Health and Physical Education

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     005 – 11th Grade Health

    • .50 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades:  11 Required
    • Meeting Schedule: Every Other Day for Semester
    • Pathway: Health & Social Services
    • Lab Fee: None
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: None
    • Course Prerequisite: 9th grade Health
    • Course Description: This course provides valuable information and skills to better enable students to lead a healthier, happier life today and into the future.  Wellness will be the focus of this course as students are made aware of how decisions and choices they make on a daily basis have an impact on their physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being. The units include: nutrition, human sexuality, consumer health, community health, and first aid/CPR.


    008 – Adaptive Physical Education

    • .50 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades:  9-12 Required
    • Meeting Schedule: Every Other Day for Semester
    • Pathway: Health & Social Services
    • Lab Fee: None
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: Administrative Approval
    • Course Prerequisite: None
    • Course Description: This course is available to students who are not able to participate in the regular physical education classes.  All students assigned to this program will receive individualized instruction to meet their specific needs.

     

    009 – Wellness 9

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades: 9
    • Meeting Schedule:  Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Health & Social Services
    • Lab Fee: none
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: None
    • Course Prerequisite: None
    • Course Description: This course is designed to develop and enhance a student’s lifelong appreciation of physical activity. The student will gain valuable information and skills to lead a healthy life today and in the future. It addresses all of the components of fitness, which include cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, and body composition. In addition, students will focus on wellness to become more aware of how decisions they make on a daily basis have an impact on their physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being. Some of the units that students will be participating in, but not limited to, are fitness activities, pickle-ball, soccer, basketball, weight training, adventure-based activities, anatomy/physiology, mental health, human sexuality, diseases and disorders, and drugs/alcohol.

     

    011 – Net Sports 

    • .50 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades: 10-12
    • Meeting Schedule:  Every Other Day for Semester
    • Pathway: Health & Social Services
    • Lab Fee: none
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: None
    • Course Prerequisite: None
    • Course Description: This course is designed to develop and enhance a student's lifelong appreciation of physical activity. It addresses all of the components of physical fitness, which include cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, and body composition. Net sports will provide you with the opportunity to master the rules of a variety of net sports, be tested on the understanding of the rules, practice the skills needed, study a variety of strategies, participate in sport in class settings, and compete in class tournaments. The focus of this class is to develop and enhance skills and knowledge necessary to play and enjoy a variety of racquet sports. The emphasis is on understanding that most net sports can be lifetime activities and have positive fitness components. These components will be utilized while participating in, but not limited to, the following activities: tennis, badminton, pickleball, volleyball, other various net games such takraw, spikeball, etc.


    012 - Lifetime Activities

    • .50 Credit      
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades:  10-12
    • Meeting Schedule:  Every Other Day for Semester
    • Pathway:  Health & Social Services
    • Lab Fee:  $20 Bowling fee as part of this course
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: None
    • Course Prerequesite:  None
    • Course Description:  This course is designed to develop and enhance a student's lifelong appreciation of physical activity. It addresses all of the components of physical fitness, which include cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, and body composition. These components will be utilized while participating in, but not limited to, the following activities: golf, bowling, dance, group fitness, and some featured units including softball and running/walking. This curriculum will highlight the significance of lifetime physical fitness, leisure time activities and sportsmanship.

     

    013 - Cooperative Team Games 

    • .5 Credit      
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades:  10-12
    • Meeting Schedule:  Every Other Day for Semester
    • Pathway:  Health & Social Services
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: None
    • Course Prerequesite:  None
    • Course Description:  An activity-based course designed to address state standards for students in grades 10-12. Students will be provided learning experiences that will lead to the development of basic skills in team sports. In addition to skill acquisition, the course will focus on how to plan and implement the four stages of skill development in games through the use of extending, refining, and application tasks. An emphasis will be placed on the use of game stages and movement framework as a guide for designing a variety of sport game experiences. Physical fitness and weight training will compliment the cooperative team sport curriculum.

