physical Education

view of lockers and the athletic building

Dare to be great.

Physical activity, exercise, and wellness are essential to the Branson experience. Our physical education program is nontraditional and tailored to every student. Whether you choose to participate in one of Branson’s many interscholastic sports or club teams, or you select an alternate activity such as equestrian or martial arts, our program will help you develop an appreciation for an active lifestyle, good character, and a positive self-image. While our program offers diverse opportunities, we emphasize:

  • Lifelong habits that contribute to being a part of something bigger than one’s self
  • Team building and sportsmanship
  • Development of leadership skills
  • Cooperation among peers

Through our physical education program, you will raise your fitness levels and develop an understanding of the relationship between fitness and lifelong physical and mental wellness. Branson student athletes can also learn from Branson’s Strength & Conditioning Program, designed to enhance athleticism and help improve sports performance. 

Physical Education Requirements

4 units (1 unit each year)

Students must complete at least 36 hours of Physical Education each year. This can be fulfilled by playing on a school-sponsored team or completing an Alternate Activity Program (AAP). Alternative Activity Programs must be school approved, and seniors must complete all AAP’s by April 1.

Meet Our Physical Education Team

Amanda Boivin

Amanda Boivin

Athletic Trainer/Assistant to the Athletic Director

Frances Dillon

Director of Athletics
Tyler Gottschalk

Tyler Gottschalk

Associate Director of Athletics; Head Coach, Girls Varsity Soccer
Bruce Pruiett

Bruce Pruiett

Strength and Conditioning Coach
Jerome Saddler

Jerome Saddler

Gallard Fellow and Coach


Interscholastic Athletics

Beach Volleyball
Cross Country
Football (8-person)
Swimming & Diving
Track & Field

Club Sports

Mountain Biking

Strength and Conditioning

Performance Training
Fitness Training

Alternate Activity Programs

Martial Arts/Boxing
Other (with approval)

For a complete list of physical education courses and their descriptions, read the 2023-24 Curriculum Guide

Branson Curriculum Guide

students in class

Read the Curriculum Guide to see all the courses we offer in the 2023-24 academic year.