Health & Physical Education
* .5 credit of Physical Education & Health required for graduation
Students in this course will participate in a variety of activities and sports focusing on individual fitness and leisure time activities. Students will be expected to participate on a daily basis in all activities. All classes are co- educational.
This unit is designed to introduce and provide opportunities for students to develop the basic and intermediate skills in a variety of sports and activities that they will be able to participate in now and in the future. Students will be exposed to the basic skills, strategies and etiquette of the various activities. The components of fitness: muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, body composition and cardiovascular fitness will be emphasized throughout the year.
BASKETBALL & FITNESS
This course is designed to give students the opportunity to learn and develop fundamental and advanced skills in basketball, as well as fitness concepts and conditioning techniques used for achieving and maintaining optimal physical fitness. Students will learn basic fundamentals and advanced techniques of basketball, aerobic training, and overall fitness training and conditioning.
PERSONAL FITNESS & WEIGHT TRAINING
This course is designed to provide instruction in the fundamentals of aerobic and strength conditioning exercises. Students will develop the ability to evaluate personal fitness levels and plan an individualized fitness program. Classes will be in the Weight Room and Gymnasium.
AEROBIC WALKING & CARDIO FITNESS
This course is designed to provide an opportunity for students to develop a fitness workout plan through the activities of walking and other forms of aerobic exercise.
Flexibility, cardiovascular and muscular endurance, as well as muscular strength will be emphasized. Students will be introduced to a low impact form of exercise that is a lifelong activity.
Health is a required course which includes the study of body systems, substance abuse, human sexuality, (including transmitted diseases) C.P.R. and basic first aid. A special emphasis is placed on contemporary health problems of adolescents including alcohol abuse, tobacco use, and other relevant topics. All classes are co-educational.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION EXEMPTION (Board Policy IGAFA)
A student who, during high school, has participated in JROTC, interscholastic athletics, marching band or cheerleading for at least two full seasons is not required to complete any physical education course to graduate. However, the student is required to complete one-half unit, consisting of at least 60 hours of instruction in another course of study.