Health & Physical Education

  • All students must complete 2.0 credits as follows to graduate from high school:

    0.5 Health credit   +  1.5 Physical Education credits = 2.0 credits

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    Introduction to Health & Fitness (HEF 111/112)

    Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12. (This course is required for grad year 2018 or later.) 

    Credit:  Health, Physical Education, or Elective 0.5 This course is a prerequisite for physical education courses. This class is an introductory course designed to promote lifetime fitness. Students will understand the five components of fitness and perform various activities to enhance their fitness levels in all five areas. Fitness assessments will be administered and evaluated throughout the semester. Students will understand elements of nutrition, safety and basic anatomy and physiology.


    Health (HEF 215/216) 

    Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12. 

    Credit:  Health or Elective 0.5

    Students learn the importance of total health/wellness by studying the mental, physical and social aspects of healthy lifestyles. Topics include the nervous system, alcohol and drug abuse, nutrition, eating disorders, fitness and stress management.

     

    Aerobics (HEF 105/106)

    Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12 (repeatable)

    Credit:  Physical Education, or Elective 0.5

    Prerequisite: Introduction to Health & Fitness

    Aerobics is designed to create a satisfactory level of physical fitness, improve the cardiovascular system, and promote well-being.  Aerobic activities such as floor exercises, speed walking, step aerobics, cardio flex, running and hand weights are used. 


    Advanced Aerobics (HEF 361/362) 

    Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12 (repeatable) 

    Credit:  Physical Education or Elective 0.5

    Prerequisite Must be currently enrolled or have already taken Introduction to Health & Fitness and have received a “C” or better in Aerobics (HEF 105/106).

    This course is designed for students who are interested in a regimen of aerobic exercise at an intermediate to advanced level.  This course will focus on criteria essential to establishing and maintaining one’s lifelong fitness abilities through step aerobics, interval training and other aerobic activities.  It will include nutrition and wellness techniques to further a healthy lifestyle. Students should expect the class to be at a much faster and strenuous pace than regular aerobics.

     

    Field/Court Sports (HEF 205/206) 

    Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12 (repeatable) 

    Credit:  Physical Education, or Elective 0.5

    Prerequisite: Must be currently enrolled or have already taken Introduction to Health & Fitness.

    This program is designed to maintain one’s physical conditioning through the use of individual and team activities. Diverse activities will include racquet sports, indoor and outdoor games and days geared toward improving cardiovascular endurance. Activity choices will depend on enrollment, weather and facilities. Individual skills and team concepts will be developed in court games such as tennis, badminton, pickleball, volleyball and basketball. Fitness testing will be conducted each semester.

     

    Weight Training (HEF 207/208) 

    Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12 (repeatable) 

    Credit:  Physical Education, or Elective 0.5

    Prerequisite: Must be currently enrolled or have already taken Introduction to Health & Fitness.

    This course helps students develop an individual program to fit their own needs. Students work toward improved free weight techniques, increased flexibility and speed development.


    Advanced Weight Training (HEF 251/252/552)

    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 (repeatable) 

    Credit:  Physical Education, or Elective 0.5

    Prerequisite: Must be currently enrolled, or have taken, Introduction to Health & Fitness and Weight Training (HEF 207/208)

    This course focuses on serious weight lifters.  Activities are designed toward athletic training needs. Bench, squat, deadlift and power cleans are requirements.

     

    Conditioning (HEF 103/104)

    Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12 (repeatable) Credit:  Physical Education, or Elective 0.5

    Prerequisite: Must be currently enrolled or have already taken Introduction to Health & Fitness.

    This course is designed to teach student’s techniques in developing muscular strength endurance, as well as aerobic conditioning.  Weight training alternated with cardiovascular conditioning is the hallmark of this course. Cardiovascular conditioning will consist of running and recreational activities. Students will be taught the proper principles of training and how these principles relate to conditioning.  Students are encouraged to develop their own lifetime fitness goals. Fitness testing will be conducted each semester.

     

    Advanced Conditioning (HEF 252/253/554)

    Grade Level:  9,10, 11, 12

    Credit:  Physical Education, or Elective 0.5

    Prerequisite: Must be currently enrolled or have already taken Introduction to Health & Fitness and Conditioning (HEF 103/104)

    This course is designed to teach students advanced techniques in developing muscular strength endurance, as well as aerobic conditioning.  Weight training alternated with cardiovascular conditioning is the hallmark of this course. Cardiovascular conditioning will consist of running and recreational activities. Students will be taught the proper principles of training and how these principles relate to conditioning. Students are encouraged to develop their own lifetime fitness goals. Fitness testing will be conducted each semester.

