Health and Physical Education Courses

Health Course

Health

This course focuses on gaining current knowledge about selected health topics.  It also gives students opportunities to demonstrate the following skills:  goal setting, coping with stress, communicating, and decision-making.  This course includes the following topics:  mental and emotional health, nutrition, physical fitness, stress management, tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, and sexual health.  This course is designed to assist students to obtain accurate information, develop lifelong positive attitudes and behaviors, and make wise decisions related to their personal health.

  • Course Number: 900                   
  • Duration: Semester        
  • Credits: .5                                                        
  • Grade: 10-12      
  • Fees: $9

Additional: Required credit for graduation; course is co-educational

Physical Education Courses

Lifetime Fitness

This course is designed for those students who wish to develop a personal fitness program.  Lifetime Fitness will help the student develop individual strategies for a lifetime of healthy living.  Students will evaluate their present fitness level and then develop a plan on how to improve their personal fitness.  Body movement, cardiovascular conditioning and strength conditioning will be emphasized. The class will also discuss nutrition and the role it plays in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Video workouts used in class may include Pilates, yoga, and Tae-Bo to reinforce the importance of flexibility and muscular strength.

  • Course Number: 901                   
  • Duration: Semester        
  • Credits: .25                                                        
  • Grade: 9-12        
  • Fees: None

Additional: Course may not be repeated to fulfill Physical Education requirement for graduation

Lifetime Sports

This class will introduce students to lifetime sports. During each unit of study students will learn physical skills, rules, concepts, game strategies, and sportsmanship. This course will engage students in several sports that will allow them to remain active and healthy throughout their lifetime. Lifetime Sports may include but will not be limited to the following activities: tennis, Frisbee golf, golf, badminton, table tennis and various recreational activities. In addition to exploring lifetime sports this class will also include basic fitness instruction and lifetime conditioning skills.

  • Course Number: 903                   
  • Duration: Semester        
  • Credits: .25                                                        
  • Grade: 9-12        
  • Fees: None

Additional: Course may not be repeated to fulfill Physical Education requirement for graduation

Team Sports

This class is designed for those students who wish to participate in team sports.  The team sports will focus on game rules and strategies associated with a variety of sports.  The emphasis of this class will be on teamwork, sportsmanship, and improve the basic skill level required by the various team activities.  Some of the team activities the students may participate in may include but will not be limited to the following activities: flag football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, and track and field, softball, eclipse ball and speedball.

  • Course Number: 905                   
  • Duration: Semester        
  • Credits: .25                                                        
  • Grade: 9-12        
  • Fees: None

Additional: Course may not be repeated to fulfill Physical Education requirement for graduation

Physical Conditioning and Strength Training

This program will help students understand the importance of strength training and how it relates to sports. This course will cover a comprehensive overview of the basic techniques and fundamentals of safe, sound, and effective strength training.  The course will help develop an understanding that strength training will decrease injuries, increase physical size, muscular strength, speed, improve self-esteem, and skill performance.

  • Course Number: 908                   
  • Duration: Semester        
  • Credits: .25                                                        
  • Grade: 9-12        
  • Fees: None

Additional: Course may not be repeated to fulfill Physical Education requirement for graduation