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Health/Physical Education Courses

Health IHealth II0 Period Fitness for AthletesFitness for LifeWeight TrainingAdvanced Weight TrainingPhysical Education • Advanced Physical EducationFitness for Women

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 Fitness for Athletes

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 Life

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

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. 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 to introduce students to a variety of physical activities aimed at developing motor skills, while also building cardiovascular and muscular endurance. Students will also work on developing social skills as well as cooperation and appropriately channeled competition. Students will participate in variety of activities, including team sports, team building activities, strength training and fitness testing. This course is for the NON-COMPETITIVE individual and does require active participation and a positive attitude.


Advanced Physical Education

10th-12 grade • Semester, 0.5 credit

This course is designed to introduce students to a variety of physical activities aimed at developing motor skills, while also building cardiovascular and muscular endurance. Students will participate in variety of activities, including team sports, team building activities, strength training and fitness testing. This course will also focus on the rules of various sports, scorekeeping, setting up tournament brackets, etc. This course is for the COMPETITIVE individual and does require active participation and a positive attitude. 9th graders need their 8th grade PE teacher's recommendation or instructor approval. This course can be used to satisfy 0.5 credit of the PE requirement.


Fitness for Women

9th-12th grades • Semester, 0.5 credit

This course is designed to expose female 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 women's health 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.

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