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PHYSICAL EDUCATION, HEALTH DEPARTMENT COURSE OFFERINGS

 

  PHYSICAL EDUCATION I (required for 9th grade)   2 Credits 2 Semesters      Core 40, AHD, THD

Physical Education I provides an opportunity for the systematic development of lifetime skills through a variety of activities. Students will have the opportunity to perform and appreciate team sports, individual activities, physical fitness, weight lifting and develop motor skills in lifetime sports and activities. It requires daily "dressing out" in a prescribed uniform, and daily physical activity. Ongoing assessment includes both written and performance based skill evaluations. This course is designed for both boys and girls. Note: Students must take this course for graduation.
Note: Rental fees for towels and lock

Pre-requisite: None                                                                                                                                         

ELECTIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION ( Fitness ) ( 10, 11, 12 )   2 Credits, 2 Semesters    Core 40, AHD, THD

Advanced Physical Education is designed to develop minimum, individual physical fitness levels through the study of fitness programs, recreational and limited lifetime sports activities, and advanced skills and strategies of major team sports. Advanced Physical Education will assist students in understanding the need to maintain good physical fitness practices throughout one's life. This course requires daily "dressing out", and daily physical activity. Ongoing assessment includes both written and performance based skill evaluations. This course is designed for both boys and girls.
Note: A student may enroll in a maximum of 6 credit hours of this course.  Course requirements must be met to re-enroll in Fitness:

  • 1. Class size-preference to students who have not previously taken the class.
  • 2. The previous semester Fitness grade must have been a "B" or higher.
  • 3. Permission from the teacher (Fitness) and guidance counselor or the high school principal.

Rental fees for towels and lock. 

Pre-requisite: Students must pass both semesters of Physical Education I & II (Freshman level). Second semester, student must have a minimum average grade of C+ to be eligible to enroll. Without a C+ average student must receive a class waiver (permission) from the class instructor to enroll in this class.                                                                                                                                            

HEALTH EDUCATION ( 10, 11, 12 )  1 Credit, 1 Semester                                  Core 40, AHD, THD

High school Health Education provides the basis for continued methods of developing knowledge, concepts, skills, behaviors, and attitudes related to student health and well-being. This course includes the major content areas that are in a planned, sequential, comprehensive health education curriculum as expressed in the Indiana Health Education Standards Guide: (1) growth and development; (2) mental and emotional health; (3) nutrition; (4) family and social wellness; (5) consumer health; (6) personal health; (7) alcohol, tobacco and other drugs; (8) health promotion and disease prevention. Students are provided with opportunities to explore the effects of health behaviors on an individual quality of life. This course assists students in understanding that health is a lifetime commitment by analyzing individual risk factors and health decisions that promote health and prevent disease. Students are also encouraged to assume individual responsibility for becoming competent health consumers. A variety of instructional strategies are used to further develop health literacy.

Note: Required for graduation                                                                                                                             

 ELECTIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION ( Weight Lifting / Aerobics ) ( 10, 11, 12 ) 2 Credits, 2 Semesters          Core 40, AHD, THD

Weight lifting and Aerobics is a high intensity course, designed for students who are interested in getting into shape. Students will lift weights on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Tuesday and Thursday, students will either jog, power walk, step aerobics, or a variety of other aerobic activities. This course will emphasize proper weight lifting techniques, properly recording and charting results, and how to properly maintain the strength and endurance gained. Assessment includes performance gained evaluations.
Note: A student may enroll in a maximum of 6 credit hours of this course. Course requirements must be met to re-enroll. There is a towel rental fee and lock fee.

Pre-requisite: A student must pass both semesters of Physical Education I & II (freshman level). 
Second semester students must have a minimum grade average of a B- to be eligible to enroll in the Weight and Aerobics class. Without a B- average a student must receive a class waiver (permission) from the instructor to enroll. If a student wishes to repeat the class, it will be based on the following criteria:

  • 1. Class size-preference to students who have not previously taken the class.
  • 2. The previous semester of Weight/Aerobics grade must be a "B" or higher.
  • 3. Permissions from the teacher (Weight & Aerobics) and guidance counselor or high school Principal        

ADVANCED HEALTH EDUCATION ( 10, 11, 12 )  2 Credits, 2 Semesters

Semester One- Basic Fundamental of Athletic Training            
Semester Two- Advanced Athletic Training & Methods
Students will be introduced to topics and careers in the field of Sports Medicine. Major topics discussed include injury prevention, injury treatment and injury rehabilitation. Students who have an interest in a medical or allied health related career are encouraged to enroll in this course. During the second semester, students will have the opportunity to practice methods of preventative taping, injury treatment modalities, and to qualify to work with the athletic trainer as a student assistant.                                                 

Pre-requisite: None