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HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Personal & Family Health - Required
Personal and Family Health
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
9, 10, 11, 12
you take this course your freshman year. This class fulfills one of your
. 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.
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.
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.
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
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.