     

    014 - Fitness for Life 

    • .5 Credit      
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades:  10-12
    • Meeting Schedule:  Every Other Day for Semester
    • Pathway:  Health & Social Services
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: None
    • Course Prerequesite:  None
    • Course Description:  A fitness-based course designed to address state standards for students in grades 10-12. This course is designed to give students the opportunity to learn fitness concepts, conditioning techniques, and nutrition behaviors used for obtaining optimal physical fitness. Students will benefit from comprehensive weight training and cardiorespiratory endurance activities. Students will learn the basic fundamentals of strength training, aerobic training, and overall fitness training and conditioning. Students will create, implement, monitor, self-assess, and modify a personal health and fitness plan all while being empowered to make wise choices, meet challenges, and develop positive behaviors in fitness.


    020 – Strength and Conditioning

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades:  10-12 Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Health & Social Services
    • Lab Fee: None
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: None
    • Course Prerequisite: None
    • Course Description: This course is for students who are interested in improving their personal fitness and athletic performance. This program has been designed with total conditioning in mind. Topics include strength training, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, body composition, and other related aspects of personal fitness. Evaluation is based upon a demonstration of knowledge through written assignments and analysis of proper lifting techniques, teacher prepared tests, completion of various physical activities, and execution of a personal fitness program.

     

    021 – Strength and Conditioning II

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades:  10-12 Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Health & Social Services
    • Lab Fee: The purchase of a textbook will be required for this course (approx. $25; Periodization Training for Sports; 3rd Edition by Tudor Bompa, PhD. & Carlo Buzzichelli)
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: Recommended minimum final grade of 88% in Strength and Conditioning
    • Course Prerequisite: Strength and Conditioning
    • Course Description: This course is designed for the serious athlete, fitness enthusiast and/or student with interest in the exercise science field of study. The overriding concept of this course will be Periodization - year round training structured into phases to meet sport-specific/fitness goals. It is based on the principle that by varying the timing and intensity of the workouts, the greatest gains in strength, speed, power, and endurance can be achieved. This course will help students understand the role periodization plays in athletic competition/physical performance, why it is used, and how to integrate it into a comprehensive training program. Additionally, this course will expand on principles and training methods learned from S&C 1 along with continued development in the areas of nutrition, technique development and both health & skill-related components of fitness. 


    023 – Introduction to Health Sciences

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades:  9-10 Pathways Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Health & Social Services
    • Lab Fee: $5.00
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: None
    • Course Prerequisite: None
    • Course Description: This course is designed for ninth and tenth grade students who are interested in a career in the medical or health related fields.  Students will explore a variety of possible health careers such as: educators, nurses, therapists (physical, occupational, speech), physicians, technicians, athletic trainers, and paramedics through discussion, research, speakers and field trips. The first marking period will consist of a review of human anatomy and physiology along with common medical terminology.  Students will follow the American Red Cross guidelines for Community    First Aid and Safety instruction and upon completion of all requirements will be American Red Cross certified. Students will study anatomy, physiology, conditioning and first aid as it applies to sports and sports injuries. The course will allow hands-on experience through taping, splinting and practical application of first aid concepts. This course is recommended for students interested in health related careers.


    025 – Mind and Body Wellness

    • 1.0 Credit
    • Offered Every Year
    • Grades:  9-12 Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: Health & Social Services
    • Lab Fee: None
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: None
    • Course Prerequisite: None
    • Course Description: The M&B curriculum includes both a classroom and fitness-based component. During classroom sessions (typically Tuesdays and Thursdays), students will be introduced to, and actively engaged in the following health topics: mindfulness, nutrition, current events in health, and brain training (challenges to the 5 core cognitive abilities).  The students will also read a selected novel related to the course curriculum, and frequently present mini speeches during classroom sessions.  For the fitness-based component, students will be physically challenged to improve their overall wellness through a goal-setting process.  On Mondays, the class will follow the Couch to 5K program with the goal of running 3miles without stopping and continuously improving running time.  It is expected that students will follow the program on their own as well, engaging in 2 extra runs during the week/weekend to be able to meet assessment criteria.  On Wednesdays, the class will be introducted to various 30-50 minute workouts that will include:  Tabata, core training, cardio circuits, yoga, pilates, strength training, total body workouts, and speed/power intervals.  On Fridays, the class with engage in lifetime physical activities/sports with the expectation of being active for 40 continuous minutes.