Physical amp Health Education Course Descriptions

Physical & Health Education Course Descriptions

Physical Education and Health

 

HEALTH
Grade 9

 

Health is a required course which must be successfully completed for graduation. Topics that are emphasized include consumer health, disease prevention and control, mental health, assimilated substances, and healthful lifestyles. Also included in the health curriculum are units requiring parental permission on teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, personal body safety, and HIV/AIDS. Alternate units are offered to students without parent consent forms. Successful completion of this course earns one-half credit in Health, required for graduation.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 9
Grade 9

 

Physical education for ninth grade offers a program that covers fundamental and current topics in the field of physical fitness. It supports and encourages students to develop an individual optimum level of physical fitness, to acquire knowledge of physical fitness concepts, and to understand the significance of lifestyle on one's health and fitness. Successful completion of this course earns one-half of the required physical education credit.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 10-12
Grades 10-12

 

Physical education offers a wide variety of activities based on an elective program. This program is designed to meet the individual needs, abilities, and interests of students. Activities rotate on a three-week basis and provide students the opportunity to experience lifetime sports, individual sports, and team and recreational games. Successful completion of this course earns one-half credit in physical education.

 

WELLNESS WALKING
Grades 10-12

 

This course is designed to offer students a low impact aerobic workout. Pacing, mileage, and walking techniques will be stressed daily. Safety information, nutrition, hot/cold weather exercise, as well as health-related issues will be discussed in class. Wellness walking will give the student the opportunity to improve cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, and enhance weight control. Successful completion of this course earns one-half credit in physical education.

 

SPORTS AND ATHLETICS
Grades 11-12

 

This course instructs the student in the areas of athletic training techniques, sports journalism and broadcasting, sports officiating, facility maintenance and repair, equipment and maintenance repair, site preparation, game organization, team management, and coaching techniques. Successful completion of this course earns one-half credit in physical education.

 

WEIGHT TRAINING
Grades 10-12

 

This semester course offers the fundamentals of weight training, circuit training, and individual physical fitness conditioning. The student develops an individual program to meet his or her personal athletic development with an emphasis on muscular strength training. Successful completion of this course earns one-half credit in physical education.

 

WEIGHT TONING
Grades 10-12

 

This semester course offers the fundamentals of weight training, circuit training, and individual physical fitness conditioning. The student develops an individual program to meet his or her personal goals with emphasis on enhancing body composition, muscular endurance and overall fitness. Successful completion of this course earns one-half credit in physical education.