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Health and Physical Education

Health and Physical Education

HEALTH

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Contemporary health is a required course that emphasizes instruction and updated information on topics related to human health.  The student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the following: nutrition, physical structure, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestive system, reproductive system, excretory system, nervous system, substance abuse, mental and emotional disorders, first aid, and CPR.  This course also deals with current health issues and various areas of interest such as environmental health, health care, stress, and self-esteem.

 

  • CREDIT ½
  • SUGGESTED GRADE LEVEL 9
  • PREREQUISITES NONE
  • NEED TEACHER RECOMMENDATION (Y/N)? NO
  • REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION (Y/N)? YES

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Physical Education is the basic secondary course required of all ninth graders.  This class focuses on improving the students’ personal fitness level.  This class will provide information regarding lifetime physical fitness activities.  Students will actively participate each day in various activities to improve their cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, flexibility and overall health. The students will also learn how to develop the basic skills of team, individual, and recreational sports.  All students are required to pass an exam on basic rules and terminology of each sport and activity that is covered.

 

  • CREDIT ½
  • SUGGESTED GRADE LEVEL 9
  • PREREQUISITES NONE
  • NEED TEACHER RECOMMENDATION (Y/N)? NO
  • REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION (Y/N)? YES

WELLNESS & LIFETIME FITNESS

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This is an elective course designed for juniors and seniors who are interested in improving and maintaining physical health for life. Students will participate in aerobic fitness and weight/strength training. An emphasis will be placed on personal wellness, health, and making intelligent nutritional dietary choices for a future healthy lifestyle. The ultimate goal of this course is to provide the tools and knowledge necessary for students to sustain healthy habits that will last a lifetime.

 

  • CREDIT 1
  • SUGGESTED GRADE LEVEL 11, 12
  • PREREQUISITES NONE
  • NEED TEACHER RECOMMENDATION (Y/N)? YES
  • REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION (Y/N)? NO
HEALTH

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Contemporary health is a required course that emphasizes instruction and updated information on topics related to human health. The student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the following: nutrition, physical structure, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestive system, reproductive system, excretory system, nervous system, substance abuse, mental and emotional disorders, first aid, and CPR. This course also deals with current health issues and various areas of interest such as environmental health, healthcare, stress, and self-esteem.

 

  • CREDIT ½
  • SUGGESTED GRADE LEVEL 9
  • PREREQUISITES NONE
  • NEED TEACHER RECOMMENDATION (Y/N)? NO
  • REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION (Y/N)? YES
PHYSICAL EDUCATION

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Physical Education is the basic secondary course required of all ninth graders. This class focuses on improving the students’ personal fitness level.  This class will provide information regarding lifetime physical fitness activities.  Students will actively participate each day in various activities to improve their cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, flexibility, and overall health. The students will also learn how to develop the basic skills of the team, individual, and recreational sports. All students are required to pass an exam on basic rules and terminology of each sport and activity that is covered.

 

  • CREDIT ½
  • SUGGESTED GRADE LEVEL 9
  • PREREQUISITES NONE
  • NEED TEACHER RECOMMENDATION (Y/N)? NO
  • REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION (Y/N)? YES
WELLNESS & LIFETIME FITNESS

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This is an elective course designed for juniors and seniors who are interested in improving and maintaining physical health for life. Students will participate in aerobic fitness and weight/strength training. An emphasis will be placed on personal wellness, health, and making intelligent nutritional dietary choices for a future healthy lifestyle. The ultimate goal of this course is to provide the tools and knowledge necessary for students to sustain healthy habits that will last a lifetime.

 

  • CREDIT 1
  • SUGGESTED GRADE LEVEL 11, 12
  • PREREQUISITES NONE
  • NEED TEACHER RECOMMENDATION (Y/N)? YES
  • REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION (Y/N)? NO