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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

Prerequisites: None

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

Prerequisites: None

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.

  

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

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

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.

   

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

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

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 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.

 

LIFETIME RECREATION SPORTS | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 80020

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

Description:  Lifetime Recreation Sports provides students with knowledge, experience, and an opportunity to develop skills in more than one recreational/team sport.  Some of the sports include, but are not limited to:  tennis, basketball, Frisbee golf, badminton, fishing, archery, pickle ball, and indoor climbing.

  

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

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

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.

 

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

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

Description: Weights for athletes provides each student athlete the opportunity to learn how to lift weights and train in supervised and safe environment. There is an emphasis on strength and conditioning activities that help develop muscular strength flexibility and cardiovascular fitness.   This course is intended for members who participate in athletic activities.

 

WEIGHT TRAINING FOR WOMEN ATHLETES | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 80090

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

Description:  Weights for female athletes provides each student athlete the opportunity to learn how to lift weights and train in supervised and safe environment. There is an emphasis on strength and conditioning activities that help develop muscular strength flexibility and cardiovascular fitness.   This course is intended for members who participate in athletic activities.

  

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

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

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

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

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.