Phy Ed & Health

 Health & Physical Education Staff

Health

Credit

Course #

Course Title

Prerequisites and Notes

.5

8720

Healthy Living

Honors option offered.

.5

8724

Health Career Exploration / Current Health Issues

This elective course does not replace Healthy Living.

.5

See description

Healthy Living – Hybrid

Honors option offered.

 

Physical Education

Credit

Course #

Course Title

Prerequisites and Notes

.5

8717

Physical Education 9

 

.5

8716

Physical Education 9 Split

This is a full year course alternating days with AP Human Geography Split.  Students must register for both courses.

.5

8718

Intermediate Physical Education

 

.5

8711 / 8712

Advanced Physical Education

Physical Education 9.  Student may take one or two courses per year.

.5

8725 / 8726

Strength and Conditioning – Strength Training

Physical Education 9. 

 

Strength and Conditioning- Strength Training and Fitness Trends courses may be taken in any combination with a maximum of 2 courses per year.

 

See individual course descriptions for details.

.5

8731 / 8732

Strength and Conditioning – Strength Training – Girls Only

.5

8727 / 8728

Fitness Trends

.5

8733 / 8734

Fitness Trends – Girls Only

.5

See description

Fitness Trends – Hybrid Option

This course may be taken in place of Physical Education 9.  See course description for details.

.5

8730

Advanced Swimming and Lifeguarding Skills

Physical Education 9 and must be able to swim 300m (6 laps or 12 lengths continuously).

Health Hybrid Application

HEALTHY LIVING

Honors Option Offered                                                            

Health is a required course to help students access information and learn skills needed to become health literate, maintain and improve health, prevent disease and reduce health-related risk behaviors.  We follow the National Health Education Standards in our curriculum.  The eight priority health areas are:

  • Health and Wellness/Mental Health

  • Nutrition

  • Physical fitness

  • Tobacco use

  • Alcohol and other drugs

  • Intentional and unintentional injuries; diseases

  • HIV/STI’s/unintentional pregnancies

  • CPR

    Students in this course will:

  • Evaluate and learn how to maintain and promote a healthy lifestyle.

  • Identify characteristics associated with good mental health and describe strategies to improve it.

  • Upon completion of the CPR course, have the option to receive a two year certification from the American Red Cross.

  • Explain the nutritional and fitness principles needed for optimum health and disease prevention.

  • Describe chemical use, abuse, dependency and the effects of drugs on society.

  • Demonstrate how to communicate effectively and discuss how to make responsible decisions.

  • Analyze relationships that occur throughout the life cycle as they relate to physical, social, emotional, mental and spiritual health.

  • Use “abstinence” based skills toward their sexual health.  Review the reproductive system and understand how to prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted infections including AIDS.  Understand and apply knowledge that promotes positive sexual and reproductive practices.  Recognize contraception is not 100% effective in preventing HIV/early/unplanned pregnancy and all other STI’s, and identify resources in their community if they have concerns regarding HIV/STI’s and pregnancy.

  • Discuss methods for resolving conflicts without using violence.

  • Read and summarize health related articles.
    Time permitting, students in this course will:

  • Identify the functions of the skeletal system.

  • Identify bones in the skeletal system and muscles in the muscular system.


     

HEALTH CAREER EXPLORATION / CURRENT HEALTH ISSUES
This elective course does not replace Healthy Living.

The major objective of this health course will be to focus on health careers, learn medical terminology and research current events in health and health issues.  The material covered will be useful for a student going into a medical career or someone who is interested in knowledge towards a healthy lifestyle.

Students in this course will:

  • Discover your learning style.

  • Apply the concepts in “7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens” by Shaun Covey to themselves.

  • Explore healthcare careers.

  • Practice and apply medical terminology as it relates to medical careers.

  • Examine the stages of grieving.

  • Plan, create and participate in health activities.

  • Complete adult, child and infant CPR course or renew an existing certificate.

  • Operate and practice Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). 

  • Study the aging process, learn about the elderly and their aging concerns, and participate in an Aging Simulation. 

  • Explore environmental issues relating to health.

  • Discuss abuse and violence prevention.

  • Continue discussion and activities on current health issues.

  • Complete a research project 

  • Identify the functions and parts of the different body systems.


     

¨ HYBRID COURSE OFFERINGS ¨
  

HEALTHY LIVING - HYBRID
This course may be taken in place of 8720 Healthy Living

Honors Option Offered

This class will be an additional class to your six semester scheduled courses.  Seating is limited.   A minimum number of students are needed to run the course.  Scheduling constraints will require a maximum number of requests.

Request this course using the “Alternate” section of the registration form.  Registration is official when all steps have been completed as listed on the registration form.  This includes submission of the Application/Contract signature page.  Indicate your semester preference with the understanding that scheduling constraints may impact semester placement.

