• Physical Education - PE/Health

  • Adventure/Outdoor Education

    Students, enrolled in adventure/outdoor education, are expected to develop competency in Adventure/Outdoor Education activities that provide opportunities for enjoyment and challenge. Emphasis is placed upon student selection of activities that also promote a respect for the environment and that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. Adventure/Outdoor Education includes activities such as archery, backpacking, camping, cycling, hiking, fishing, martial arts, orienteering, rollerblading, or new games. Knowledge of The National Parks Association, Endangered Species Information, Boating Safety and Hunting Safety are a part of the curriculum. Recreational pursuits include field experiences, navigation, water recreation, and recreational shooting.

    Prerequisite: None

  • Aerobic Activities

    Students enrolled in Aerobic Activities are exposed to a variety of activities that promote health-related fitness. A major expectation of this course is for the student to design a personal fitness program that uses aerobic activities as a foundation. Aerobic Activities include activities such as aerobic dance, cycling, jogging, jump rope, new games, power walking, recreational dance, self-defense, step aerobics, and weight training. Students enrolled in Aerobic Activities could experience activity levels of moderate to high intensity.

    Prerequisite: None

  • Foundations of Personal Fitness

    The purpose of Foundations of Personal Fitness is to motivate students to strive for lifetime personal fitness with an emphasis on the health-related components of physical fitness. Knowledge and skills taught in this course include teaching students about the process of becoming fit as well as achieving some degree of fitness within the class. The concepts of wellness and how to reach an optimal level of health are the cornerstones of this course. Students will design their own personal fitness program as one of the objectives of the class. Students enrolled in Foundations of Personal Fitness could experience activity levels of moderate to high intensity.

    Prerequisite: None

  • Health

    This course in health education is required of all students in grades nine through twelve. In Health I, students develop skills that will help them to become health-literate adults. Students gain a deeper understanding of the knowledge and behaviors they use to safeguard their health, particularly pertaining to health risks. Students are taught how to access accurate information that they can use to promote health for themselves and others in such areas as fitness, nutrition, mental/emotional health, substance abuse, and interpersonal relationships. Students use problem-solving, research, goal-setting, and communication skills to protect their health and that of the community. This course is required for graduation.

    Prerequisite: None

  • Partners Physical Education

    Students enrolled in this course assist Special Education Services students in a variety of physical education activities. Students enrolled in this course will be working with special needs students.

    Prerequisite: Recommendation and approval of counselor

  • Team Sports

    Students enrolled in Team Sports are expected to develop healthrelated fitness and an appreciation for teamwork and fair play. Students will have the opportunity to participate in and develop more advanced skills in team sports. Team sports include activities such as basketball, field hockey, flag football, floor hockey, kickball, lacrosse, new games as developed, soccer, softball, team handball, Ultimate Frisbee and volleyball. Students enrolled in Team Sports could experience activity levels of moderate to high intensity.

    Prerequisite: None

  • Weight Training (Team or Individual Sports)

    Students enrolled in this course will be taught correct lifting form. Students will establish a personal program to include circuit training and/or individualized training programs. Aerobic fitness training will be incorporated into the course. Students enrolled in Weight Training could experience activity levels of moderate to high intensity. Students enrolled in Weight Training could earn a 0.5 credit of Team Sports and/or a 0.5 credit of Individual Sports. *Students who have already earned credit in Team Sports and/or Individual Sports will receive no credit for Weight Training.

    Prerequisite: None

  • Meet the Faculty

Dean Christian
PE