|Physical Education Course Offerings|
|Tuesday, 20 March 2012 00:00|
Physical Education 8
Physical Education 8 is designed to increase the student’s awareness of competitive, recreational, and leisure type games that make up team and individual sports and dance. This course also educates the student about the lifetime benefits and importance of daily physical activity. Physical fitness activities are included in this curriculum.
Health Education is a required comprehensive health course which provides the student with basic knowledge and skills of health and safety. Units presented include mental and emotional well-being, family relationships, growth and development, nutrition, disease and disorders, substance abuse and misuse, American Red Cross First Aid and Personal Safety. Other areas touched on are consumer health and community/environmental health. An emphasis is placed on preventative health care and safety.
Physical Education I
This course is designed to increase a student's awareness of the importance of physical activity and physical fitness to overall health and wellness. Students will participate in a variety of movement activities, fitness workouts, and individual and team games and activities.
Physical Education II
This course provides the student with a fitness-related health unit which covers the topics of components of fitness, types and benefits of exercise, exercise prescription and body composition. Physical Education II emphasizes fitness for life. Class activities include aerobic dancing, calisthenics, walking, jogging and circuit weight training. Also offered are such activities, such as canoeing and roller blading. Students also participate in daily physical fitness activities.
Physical Education III
Physical Education III is offered to the student who has completed Physical Education I and II. It allows the student to select a variety of activities such as fitness - related workouts, dance, aerobics, calisthenics, and the opportunities to practice the skills and techniques of team and individual sports such as Soccer, Badminton, and Rollerblade Hockey to name only a few. Students also participate in daily physical fitness activities.
Physical Education IV (Advanced Fitness)
This course is designed for students seriously interested in advancing their fitness levels through a variety of activities including distance jogging, cardio- and strength training, flexibility and weight/body fat monitoring. This course is open the student who has completed Physical Education II.