     

    Zumba (HEF 113)

    Grade Level:  9,10, 11, 12

    Credit:  Physical Education, or Elective 0.5

     

    Zumba is a Latin Inspired Dance Fitness Program that incorporates styles such as: Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia and more. In this course, students would learn routines composed of the different dance styles, compose routines of their own as individuals and/or in small groups and learn about the history and rhythms of each dance style.



    The Health & Physical Education courses listed below are offered through the Career and   Technical Education Department.  Please see the CTE section beginning on page 16.



    Introduction to Nutrition and Fitness (CTF 401)

    Grade Level: 9,10, 11, 12

    Credit:  Health, Physical Education, Occupational or Elective 1.0

    Prerequisite: Teacher permission.

    In this course, students will learn about the role nutrition plays in overall human health. The topics will cover information about nutritional needs, digestion, diet analysis, planning balanced meals, how to prepare nutritious foods through healthy cooking, health problems related to poor diet, safe and sanitary handling of food, nutrition careers, and how to plan a life-long fitness program. The focus is to help students learn how good nutrition and fitness affects health.

     

    Science of Nutrition and Health (CTF 402)

    Grade Level: 9,10, 11, 12

    Credit:  Health, Physical Education, Occupational or Elective 1.0

    Prerequisite: Teacher permission.

    In this course - a continuation of CTF 401 - students will learn about the scientific role nutrition plays in overall human health. 

     

    Nutrition & Fitness for Lifelong Health (CTF 403)

    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Credit: Health, Physical Education, Occupational/CTE or Elective 1.0

    College Credit may be available; see note at beginning of Career/Technical Education Section - Fees Students must take Nutrition & Fitness 1 prior to taking this course. It is the combination of these two classes that qualifies the student to earn health and PE credit. In this course, students will take a in-depth study of nutrients.The topics will cover information about nutritional needs, digestion, diet analysis, planning balanced meals, how to prepare nutritious foods through healthy cooking, health problems related to poor diet, safe and sanitary handling of food, nutrition careers, and how to plan a life-long fitness program. The focus is to help students learn how good nutrition and fitness affects health.

     

    Physical Fitness Technician (CTF 107/108)      

    Grade level 10, 11, 12

    Credit:  Health, Physical Education, Occupational or Elective 0.5

     

    This course is designed to give students the knowledge and understanding necessary to prepare for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam and become effective personal trainers. Students will also gain knowledge that covers other industry fields; kinesiology, physical therapy, athletic coaching, just to name a few. This course presents the ACE Integrated Fitness Training™ (ACE IFT™) Model as a comprehensive system for designing individualized programs based on each client’s unique health, fitness, and goals. The information covered by this course and the ACE IFT Model will help students learn how to facilitate rapport, adherence, self-efficacy, and behavior change in clients, as well as design programs that help clients to improve posture, movement, flexibility, balance, core function, cardiorespiratory fitness, and muscular endurance and strength.

     

    Intro to Medical Careers 1  (CTF 209/210)

    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Credit: Health, Occupational, or Elective 0.5



    Intro to Medical Careers 2  (CTF 261/262)

    Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12

    Credit:  Science, Health, Occupational, or Elective 0.5

    Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Health Sciences 1

     

    Sports Medicine (CTF 211/212)

    Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

    Credit:  Occupational, Health, or Elective 1.0

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Health Sciences 1

     

    Biomedical Innovations  (CTF 269/270)      

    Grade Level: 12

    Credit: Health, Occupational/CTE, Lab Science or Elective 1.0 NCAA approved

    Prerequisite:  Medical Interventions


    Child Development/Parenting 1  (CTF 205/206)

    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Credit: Occupational, Health, or Elective 0.5

     

    Child Development/Parenting 2  (CTF 255/256)

    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Credit: Occupational, Health, or Elective 0.5

     

    Family Health   (CTH 301/302)

    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Credit: Occupational, Health, or Elective 0.5

     

    Army JROTC

    Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12 @ GKHS

    Year 1 (GEN 207/208) Year 2 (GEN 251/25A) Year 3 (GEN 252/25B) Year 4 (GEN 253/25C)

    Credit: Physical Education, Occupational, or Elective 1.0 - Fees may apply

     

    Air Force JROTC

    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 @ BHS

    Year 1 (GEN 209/210) Year 2 (GEN 254/25D) Year 3 (GEN 260) Year 4 (GEN 256/25F)

    Credit:  Physical Education, Occupational, CTSS 252 World Studies 1.0 or Elective 1.0 - Fees may apply

     

    Navy JROTC

    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 @ SLHS

    Year 1 (GEN 211/212) Year 2 (GEN 257/25G) Year 3 (GEN 258/25H) Year 4 (GEN 259/25I)

    Credit:  Physical Education, Occupational, Elective - Fees may apply

     

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