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Physical Education

Health

Health has been designed to help students grow personally and socially by developing skills that will contribute to a strong and healthy life of positive choices.  Critical thinking will be stimulated through discussion, which will provide the opportunity to relate personal experience and find solutions to practical problems.  Health will have three essential objectives which will focus on Health Literacy (attitude/behavior, goal planning and decision making), Total Health (physical, mental and social health issues) and Making Choices (drugs, STI’s and abstinence).

Aquatics

This course includes activities in water acclimation, water safety, stroke technique instruction water sports, lap swimming, water fitness, snorkeling, and introduction to springboard diving.

Dance & Aerobics

This course is designed to introduce students to basic dance and a variety of aerobic activities.  Students will learn the 12 basic dance steps and be introduced to a variety of dances such as:  line, swing, samba, 50’s, 60’s, and others.  The aerobics portion of the course is to introduce students to wide variety of activities such as:  exercise balls, weight balls, resistance bands, dumbbells, step aerobics, Taebo, yoga, and relaxation that they can use to stay physically active.  Students will be required to create both a dance and an aerobics routine to present to the class.  This course will also touch on nutrition, muscles, and fitness components.

Lifetime Activities

This course will emphasize activities designed to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Activities may include tennis, table tennis, badminton, archery, horseshoes, frisbee golf, golf, and others.

Introduction to Athletic Strength and Conditioning

This course will emphasize proper techniques, safety, strength training, conditioning (running) and principles of athletic training.

Athletic Strength and Conditioning

This course will implement an athletically based strength and conditioning program for the development of the student athlete.  This class includes safety and proper techniques.  Integral parts of this class include: percentage training, circuit training, power and strength training, athletic conditioning (running) and explosive training.

Team Sports

This sport focuses on sportsmanship and teamwork, as well as the basic team concepts and fundamental skills of a variety of team sports.

Sports Medicine I

This course focuses on techniques in the care and prevention of athletic injuries as well as basics in anatomy, physiology and methods of emergency life support. The course includes techniques in taping, wrapping, basic athletic injury prevention and lower body evaluation techniques. Students will be required to accumulate a minimum of 20 hours outside of class time in the athletic training room or at athletic events.  This course does not fulfill the P.E. requirements for graduation; however, it is an elective credit.

Sports Medicince II

This course will further the student’s knowledge of injury evaluations and various procedures and techniques associated with sports injuries.  Course content will include upper extremity evaluation techniques, legal concerns, career fields in sports medicine and the different forms of rehabilitation. Students will be required to accumulate a minimum of 25 hours outside of class time in the athletic training room or at athletic events. This course does not fulfill the P.E. requirements for graduation; however, it is an elective credit.

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