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HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION

(P.E./S.C &

Personal & Family Health - Required

)

HEALTH CARE

Course Length:

1 Semester

Credits:

1

Prerequisite:

Personal and Family Health

Grade Level:

9, 10, 11, 12

Health Care is a semester course in which you will learn about many health issues facing our world today and talk

about how to prevent and control many of our nation’s leading problems. We will study mental health, fitness,

nutrition, injury prevention, first aid, and health careers. This class will involve a lot of student participation on a

regular basis. You will have two formal presentations to give to the class over a health topic. You will also do a

“Peer Teaching” group activity where you will be teaching a health lesson to the class. This class will provide

many opportunities for interaction and discussion on some very important topics we all face.

PERSONAL AND FAMILY HEALTH

Course Length:

1 Semester

Credits:

1

Grade Level:

9, 10, 11, 12

It is

strongly recommended

you take this course your freshman year. This class fulfills one of your

graduation

requirements

. You will explore how family life and relationships affect your health and your family's health. Units

covered include emotional and social health (the way we feel and get along with others), substance abuse and

non-use (alcohol, drugs, and smoking), family life (pregnancy, birth control and family life stages), prevention and

control of diseases, and body systems. You will also go through CPR training during this course which is also a

graduation requirement. Please bring with you an open mind as we discuss a wide variety of important topics.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Course Length:

1 Semester

Credits:

.250

Grade Level:

9,10,11,12

This class meets the requirements for the physical education credit. All classes are co-educational. This is an

activity class so students must have proper clothes to participate in each day. Along with each activity there will

be skills tests and written tests given in order to successfully complete the course.

Aerobic Dance:

This class is an opportunity for students to develop a life time fitness program based upon

aerobic dance, including warm-up, heart-rate monitoring, and cool-down exercises. The materials of the class will

include DVDs and VCR tapes from a variety of modern aerobic fitness programs.

Team Sports:

This class will include, but not be limited to the following activities: basketball, softball, indoor

soccer, team handball, flag football, eclipse ball, wiffle ball, and volleyball. Skill development, as well as

rules/regulations for the games, will be stressed. Depending on the class size and class interest, the length of

each unit will vary.

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

Course Length:

1 Semester

Credits:

.250

Grade Level:

9,10,11,12

This class is designed to increase student awareness of the importance of lifetime fitness. In this class students

will be made aware of strength and conditioning principles, and how to incorporate these principles into their daily

lifestyle. Students will be actively participating in strength and conditioning activities over a nine-week

quarter. Students will be tested over strength levels as well as conditioning levels at the start of the nine weeks

and again at the end of the nine weeks.