Physical Education/Health

All students must take Health, Physical Education I and one Physical Education II course. Students have Physical Education II course options from which to choose. All Physical Education classes are graded A-F and are included in the cumulative GPA.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION I

Physical Education I focuses on developing and maintaining healthy levels of cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and coordination. These goals are accomplished through cardiovascular conditioning and various individual and team activities. These activities may include: tennis, track and field, indoor soccer, horseshoes, weight training, volleyball, basketball, step aerobics, cross country skiing, frisbee, floor hockey, lacrosse, speedball, pickleball, and softball. 
Freshman Requirement
1 semester - 1 credit

PHYSICAL EDUCATION II ACTIVITIES/MEN
PHYSICAL EDUCATION II ACTIVITIES/WOMEN

This course focuses on skill development and activity at an advanced level: tennis, track and field, indoor soccer, speedball, pickleball, volleyball, basketball, step aerobics, recreational games, cross country skiing, ultimate frisbee, floor hockey, and softball. 
Sophomore Requirement
1 semester - 1 credit

PHYSICAL EDUCATION II CONDITIONING

This course is designed to give students a broad knowledge of human physiology and biomechanics as it relates to the field of strength and conditioning.  Students will learn how to lift weights and properly train their cardiovascular system to enhance athletic performance and utilize their knowledge to improve their health and wellness throughout school and beyond.  Physical Education II Strength and Conditioning is graded A-F and is included in the cumulative GPA.
Sophomore Requirement
1 semester - 1 credit

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 11/12

This elective course offers the student the opportunity to attain higher skill levels in lifetime fitness activities. Coeducational activities may include the following: boomerang throwing, golf, tennis, bowling, volleyball, team handball, touch football, basketball, ultimate frisbee, over the line softball, speedball, pickleball, downhill skiing, and recreational sports. A short research paper is required. The topic of the paper is subject to the approval of the instructor and is to be written on a sport or activity that is new to the student. 
Junior/Senior Elective
1 semester - 1 credit

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING I

Students will learn how to maximize power development using various Olympic Lifts and their progressions.  Students will also learn how to improve their speed, agility, and quickness.  In addition, students will gain a broad knowledge of sports nutrition to maximize athletic performance and recovery.  Strength & Conditioning I is graded A-F and is included in the cumulative GPA.
Junior/Senior Elective
1 semester - 1 credit

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING II

This course is designed to expand on knowledge gained from Strength and Conditioning I.  Students in this class will apply their knowledge to create programs geared to further enhance overall athletic development and learn strategies to decrease the risk of injury in sport.   In addition, students will learn how to take their performance to the next level with specific sports nutrition strategies to promote athletic development and enhance recovery.   Strength & Conditioning II is graded A-F and is included in the cumulative GPA
Prerequisite: Strength and Conditioning I.
Junior/Senior Elective
1 semester - 1 credit  

WOMEN'S WELLNESS

Through exposure to a wide variety of activities, students will gain the necessary knowledge to understand the importance of, and make educated decisions about leading and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  Students will participate in a variety of lifelong physical activities, which will include cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility exercises.  Students will also learn about health issues specifically of concern for females through a variety of different classroom lessons and activities.   
Junior/Senior Elective
1 semester - 1 credit

HEALTH

This course focuses on helping students adjust and adapt to the challenges of adolescence. Life skills and decision-making skills form the core of this course. Students apply these skills in making choices on health and lifestyle issues. Major topics include A Healthy Foundation, First Aid/CPR, Drugs, Mental and Emotional Health, Diseases and Disorders, Growth and Development, and Nutrition.
Fulfills Health Requirement
1 semester - 1 credit 

THINKING, LEARNING, COMMUNICATING

This course will introduce students to concepts that will help them to be successful in high school and post-high school.  It is designed to deal primarily with three concepts: thinking, learning and communicating. Some of the learning skills include: becoming more organized, goal setting, and developing study skills. Thinking and learning skills activities include expanding one's comfort zone, becoming more aware of other people's opinions, developing motivation and exploring one's own emotional intelligence.  Communicating skills include learning how to resolve conflict, understanding non-verbals, and making decisions.  This course will also help students create a sense of respect for themselves and others, gain an honest appreciation for the differences of others, and develop a sense of responsibility for the community.
Freshman/Sophomore Elective
1 semester - 1 credit

INTRO TO SPORTS MEDICINE

This course provides an opportunity for the study and application of the components in sports medicine.  Students will be introduced to sports medicine related careers, prevention of athletics injuries, recognition, evaluation and immediate care of athletic injuries, taping and wrapping techniques commonly used in sports medicine.
Junior/Senior Elective  
1 semester -  1 credit 
 

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