Health and Physical Education

Course Descriptions


Health                                                                                                 ½ unit             1 semester

This course is designed to help students understand how nutritional requirements vary in relationship to age, gender, physical activity and health conditions. Students will identify eating disorders, substance abuse and their effects. They will be taught safety and first aid along with CPR training. It is also designed to increase health and safety literacy, instill responsible behavior and promote health and safety advocacy. The knowledge, attitudes, and skills developed as a result of this class will enable individuals to make informed choices that affect personal, family, and community health for a lifetime.

PE (Boys and Girls)                                                                          ½ unit             1 semester

Students will participate in a variety of games, sports, and rhythmic activities including: badminton, tennis, golf, pickle-ball, volleyball, soccer, basketball and softball. Students will also participate in weight lifting and aerobic exercise used for cardio-respiratory fitness.  This course is divided into gender specific classes.

Strength & Conditioning (Boys and Girls)                                     ½ unit             1 semester

Students will lift weights on Monday through Friday using workouts that are based upon the set/repetitions concept. Free bar and dumbbells are the major sources of training. Students will be grouped by abilities and each student works on his or her own individual capacity. Emphasis is on lifting concepts, maintenance of muscle tone endurance and establishment of a system of self-evaluation.  This course is divided into gender specific classes.

Cardio-Conditioning                                                                         ½ unit             1 semester

Cardio-Conditioning is a total body development concept that is an advanced aerobics course. It is open to both male and female students who have a strong desire to greatly improve their cardiovascular endurance. This high- intensity class will also increase muscularity, flexibility and balance. It is a course that will enhance and improve sports performance.

For more information, contact Department Head Cory Pocock.

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