AIS-Salzburg has a strong commitment to activity and physical education for all students throughout every school year. Students are required to be enrolled in two individual physical education courses each trimester and the course offerings vary throughout the year. In utilizing the facilities of the Salzburg University and Regional Sports Center, AIS-Salzburg is able to provide a wide variety of physical education courses including swimming, aerobics, tennis, weight lifting and training, as well as most team sports and general physical fitness. Successful completion of the physical education coursework is a promotion and graduation requirement.

The physical education program is embedded within the larger Healthy Lifestyle Requirement at AIS-Salzburg which is intended to promote regular physical activity as well as healthy personal choices and decisions.

The staff and administration of the American International School-Salzburg believe that a student cannot be successful academically or socially unless they are physically fit and enjoy the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. Exercise, plenty of sleep, a nutritious diet, and avoiding unhealthy habits will contribute to higher grades, better concentration, improved focus, and the energy to pursue valuable goals with vigor. Developing healthy lifestyle choices and habits is a valuable life skill and pertinent not only to the time one may be enrolled in a boarding school but significantly influence one’s future happiness and well-being. One way of ensuring that AIS-Salzburg students develop these healthy habits is through our Healthy Lifestyle Requirement based upon the earning of health points.

AIS-Salzburg is incredibly fortunate to be able to utilize the Salzburg University and Regional Sports Center (RIF) for all of our physical education and athletics needs. The facility, owned and run by the Austrian government is a fully-equipped olympic training center about 15 minutes from the AIS-Salzburg campus. The following slideshow showcases our students during Physical Education and sporting competitions at the facility in recent years.

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Physical Education/Healthy Lifestyle Requirement

Health points are utilized to determine if a student is meeting the school’s Healthy Lifestyle Requirement each trimester of enrollment. The Healthy Lifestyle Requirement appears as a course in all students’ schedules each trimester and is given a weekly grade which is based upon the health point requirements. The grade recorded in the PowerSchool® student information program is a percentage of health points earned divided by the number of health points required. These individual weekly grades are averaged for the final trimester term grade which is recorded on report cards and transcripts. Note that Healthy Lifestyle Requirement grades, like any other in credit-bearing courses, count towards a student’s grade-point average, promotion and graduation requirements, honor roll, and class rankings.

Physical Education Courses

Trimester Courses
Fall Trimester Boys soccer team, Girls volleyball team, Weight training, Swimming, General P.E., Tennis
Winter Trimester Boys basketball team, Girls basketball team, Weight training, Swimming, General P.E., Indoor Track & Field
Spring Trimester Co-ed basketball, Ball Hockey, Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field, General P.E.