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Health & Physical Education

All PE courses are 1 semester long and are open to all students 9th-12th grades. Students are limited to one PE class per semester.

Health I

9th grade • Semester, 0.5 credit

This curriculum focuses on the mental/emotional and social aspects of health. It is designed to help students develop the tools needed to make healthy decisions that assist them in building character, goal setting, coping with the challenges of life and building positive relationships. Units and topics include emotional and mental health, mental illness, goal setting, managing stress, effective communication, family dynamics, resolving conflicts, adolescence, peer relationships and dating, disability awareness. The curriculum also cover the harmful effects of tobacco and alcohol use and the nature of drug addiction.

 

Health II

10th grade • Semester, 0.5 credit

This curriculum focuses on the mental/emotional, spiritual, social and physical aspects of health. The course focuses on the structure and functions of major body systems including the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, and reproductive systems. The course also concentrates on how to properly care for these systems as well as how to prevent specific conditions or problems from occurring. It also connects the development of the teenage brain with the decision making process. Nutrition issues, heart disease, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS and environmental pollution are also covered. Students also have the opportunity to get certified by the American Red Cross in Standard First Aid and CPR. (Health I required.)

 

0 Period Sports Training and Conditioning

10th -12th grade • Semester, 0.50 credit or Full Year, 1.0 credit

This course meets four days per week (M, T, Th & F) from 7:00-7:45 a.m. This is a very active independent participation course. The course is designed for the experienced (JV or Varsity) student-athlete. Each student will develop a training schedule based on their individualized goals. Weight training will be the primary emphasis but work in the areas of speed, agility and quickness as well as functional sport movement will be emphasized. Athletes may utilize team in-season or off-season workouts provided by their coach. This course can be used to satisfy 0.5 credit of the PE requirement.

 

Fitness for Women

11th-12th grades • Semester, 0.5 credit

This course is designed to expose students to a wide variety of physical activities which will promote a healthier fitness and wellness lifestyle. Activities include aerobic / anaerobic activities, strength training, and flexibility, along with team and individual sports which will enhance each of the aforementioned activities. There will be opportunity for in-class discussion of current topics in physical fitness and wellness lifestyles. There is a $75 fee that goes with this course to cover the cost of some of the "Lifetime Activities." This course can be used to satisfy 0.5 credit of the PE requirement.

 

Weight Training

9th-12th grades • Semester, 0.5 credit or Full Year, 1.0 credit

Students will choose which type of weight training goal they have and an individualized program will be created to help students reach their goal. This is an intense individualized weight-training (Periodization) program designed to aid the student in building muscular size, strength, and/or power. Instruction includes musculoskeletal anatomy and weight training theories. Strength work will be done 4 days/week with at least one day being devoted to a speed and agility program for quickness, graceful power and movement. This course is designed for the student who is serious about developing strength, speed, agility and movement skills. This course can be used to satisfy 0.5 credit of the PE requirement.

 

Advanced Weight Training

9th-12th grades • Semester, 0.5 credit

This course is designed for students with weight training experience and/or average strength or higher. Students will choose which type of weight training goal they have and an individualized program will be created to help students reach their goal.

This is an intense individualized weight-training (Periodization) program designed to aid the student in building muscular size, strength, and/or power. Instruction includes musculoskeletal anatomy and weight training theories. Strength work will be done 4 days/week with at least one day being devoted to a speed and agility program for quickness, graceful power and movement. This course is designed for the student who is serious about developing strength, speed, agility and movement skills. Students must receive instructor approval. This course can be used to satisfy 0.5 credit of the PE requirement.

 

Physical Education

9th-12th grade • Semester, 0.5 credit

This course is designed as a general physical education introductory class. It is designed to present students with experiences in a variety of activities with life-long implications. Students will be introduced to the five components of fitness through fitness testing and expected to create an individualized goal to measure improvement. Basic skills and knowledge are offered in various sports and physical activities. A culminating anchor assignment will be expected of students as well. A few off-campus activities might be offered in this class..

 

Team Sports & Lifetime Activities

Emphasis of this class will focus on lifetime and recreational activities and the continued development of overall fitness. Students are provided the opportunity to learn the history, rules, regulations, etiquette, strategy and basic motor skills of each activity. This emphasis is placed on teaching and improving motor skills unique to each individual or dual sport. Students will be introduced to Sports Education Model of teaching PE in which they will assume certain roles such as coach, official, player, etc. Students will be expected to complete an anchor assignment in which they explore through research and interview strategies a sport career or sport/health related interest. Multiple off-campus activities might include orienteering, golf, swimming and bowling.

 

Women's Sports Conditioning

This course investigates personal fitness and wellness. Students will be introduced to the five components of fitness through fitness testing and expected to create an individualized goal to measure improvement. Basic skills and knowledge are offered in various sports and physical activities. A culminating anchor assignment will be expected of students as well. There will be an introduction to aerobics and flexibility training (yoga, pilates) as well. A few off-campus activities might be offered in this class.

 

Personal Wellness and Stress Reduction

This class seeks to improve physical, social & emotional health while helping students seek better ways to manage stress by exploring health topics that matter them. Topics include but are not limited to; discovering a mindfulness &/or yoga practice, exercise that benefits individual well-being, connecting with nature and exploring healthy nutrition options. The class will also explore major global health challenges while discussing possible solutions to achieve health equity for all people worldwide. This class is offered in a Blended Online format.Must have strong organizational and self-management skills. Enrollment is limited.