Health and Physical Education

  • HEALTH

    Course Code: PPE001
    (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. 

    PE FOUNDATIONS A, B

    Course Code:  PPE007, PE008
    Exploration of lifelong fitness with instruction in team & individual sports, fitness & conditioning activities, resistance training, flexibility, and safety. Teamwork and sportsmanship is instructed and expected. 

    PE FOUNDATIONS C, D

    Course code: PPE009, PPE010
    Exploration of lifelong fitness with instruction in team & individual sports, fitness & conditioning activities, resistance training, flexibility, and safety. Teamwork and sportsmanship is instructed and expected.

    PERSONAL FITNESS AND CONDITIONING

    Course Code:  PPE013
    Designed for students who wish to develop physical fitness through a variety of aerobic activities such as circuit training, aerobic dance (step, Tae Bo, 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.

    INDIVIDUAL & RECREATIONAL SPORTS

    Course Code: PPE014
    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, orienteering and adventureRules, 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.

    NET SPORTS

    Course Code: PPE015
    Designed for students with a specific interest in net sports.  This 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.

    HEALTH SCIENCE PRACTICUM

    Course Code: PVO069
    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: PPE016
    Course is designed for the students interested in the application of skills and strategies for cooperative/team sport games.  This 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. 

    STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

    Course Code:  PPE017
    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

    COMPONENTS OF FITNESS

    Course Code: PPE003
    (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 fitness and health. Students will examine their own abilities to determine plans for achieving their own fitness goals and learn to apply that understanding to create fitness programs for patients or clients based on individualized needs. Students will suit up and spend time in the gym, weight room, and fields in this course to the concepts of each component of fitness into practice.

    SPORTS MEDICINE EXPLORATION

    Course Code:  PPE004
    (Physical Education credit or Career and Technical Education credit)
    This class serves as an introduction to concepts within sports and rehabilitation medicine. Students explore the effects of injury and the environment on the body and their implications to physical performance. Specific emphasis is placed on the prevention of injury, assessment of function, initial injury treatments, and basic rehabilitation. Students will gain knowledge and skills regarding evaluating patient status and athletic injury taping. Students will suit up and spend some time in the gym, weight room, and fields in this course to practice and perform prevention & rehabilitation exercises. Students are encouraged to also take Healthcare Core Skills course for complimentary skill development.

    SPORTS MEDICINE II

    Course Code: PPE006
    (Physical Education or Career and Technical Education credit)
    Prerequisite: Sports Medicine Introduction and minimum 10th grade status
    Students explore the role of sports injury prevention and rehabilitation. Students will learn how therapeutic modalities are used to promote healing and why rehabilitation creates the best opportunity for a full return to participation. It would be beneficial (but not required) to take Anatomy & Physiology A before taking this course. Students are also encouraged to take Healthcare Core Skills course for complimentary skill development.

    FEMALE STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

    Course Code: PPE018
    Designed for female students interested in their strength and conditioning. This course introduces fundamental resistance techniques and movements incorporated in machine and free-weight resistance training and body-weight conditioning programs. Students will follow a structured program designed to improve and enhance fitness, muscular endurance, and strength. This course has been developed to give female students the opportunity to learn weight training concepts and techniques used to obtain optimal physical fitness. Students will be introduced to the fundamental concepts necessary to successfully create a fitness plan

    ADVANCED STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

    Course Code:  PPE019
    Prerequisite: Strength and Conditioning or Female Strength and Conditioning as well as teacher approval to take the course.
    Designed for students interested in obtaining higher learning and experience. Advanced Strength and Conditioning students will incorporate basic weight lifting techniques, while gaining exposure to advanced techniques and concepts used in the fitness and personal training industry.  Students will apply skills learned in Strength and Conditioning to develop and implement individual workout plans. 

    WALK/JOG FOR FITNESS

    Course Code: PPE020
    Designed for students interested in the basic concepts involved in safely and effectively improving cardiovascular fitness.  Emphasis is on walking, jogging, or running as a means of achieving personal fitness goal.  Upon completion, students should be able to understand and appreciate the benefits derived from these activities. Students will be required to participate and dress appropriately for all weather conditions. Students and parents will be required to sign and return the class rules and off campus liability forms the first week of classes.

    YOGA/PILATES

    Course Code:  PPE021
    Prerequisite: 10th, 11th or 12th grade
    Designed for students with an interest in both Yoga and Pilates. This class will focus on practicing Yoga poses and Pilates exercises to enhance one's sense of proprioception, mind-body awareness, flexibility, and muscular strength and endurance.

    SWIMMING

    Course Code: PPE022
    Designed for students with some experience in swimming the class is intended to improve the swimming, and water safety skills for beginner to advanced swimmers. Students should be able to float and/or tread water and dunk underwater prior to the first day of class. Emphasis will be placed on stroke technique, swimming endurance, water safety techniques & procedures, as well as recreational aquatic activities and aquatic sports.

    FITNESS PEER TUTOR 

    Course Code: PPE023
    Designed for 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.