Course Descriptions

Physical Education provides a coeducational, comprehensive program of lifetime and team sports and physical fitness activities. Physical fitness tests are mandatory. Physical Education is required every year and a passing grade must be achieved each year to graduate. Health Education courses are required in grades 11 and 12. A passing grade must be achieved in each course in order to graduate. Health Education provides a basis of knowledge about health and wellness that leads to the development of skills, attitudes, and behaviors conducive to overall well-being physically, emotionally, socially, and mentally. Ultimately health education promotes responsible decision making that contributes to a healthy lifestyle. Driver Education Theory is required in the tenth grade.

P551 PHYSICAL EDUCATION 10-12 (cs) 10-12 3/6 0.25

This course includes a selection of team and lifetime sport activities with emphasis upon skill development and application of skills to promote lifetime wellness. Also included is adventure education, a challenge by choice component that promotes the development of life skills through group activities and the climbing wall. Lifetime activity options include archery, golf, tennis, table tennis, badminton, aerobic fitness, weight training, and low-impact activities such as powerwalking, aerobics and linedancing. Team options include softball, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, and court hockey. Health-related fitness activities and testing with emphasis upon muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness are included.

P552 ADVANCED PHYSICAL EDUCATION 11-12 (cs) 11-12 3/6 0.25

(Prerequisite: Grade of 90% or above, skill proficiency, and recommendation must come from previous P.E. instructor)
This course includes the selection of lifetime and team sport activities and is designed for students with advanced skill levels in a more competitive environment. Lifetime activity options include archery, golf, tennis, badminton, table tennis, and weight training. Team options include softball, ultimate frisbee, soccer, flag football, basketball, volleyball, and court hockey. Health-related fitness activities and testing with emphasis upon muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness are included. Also included is adventure education, a challenge by choice component that promotes the development of life skills through group activities and the climbing wall.

P550 ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION (cs) 9-12 3/6 0.25

This course is available to students who are unable to successfully participate in the regular physical education program. The course is designed to meet individual needs regardless of physical, mental or emotional limitations in a remedial, supplemental, modified, or rehabilitative course. The course includes gross motor skill development with an emphasis on personal fitness and lifetime sports. Health-related fitness activities and testing with emphasis upon muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness are included.

P250 DRIVER EDUCATION THEORY (cs) 10 3/6 0.25

This course must be taken in grade 10 and passed in order to graduate. It provides knowledge and attitudes necessary for safety on the road. The course fosters a strong sense of driver responsibility, addresses safe and efficient use of the vehicle, and encourages positive attitudes toward law enforcement officials and rules of the road. Drug and alcohol concepts and topics will be included in this course.

P351 HEALTH 11 (cs) 11 3/6 0.25

This course must be taken in grade 11 and passed in order to graduate. It includes the study of the following health content areas: mental and emotional health, family and social health, personal health and physical activity, alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

P450 HEALTH 12 (cs) 12 3/6 0.25

This course must be taken in grade 12 and passed in order to graduate. It includes the study of the following health content areas: family and social health, growth and development, chronic and communicable disease, consumer and community health, environmental health, and alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

P255 FIRST AID/ATHLETIC TRAINING 1 (s) 10-12 6/6 0.50

This course is for students interested in learning first aid, anatomy, muscle mechanics and prevention and care of athletic injuries. Students will become certified in first aid and CPR, infant, child and adult. Included in the framework of the course will be classroom and practical experiences. This course may be applicable to those interested in pursuing an allied health or medical career; i.e., physical therapist, nurse, athletic trainer, E.M.T., etc.

P256 FIRST AID/ATHLETIC TRAINING 2 (s) 11-12 6/6 0.50

(Prerequisite: First Aid/Athletic Training 1)
This course offers students the opportunity to learn prevention, care, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries in depth. Included is human anatomy, exercise physiology, kinesiology, and the principles of strength development. Presented in an applied format, the course will enable the students to explore the curriculum in practical laboratory experiences. This is a semester course.

P257 INTRODUCTION TO ALLIED HEALTH 10-12 6/6 1.00

This course serves as a foundation for students interested in Allied Health careers. Some examples include nursing, physician’s assistant, physical therapist, occupational/recreational therapist, etc. Students will explore a variety of career opportunities, learn about the technical skills which are employed in the Allied Health professions, visit local medical clinics, and participate in numerous health-related hands-on activities.