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PE & Health Course Descriptions

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

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Course: Healthy Lifestyles I

Course Description: Want to experience a course like no other and complete your .5 Health graduation requirement and .5 of your PE requirement? Then this is the course for you! This hybrid – activity and classroom – course keeps the learning process engaging, spontaneous, and real-life. Don’t just learn about target heart rates in a classroom; experience what activities help you reach your target heart rate by using heart rate monitors during your favorite activity! Want to learn how to utilize your campus’s fitness room? Want to experience a taste of what your campus’s physical education department has to offer? Then this is the course for you. Healthy Lifestyles is designed with today’s student in mind. Enjoy gaining real-life knowledge while having fun using today’s technology! Join this class for an experience like no other!

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Gender: Mixed

Special Note: Counts for .5 Health AND .5 PE when taken with Healthy Lifestyles II. Must be taken in conjunction with Healthy Lifestyles II in order to receive credit.

 

Course: Healthy Lifestyles II

Course Description:  Healthy Lifestyles I and II should be consecutively taken during the same school year. The course is given two-separate course numbers and names in order to credit students who successfully complete both with .5 Health and .5 Foundations of Personal Fitness credit (Physical Education). Refer to Healthy Lifestyles I for the course description.

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Gender: Mixed

Special Note: Counts for .5 Health AND .5 PE when taken with Healthy Lifestyles I. Must be taken in conjunction with Healthy Lifestyles I in order to receive credit.

 

Course: Foundations of Personal Fitness

Course Description:  Want to learn how to work out properly? Want to experience fitness in fun, exciting new ways? Then, this course is for you! Experience the fitness center; learn  how to play sabaki ball;  go rock climbing; and ride  mountain bikes are just a few of the opportunities you will have in this class. Set your own personal fitness goals and learn how to reach them YOUR WAY. An added bonus: you get a taste for all high school physical education courses in this one course so that you can choose your next adventure in the Physical Education department more wisely.

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Gender: Mixed

Special Note:This course may be taken for elective credit once the physical education requirement is met.

 

Course: Individual Sports

Course Description:  Disc golf! Bocce Ball! Pickleball! Sholf! What are these games?!?  Find out this and more in Individual Sports. Experience a variety of activities that focus more on individual participation rather than team effort;  lifetime activities rather than traditional sports. Learn new ways to be active and have a blast while doing it.

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Gender: Single

Special Note:This course may be taken for elective credit once the physical education requirement is met.

 

Course: Adventure Outdoor Education

Course Description:  What is a cardboard box oven? What is geocaching? How do you make a proper camp fire? How do I cast a fishing pole? Learn how to enjoy and experience all the outdoors has to offer. Kayaking, backpacking, camping, hiking, archery, and mountain biking are just a few of the experiences students may have in this one-of-a-kind course. Student will have fun being active in the outdoors.

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Gender: Mixed

Special Note:This course may be taken for elective credit once the physical education requirement is met.

 

Course: Aerobic Activity

Course Description:  Don’t let the name of this course fool you. Aerobic Activities is about experiencing new and exciting ways to increase your heart rate. Spin bikes, rock climbing, circuit training, Zumba, and core stability are just a few of the activities you will experience in this course. The focus is on the individual discovering their likes, and dislikes, of cardiovascular activities so personal fitness goals can be set and met in the way the individual prefers. Fill your life’s tool belt with activities that support a heart-healthy life and have fun while doing it.

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Gender: Mixed

Special Note:This course may be taken for elective credit once the physical education requirement is met.

 

Course:  Team Sports

Course Description:  Go beyond volleyball, flag football and basketball! Gain experiences in badminton, pickleball, ladder golf, birdie golf and Ultimate Frisbee. Team participation may be the focus for the course, but individual fitness is a priority. Experience a variety of team activities that help improve personal fitness levels and may be played at any age!   

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Gender: Single

Special Note:This course may be taken for elective credit once the physical education requirement is met.

 

 

HEALTH

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Course: Healthy Lifestyles I

Course Description: Want to experience a course like no other and complete your .5 Health graduation requirement and .5 of your PE requirement? Then this is the course for you! This hybrid – activity and classroom – course keeps the learning process engaging, spontaneous, and real-life. Don’t just learn about target heart rates in a classroom; experience what activities help you reach your target heart rate by using heart rate monitors during your favorite activity! Want to learn how to utilize your campus’s fitness room? Want to experience a taste of what your campus’s physical education department has to offer? Then this is the course for you. Healthy Lifestyles is designed with today’s student in mind. Enjoy gaining real-life knowledge while having fun using today’s technology! Join this class for an experience like no other!

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Gender: Mixed

Special Note: Counts for .5 Health AND .5 PE when taken with Healthy Lifestyles II. Must be taken in conjunction with Healthy Lifestyles II in order to receive credit.

 

 

Course: Healthy Lifestyles II

Course Description:  Healthy Lifestyles I and II should be consecutively taken during the same school year. The course is given two-separate course numbers and names in order to credit students who successfully complete both with .5 Health and .5 Foundations of Personal Fitness credit (Physical Education). Refer to Healthy Lifestyles I for the course description.

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Gender: Mixed

Special Note: Counts for .5 Health AND .5 PE when taken with Healthy Lifestyles I. Must be taken in conjunction with Healthy Lifestyles I in order to receive credit.

 

Course: Health

Course Description: This course is designed to be taken within the first few years of high school and meets the .5 Health graduation requirement. Health includes the study of the human body and the functions of its systems, drug abuse, first aid, CPR, and AED instruction, nutrition, and human sexuality and abstinence education.

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Gender: Mixed

Special Note: This course may be taken for elective credit once the health requirement is met. May also be taken in 8th grade for HS Health credit.

 

 

OTHER ELECTIVES

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Course: SPORTS MEDICINE I

Course Description: Are you interested in pursuing a career in physical therapy, occupational therapy, orthopedic surgery, or sports rehabilitation? Then this is the course for you!

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Gender: Mixed

Special Note: This course may be taken for elective credit once the physical education requirement is met.

 

 

Course: SPORTS MEDICINE II

Course Description: This course provides and in-depth study and application of the components of sports medicine including, but not limited to: basic rehabilitative techniques; therapeutic modalities,; wund care, taping and bandaging techniques, prevention, recognition, and care of musculoskeletal injuries; injuries to the young athlete; drugs in sports; and modern issues in sports medicine. Individualized and independent assignments will be included in the course.

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Gender: Mixed

Special Note: Instructor Approval needed. This course may be taken for elective credit once the physical education requirement is met.