HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Health and Physical Education 1 and 2
REQUIRED OF ALL STUDENTS. Theme: "Fitness for Life" Students learn how to exercise correctly through proper planning with emphasis on developing a good attitude toward lifetime physical activities. Health-related areas include cardiovascular fitness, strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, fat control and proper diet. Skill related areas include balance, coordination, reaction time, agility, power, and speed. Body conditioning, team sports, and individual activities are emphasized. A unit in destructive decisions covering such topics as use/abuse of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco, coping with stress, being an informed consumer, and HIV/AIDS is taught. A unit including First Aid and CPR is also offered.
Life Fitness and Nutrition
10 11 12
Students will be introduced to various methods of weight training, body building, and total fitness. The activities will include fitness evaluation, circuit training, the use of free weights and other fitness related activities. The importance of good nutrition and how it affects the body's function and performance will also be included.
(ONE SEMESTER COURSE)
(PREREQUISITE: PHYSICAL EDUCATION 1 AND 2)
Life Fitness and Nutrition is a GPA Course.
Students will be introduced and trained in the field of officiating. Rules in sport are intended to promote and preserve the sound traditions of the sport and the safety of participants. Students will learn how to become a registered M.H.S.A.A. official. Sports currently covered include: Baseball, Track, Softball, and Volleyball.
(ONE SEMESTER COURSE - FALL ONLY)
*Officiating is a non GPA course.
This course provides an introduction to the profession of athletic training with an emphasis on prevention and care of common athletic injuries. Classroom experience will include the basic skills necessary for student athletic trainers such as first aid, taping and wrapping.
(PREREQUISITE: Grade of "C" or higher in Physiology and Anatomy or Health / Physical Education Department approval.)
Training for the Male Athlete*
10 11 12
This course is ideal for the multi-sport athlete who wants to seriously train for high school sports. While this course is recommended for athletes, it is open to any student. The course will teach student athletes the proper way to train, the necessity of consistency in their training and develop leadership skills. We will incorporate balance, neuromuscular coordination, improving basic running technique, weight training and flexibility, while enhancing their sport performance and overall athleticism. The goal is to improve an individual's weaknesses and increase their athletic performance through speed, strength and movement training, while reducing unnecessary injury in all sports. This will be a high energy, extremely competitive environment. Only students with a sincere desire to become the best competitive athlete that they can be should enroll.
(One Semester course. This course may be repeated for credit by athletes with Department Chair permission)
(PREREQUISITE: A current physical, Health and Physical Education 1 and 2, or permission of the department chair.)
*Training for the Athlete is a non GPA course.
Training for the Female Athlete*
10 11 12
(Same as above.)