Enter only one course number:               

3723 – Either Semester               3721 – Semester 1

                                                    3722 – Semester 2

Hybrid Healthy Living is designed for students who cannot fit this class into their schedule due to other required courses.  It provides students with both face to face and online instruction.  In a typical week, students will attend class once a week either before or after school to receive instruction and complete coursework online.  This class has the same high standards, expectations and curriculum as traditional courses.  We will follow the same standards and objectives as the traditional class. 

Hybrid classes require discipline and excellent time management.  Though the online portion of instruction is provided using non-traditional methods, the expectations and deadlines remain the same as traditionally taught courses.

Notification of placement status will be communicated in late Spring.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION 9

Students in this course will:

  • Develop an awareness of methods to improve present level of physical fitness.
  • Be given the opportunity to improve present physical fitness level through individual, dual and team activities.
  • Acquire knowledge of the history, rules and regulations in the activities covered.
  • Develop and improve skills in the various activities covered (i.e. soccer, team handball, flag football, volleyball, softball, pickleball, tennis and swimming).

 


 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 9 / AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY SPLIT

This is a full year choir course.

Note:  Physical Education 9 rotates every other day with AP Human Geography.  Students registered for AP Human Geography  must also take 9th Grade Physical Education using course number 8716.


 INTERMEDIATE PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Students in this course will:

  • Participate in and develop skills in various team sports (i.e. soccer, team handball, touch football, volleyball, softball, lacrosse, tennis and ultimate frisbee).
  • Participate in and develop skills in various individual sports (i.e. tennis, badminton, weight training and table tennis)
  • Understand the history and rules of the sports they participate in.
  • Develop an appreciation for life long fitness.

ADVANCED PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Students in this course will:

  • Learn to interact with other students in team and individual sports.
  • Improve skills in various sports and activities
  • Acquire knowledge of rules and regulations in areas covered.
  • Continue to develop an appreciation for life long fitness.


Strength and Conditioning-Strength Training and Fitness Trends courses may be taken in any combination with a maximum of 2 courses per year.

 

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING -STRENGTH TRAINING

Students in this course will:

  • Understand and demonstrate proper weight training and power lifting techniques.
  • Understand how strength, speed, power, flexibility and agility are related.
  • Design and demonstrate a personal strength training program.
  • Determine proper nutritional goals.

 


 

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING -STRENGTH TRAINING  - GIRLS ONLY

Students in this course will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast aerobic and anaerobic fitness
  • Demonstrate proper technique of various strength and fitness activities
  • Determine target heart rate zones
  • Develop behaviors to promote a lifetime of personal fitness and wellness
  • Develop a personal fitness plan
  • Understand each muscle group as it relates to specific exercises

 


 

FITNESS TRENDS

Students in this course will:

  • Participate in a variety of popular fitness activities such as Tae-Bo, Pilates, Yoga, Aerobics, and others.
  • Develop and implement a personal fitness program incorporating current fitness trends.
  • Design and demonstrate a personal strength training program.
  • Understand the individual impact of nutritional and fitness trends.

 


 

FITNESS TRENDS – GIRLS ONLY

Students in this course will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast aerobic and anaerobic fitness
  • Demonstrate proper technique of various strength and fitness activities
  • Determine target heart rate zones
  • Participate in a variety of fitness videos
  • Students will develop a knowledge of the benefits of a physically active lifestyle
  • Develop behaviors to promote a lifetime of personal fitness and wellness

     

ADVANCED SWIMMING AND LIFEGUARDING SKILLS

This is an advanced physical education class in aquatics.  The primary focus is review of swimming technique and lifeguard training, including practice and testing of first aid and water rescue.  Students will also be introduced to more advanced skills such as starts, turns, and diving.  

This course will include a classroom component with outside assignments.

 


 

¨ HYBRID COURSE OFFERINGS ¨

FITNESS TRENDS - HYBRID*

 This class will be an additional class to your six semester scheduled courses.  Seating is limited.   A minimum number of students are needed to run the course.  Scheduling constraints will require a maximum number of requests.

 Request this course using the “Alternate” section of the registration form.  Registration is official when all steps have been completed as listed on the registration form.  This includes submission of the Application/Contract signature page.  Indicate your semester preference with the understanding that scheduling constraints may impact semester placement.

Enter only one course number:               

3730 – Either Semester               3728 – Semester 1

                                                    3729 – Semester 2

 Hybrid Fitness Trends is designed for students who cannot fit this class into their schedule due to other course needs.  It provides students with both face to face and online instruction.  In a typical week, students will attend class once a week either before or after school to receive instruction and complete coursework online.  This class has the same high standards, expectations and curriculum as traditional courses.  We will follow the same standards and objectives as the traditional class. 

 Hybrid classes require discipline and excellent time management.  Though the online portion of instruction is provided using non-traditional methods, the expectations and deadlines remain the same as traditionally taught courses.

Notification of placement status will be communicated in late Spring.