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Physical Education

All potential course offerings in the subject of Physical Education are listed alphabetically below.   Please Note: In any given year, whether a course is offered depends on the number of requests received for that course. 
 
DANCE FITNESS | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 80055

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

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Description: Dance Fitness provides students with experiences in one or several dance forms - both traditional and modern - and incorporates elements of lifetime fitness.

 

HEALTH EDUCATION | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 80511

Grades: 9

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Description: Through the understanding of the information that comes from the class lessons in Health, our students will make educated decisions regarding their lifelong wellness. Students will become involved in the topics of health through research, interaction and discussion in the classroom. Research will be directed toward diseases of the human body and students will make use of the department’s new human performance lab to test and evaluate fitness levels among various groups.

  

FLY FISHING AND ARCHERY | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

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Description:  This class offers students an opportunity to learn and participate in two lifetime fitness activities. The Fly Fishing instruction focuses on teaching the skills of flycasting and identification of trout species, insects and aquatic environment.  The Archery section will be taught under the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) curricula with the emphasis on safety training, target shooting techniques, and stewardship in the outdoors. Fall semester.

 

MULTIFITNESS | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 80052

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

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Description: This course is designed for the serious student/student athlete who wishes to increase overall fitness and improve body composition (body fat %). Students will combine weight training, aerobic workouts, pilates, and plyometrics to improve speed, overall strength, endurance and core development. Flexibility will be developed through stretching activities.

  

OFFICIATING | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

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Description:  This course is designed for students who have interest in officiating sports. Students will be introduced to the rules and techniques of officiating team sports.

 

OUTDOOR EDUCATION | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 80041

Grades: 10, 11, 12

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Description: This is a rigorous and challenging course that engages students in many outdoor activities.  The activities we participate in are seasonal and depend on facilities availability, weather and environmental conditions and include: hiking, backpacking, outdoor living, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, rafting, mountain biking, kayaking, rock climbing, and indoor climbing (on our new 18' X 24" climbing wall).  Outdoor leadership, survival, and orienteering skills are all emphasized and practiced in each activity.  A major project is required along with one overnight backpacking trip.

 

OUTDOOR LITERATURE & FLY FISHING | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 10611

Grades: 10, 11, 12

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Description: As part of the expanding emphasis on reading through content areas, Outdoor Literature and Fly Fishing takes a unique stance. Students will be responsible for reading and responding to a broad range of literature. However, unlike general English classes, the literature will deal with topics to include fishing, hunting, hiking, climbing, rafting, and mountaineering (among others). Grading is based upon projects, oral and group presentations, journals, and commentary pieces. Students should enter the class clearly understanding that they will have outside reading assignments. The fly fishing segment of the class is specific instruction in the art of presenting the fly to trout in moving water.

 

PERSONAL TRAINING | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 80171

Grades: 9, 10, 11 12

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Description:  This course is designed for the student who wishes to pursue a career in the fitness industry. The class will be rooted in science-based research from industry leading experts. This class will be a foundation for students that might wish to achieve certification of many types upon high school graduation.

 

TEAM SPORTS | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 80020

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

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Description: This course is designed to give students the basic skills, strategies, techniques, and rules in various sports activities. General overall fitness will be enhanced with one day each week dedicated to aerobic fitness. Weather and facility determine the order of units. Activities may include, but are not limited to, Tennis, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate Frisbee, Speedball, Basketball, Floor Hockey, Volleyball, Badminton, Matball.

 

WALKING/FITNESS ACTIVITIES | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 80053

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

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Description: Designed for those individuals who want to improve cardiovascular fitness and general strength through vigorous aerobic walking with one day a week dedicated to a higher intensity aerobic or anaerobic workout.  General fitness will be developed through warm-up and cool-down exercises.

 

WEIGHT TRAINING | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 80090

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

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Description: This class offers an individual the opportunity to improve body composition and gain muscular strength and endurance, while learning the most effective, safe, and current exercises with one day each week dedicated to aerobic fitness. Individualized programs are created and utilized.

 

WOMEN'S MULTIFITNESS | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 80054

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

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Description: We combine a variety of exercises to develop cardiovascular fitness, muscle tone, strength, agility, balance, flexibility, and improve body composition (body fat %), while learning the safest and latest techniques. Women’s health issues will also be discus

 

YOGA JOURNALING | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 11993

Grades: 9, 10, 11 12

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Description: Yoga Journaling combines the practice of yoga with journal writing techniques to assist students in building essential lifelong skills. The writing will encourage creativity, self-awareness, and fluency. The yoga practice will develop flexibility and strength in ligaments, muscles, and joints, reduce stress and anxiety, and increase self-confidence. In addition, students will research articles about the practice of writing or yoga and cite sources correctly.

 

YOGA/WALK/ CARDIO | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 80051

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

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Description: This course offers you the opportunity to learn basic yoga techniques three days per week while improving your cardiovascular endurance two days per week. Yoga benefits include: greater flexibility which can reduce incidents of injury, improved strength, balance, posture, the overall awareness of the body through relaxation and breathing activities, and increased immunity towards disease. The cardiovascular workouts include a variety of exercises that increase the heart rate. The class may do cardio-walking, and will also use the new cardio-exercise room, or other aerobic activities.