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Physical Education

PHYSICAL EDUCATION


Students are required to take one credit of physical education.


The Physical Education program at the secondary level (9-12) is divided into three categories:

 

Physical Fitness Component

This component emphasizes the development of those factors related to health related fitness. The fitness selections include but are not limited to: Intro to Swimming (901, required), Fitness  Swimming (902, required), Jogging, Personal Fitness, Circuit Training, and exercising in the Cardio Fitness Center. Students will have to demonstrate knowledge of the five elements of fitness: aerobic capacity, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition.  

 

Activities Component

This component refers to those areas in which basic movement and fitness factors combine into complex movement patterns. These activity areas include but are not limited to: dance, aquatics, team sports, mountain biking and individual and lifetime activities.  Students participating in the activity areas will be grouped by ability—Level I: beginner; Level II: intermediate; and Level III, advanced.

 

Swimming Component

This component includes the two swimming requirements.

Freshman Swimming - Freshman swimming is a required course that builds the foundation in the progression of learning the essential skill of swimming.  This ninth grade course focuses on the mastery of basic swimming strokes, diving, and drown proofing.  Course content is adjusted to the student’s current skill level with a goal of preparing all students for sophomore fitness swimming.   

Sophomore Swimming - This swim class is focused on fitness swimming.  Each class will consist of a warm-up, cardio and cool down phase. The students are required to keep their heart rate in their target zone through the cardio phase of the workout.

 


COURSE NAME

COURSE NUMBER

SEMESTER

GRADE

LEVEL

CREDITS

Physical Education

901

1 / 2

9  10  11

1 – 3

½ 


Phys Ed (901)  –  Students enrolled in this class will spend 1 nine-week period participating in a class designed to meet the Fitness Component of Physical Education.  This fitness class will be held three days a week.  For another nine-week period the students will meet the required Swimming Component by developing the basic swimming strokes as well as water safety skills three days a week.  For the entire semester, students enrolled will participate in a class that will focus on the Activities Component two days a week.



COURSE NAME

COURSE NUMBER

SEMESTER

GRADE

LEVEL

CREDITS

Physical Education

902**

1 / 2

10  11  12

1 – 3

½ 


Phys Ed (902)  - Students must pass P.E. 901 as a prerequisite to this course.  Those enrolled in this class will spend the entire semester participating in classes designed to meet the Activities Component of Physical Education.  The activities classes will be held three days a week.  Also, for the entire semester two days a week, students in 902 will meet the required Swimming Component by participating a swim class designed to develop and improve cardiovascular fitness.


**Students who wish to take Course #902 during their lab period should register for Course #904.  A lab science is required to do so.


COURSE NAME

COURSE NUMBER

SEMESTER

GRADE

LEVEL

CREDITS

Physical Education

903**

1 / 2

10  11  12

1 – 3

½ 


Elective Team Sports / Lifetime Activities (903): Students must pass P.E. 901 & P.E. 902 as a prerequisite to this course.  Sophomores may take this in addition to 902 as an elective. Those enrolled in this class will spend the entire semester participating in classes designed to meet the Activities Component of Physical Education.  These classes will meet every day of the week.


**Students who wish to take Course #903 during their lab period should register for Course #905.  A lab science is required to do so.


COURSE NAME

COURSE NUMBER

SEMESTER

GRADE

LEVEL

CREDITS

Physical Education

906

1 / 2

10  11  12

1 – 3

½ 


Elective Fitness Training  (906) - Students must pass P.E. 901 & P.E. 902 as a prerequisite to this course.  Sophomores may take this in addition to 902 as an elective. These classes will be held every day of the week.  The primary emphasis of this course is to provide instruction in muscular development, by allowing committed students to develop muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, speed, and agility through a prescribed workout schedule. This schedule will be developed to meet each student’s individual needs.  To reach each student’s needs, we will use a variety of exercises including: free weights, weight machines, exercise bands, kettle bells, and partner-assisted and resisted movements. The course will also focus on injury prevention and taking care of the body during pre- and post-workouts.   The primary area of instruction will be in the Weight Room, Cardio Room, and the Stadium Track and/or Field.  





COURSE NAME

COURSE NUMBER

SEMESTER

GRADE

LEVEL

CREDITS

Physical Education

907

1 / 2

10  11  12

1 – 3

½ 


Elective Ladies Only Physical Education  (907) - Sophomores may take this in addition to 902 as an elective. This course will be strictly ladies only participation.  The purpose of this course is to create an atmosphere where girls feel more comfortable and confident to participate in physical activity.  This course is geared to the interest of the students & designed to foster a positive attitude towards physical activity in one’s life. 

  • Prerequisite: Course #901
  • Prerequisite or Corequisite: Course #902.