Physical Education

Course Name

Credit Type

Description

Physical Education 1

Core

Physical Education for 9th Grade

Students will gain knowledge of team sports rules and terminology in such sports as flag football, volleyball, soccer badminton, and speedball. Students will be involved in circuit training to increase cardiovascular fitness and muscle endurance. Presidential Physical Fitness testing will also be included.

 

 

Physical Education II / Health

Core

Physical Education for 10th Grade

The goal of Health Education at the high school level is to help establish patterns of behavior that will assist a person in achieving optimal health. Optimal health is accomplished by having a balance of physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being. This course is designed to offer students the opportunity to acquire knowledge, incorporate process and life skills, and to develop positive attitudes about life. Development of a healthy body and a healthy mind will assist young people in living active, productive, and successful lives.

 

 

Weight Training

Elective

Semester and/or Full Year

Students will gain advanced knowledge in the areas of strength training using free weights to increase muscular strength through a progressive weight training routine, muscular endurance, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and nutrition. 

Students will also be required to achieve a level of fitness by performing basic strength, speed, and cardiovascular exercises. At the end of the course, students will be able to design a personal weight training program that they may use after the course is completed.

 

 

Yoga

Elective

May be taken as 1 semester course or full year

A class to develop flexibility, strength, endurance, concentration, and breath control. Physical postures, relaxation techniques, and meditation are taught. History and philosophy of Yoga is included.