PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT:
The Physical Education Department focuses instruction so that students will:
· Pursue a healthy lifestyle using a basic knowledge of hygiene, nutrition, fitness, and mental health.
· Participate regularly in various lifetime sports and physical fitness activities.
· Show evidence of an appreciation of outdoor activity and of the ability to use the appropriate skill sets.
· Demonstrate and implement safe driving skills.
1600 Boys' Physical Education (Grades 9-10; 1 semester; ½ credit)
Physical education for freshman and sophomore boys is designed to introduce a variety of team sports and individual activities designed to improve the student’s skill and cardiovascular conditioning. Along with the games, there is a heavy emphasis on strength, agility, flexibility, and aerobic training, all designed to help the student improve his overall level of fitness. Possible activities include touch football, softball, speedball, ultimate Frisbee, team handball, water safety, basketball, volleyball, weight training, and other recreational activities.
1601 Girls' Physical Education (Grades 9-10; 1 semester; ½ credit)
Physical education for freshman and sophomore girls is designed to introduce a variety of team and individual sports with an emphasis on personal physical fitness. Possible activities include softball, team handball, soccer, flag football, basketball, volleyball, dance, water safety, bowling, track and field, and other recreational activities.
1605 Lifetime Fitness Weight Training (Co-ed; Grades 11-12; 1 semester; ½ credit)
The students will participate in a program designed to increase their knowledge and appreciation of lifetime fitness. The class will provide lecture and hands on experience in cardiovascular fitness. There will also be an emphasis on changing the body composition through proper diet and weight training. Each student will demonstrate an increase in his level of personal fitness. Students will participate in workout routines designed to improve his/her own personal level of fitness. Students will be instructed in proper methods and a variety of techniques to develop specific muscle groups.
Prerequisite: ½ credit of P.E.
1602 Health (Grades 9-10; 1 semester; ½ credit)
The Health curriculum is designed to acquaint the students with a variety of health information to enable them to develop good health habits. Subject matter will include information and class discussions, and will require a research paper at the end of the semester. The goal of this class is to help the student identify where he fits in the continuum of wellness, and how to make responsible healthy decisions, while shaping proper attitudes towards personal health care.
1603 Driver's Education (No grade restriction; 1 semester; ½ credit)
Driver education is designed to acquaint the potential driver with the responsibility he is about to undertake, including the rules and regulations affecting the driver and the ability to maneuver a vehicle in a variety of traffic situations. Emphasis is placed on making mature, responsible, and safe decisions concerning the operation of a vehicle. The course will consist of 30 hours of classroom instruction and the remainder of the semester will be spent in actual driving. Students may take this class after they are fifteen.
1608 Lifetime Sports and Activities (Co-ed; Grades 11-12; 1 semester, ½ credit)
Designed to introduce a variety of individual and dual sports and activities to improve the student’s skill and cardiovascular conditioning. Along with games, there is a heavy emphasis on sportsmanship, strategy development and enjoyment - all designed to help the student improve his/her level of fitness.
1606 Sports Medicine (Grades 11-12; 1 semester; 1/2 credit)
This one semester course examines the many aspects related to sports medicine. It begins by exploring the history of sports medicine and the role of the athletic trainer. The course will examine the many types of athletic injuries and methods used to prevent injuries. Students will understand the anatomy and mechanism of injury for the most common areas injured in athletics, including the critically injured. Students will also learn taping and rehabilitation techniques for various athletic injuries. The class will utilize interactive discussion, lecture and practical labs to master these sports medicine skills.
1609 Outdoor Education (Co-ed; Grades 11-12; 1 semester, ½ credit)
Designed to introduce a variety of outdoor activities to improve the student’s appreciation and understanding of outdoor activities. By studying and practicing the skills associated with the activities, the student improves his/her understanding of the correct and safe way to be active in the outdoors.
1610 Athletic Weight Training (Grades 11-12; 1 semester; 1/2 credit)
The students will participate in a program designed by their specific sports coach to increase their strength, conditioning, agility and appreciation of skill needed for their sport. The class will provide hands on experience in cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance. There will also be an emphasis on changing the body composition through proper diet . Each student will be required to demonstrate an increase in his/her level of strength and conditioning. Students will be instructed in proper methods and a variety of techniques to develop specific muscle groups.
Prerequisite: ½ credit of P.E.