Health and Physical Education

  • Classes Offered

    HEALTH

    Course Code: QPE946
    (This course fulfills the health education requirement)
    Health is designed to prepare students for lifelong decision-making, problem solving, and health and wellness management. The focus is on helping students assume an active role in developing healthy lifestyles for themselves and others. Class topics include wellness, mental/emotional health, drug and alcohol prevention, nutrition, fitness, CPR/AED, and human reproduction.

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION 1,2

    Course Code: QPE901, QPE902
    Introduction and expansion of fitness, technology, safety, nutrition, body awareness, team sport, individual/dual sport, and dance. Freshman class.

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION 3,4

    Course Code: QPE001, QPE002
    Introduction and expansion of fitness, technology, safety, body awareness, CPR/First Aid, racquet sport, team sport, water sport, adventure education, and recreational game.

    ATHLETIC INJURY RECOGNITION College Credit

    Course Code: QPE178
    (Physical Education or Career and Technical Education credit)
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Sports Medicine
    Students explore specific injuries and conditions. Students learn how acute, chronic, and hereditary conditions occur. Students will also learn how conditions can be differentiated by an evaluation of the mechanism, signs, and symptoms found during physical examination. Specific emphasis is placed on the recognition and immediate treatment of head and neck injuries. This course serves to explore some of the decision making skills required for careers where diagnostic decisions are made. It is recommended to take Musculoskeletal Anatomy or Anatomy & Physiology before taking this course. See Sports Medicine Practicum course for optional additional credit.

    ATHLETIC REHAB AND PREVENTION College Credit

    Course Code: QPE179
    (Physical Education or Career and Technical Education credit)
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Sports Medicine
    This course provides students with the opportunity to explore the role of prevention and rehabilitation in sports and even in everyday life. Students will learn the processes and decision-making involved with rehabilitation planning and treatment. Students will learn how to apply various physical activities and therapeutic modalities used in rehabilitation. This course serves to explore some of the decision making skills required for careers where therapeutic decisions are made. It is recommended to take Musculoskeletal Anatomy or Anatomy & Physiology before taking this course. See Sports Medicine Practicum course for optional additional credit.

    BODYSHAPING

    Course Code: QPE300
    Designed for students who wish to develop physical fitness through a variety of aerobic activities such as circuit training, aerobic dance (step, taebo, yoga), gym sticks, exercise balls, bosu balls, rope jumping, and walking/jogging. Students will be given instruction on proper warm-ups, stretching, flexibility, and cardiovascular improvement.

    COMPONENTS OF EXERCISE College Credit

    Course Code: QPE175
    (Physical Education or Career and Technical Education credit)
    This class provides the student with introductory skills and knowledge needed to pursue interests and careers in Exercise Science. This knowledge is used by personal trainers, coaches, strength and conditioning specialists, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and sports equipment designers. The coursework examines the foundations of exercise and physical activity needed for people to optimize their physical and mental health. Students will examine their own abilities in order to determine plans for achieving their own fitness goals, as well as creating fitness programs for clients based on individualized needs.

    HEALTH SCIENCES – CAREER EXPLORATION College Credit

    Course Code: QPE063
    (Physical Education or Career and Technical Education credit)
    Prerequisite: 10th through 12th grades. Instructor approval may be required – check with your counselor.
    This class offers students the opportunity to explore the high-demand, high-wage career field of healthcare. Students will work in the classroom to study a variety of healthcare related topics such as ethics, confidentiality, safety regulations, professional behavior, medical terminology and medical math. Upon successful completion of training, students will receive certification in: CPR/First Aid, HIV/AIDS Education, Bloodborne Pathogens. Fees for individual certifications will apply.

    INDIVIDUAL SPORTS AND RECREATION

    Course Code: QPE302
    Designed for students interested in the application of skills and strategies for individual/dual sports and recreational activities. The course includes ultimate Frisbee, golf, bowling, table tennis, badminton, pickle ball, lawn games (croquet, bocce, horseshoes), wheel activities, and orienteering and adventure. Rules, sportsmanship, and cooperative learning are emphasized. Fitness and conditioning activities pertaining to the sport will be incorporated into class lessons. Students will create personal fitness plans based on their fitness results.

    INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS MEDICINE College Credit

    Course Code: QPE177
    (Physical Education credit or Career and Technical Education credit)
    This class serves as an introduction to the concepts of sports and rehabilitation medicine. Students explore the effects of injury and the environment on the body and their implications to athletic performance. Specific emphasis is placed on the prevention of injury and initial treatments to prevent re-injury. Students will gain knowledge and skills regarding evaluating patient status, athletic injury taping, emergency planning, as well as leadership in sports and medical settings. Upon successful completion of training, students will receive certification in: CPR/First Aid, HIV/AIDS Education / preventing disease transmission. See Sports Medicine Practicum course for optional additional credit.

    NET SPORTS

    Course Code: QPE301
    Designed for students with a specific interest in net sports. The course may include tennis, badminton, pickle ball, and volleyball. Rules, sportsmanship, and cooperative learning are emphasized. Fitness and conditioning activities pertaining to the sport will be incorporated into class lessons. Students will create personal fitness plans based on their results and goals.

    PHYSICAL FITNESS

    Course Code: QPE003
    Prerequisite: 10th, 11th or 12th grade
    This one-semester course is designed to provide highly motivated or interested students the opportunity to improve their overall physical fitness. The class will offer a variety of fitness activities with recreational activities incorporated throughout to provide a change of pace from the strenuous activities required of the students.

    SPORTS MEDICINE PRACTICUM

    Course Code: QPE174
    Credit based on hours completed
    (Physical Education credit or Career and Technical Education credit)
    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in a Sports Medicine course
    Students will interact with athletes in various sports medicine settings including the training room and at athletic competitions. Opportunities will allow students to apply knowledge and skills related to sports and emergency medicine. Students will gain experience by learning to apply various preventative, emergency, and rehabilitation treatments while working with athletes.

    TEAM SPORTS

    Course Code: QPE303
    Course is designed for the students interested in the application of skills and strategies for cooperative/team sport games. Course will focus on strength and conditioning for each of the team sports; activities may include football, basketball, soccer, softball, and team handball. Rules, sportsmanship, and cooperative learning are emphasized. Students will create personal fitness plans based on their fitness results and goals.

    WEIGHT/FITNESS 1,2

    Course Code: QPE102, QPE103
    This class helps students to create a lifetime self-directed wellness plan. Cardiovascular and cardio-respiratory endurance, strength, flexibility and body agility will be the class focus.