SSIS Link Handbook Compendium EA Courses & Curriculum ED HS Course of Studies 07 High School Courses 08 Physical Education & Health

08 Physical Education & Health

     

    The high school program in Physical Education offers students the opportunity to develop their skills and learn strategies to remain physically and mentally fit for life.  

    Physical Education/Health 9

    Grade: 9   Length: 1 year   Credit: 1.0  

    Prerequisite: None

    Homework: LIGHT

    Physical Education/Health 9 provides the student an opportunity to experience a selected variety of team sports, individual sports, and fitness activities. The emphasis of these activities will focus on an active learning environment. Skill development using progressive drills, teamwork, strategies, basic game rules, and scoring and match information will be included. Sports may include basketball, volleyball, badminton, handball, floor hockey, soccer, dance, softball, track and field, or ultimate Frisbee. Skills for fitness activities including cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, agility, and flexibility are all aspects of this program. Health topics including the 5 components of fitness, how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, the benefits of being active for life and nutrition will be incorporated into a variety of units throughout the semester.

    Physical Education/Health 10

    Grade: 10   Length: 1 year   Credit: 1.0                      

    Prerequisite: None

    Homework: LIGHT  

    Physical Education/Health 10 students will continue to build and expand on the skills learned during the Grade 9 curriculum and will begin to develop a better understanding of game and team strategies. Activities may include group fitness (yoga and kickboxing), rugby, golf, soccer, basketball, dance, badminton and softball. Health topics include physical activity health basics, stress management, nutrition and health and wellness throughout life.

    Physical Education 11

    Grade: 11   Length: 1 semester   Credit: 0.5 or 1.0                 

    Prerequisite: None

    Homework: LIGHT

    Physical Education 11 will  provide students with an opportunity to experience a selected variety of team sports, individual sports and lifetime sports. Skill development, progressive drills using individual skills, teamwork, offensive and defensive strategies, and basic game rules will be included. There will be an emphasis on lifetime individual sports in hopes to instill a value of living an active and healthy lifestyle for life among the students. Activities may include: dance, martial arts, tennis, golf, mini olympics, different forms of football etc.  Students will be given an opportunity to develop their leadership skills through projects with the middle school and elementary PE programs as well as within our own class activities. 

    Physical Education 12

    Grade: 12   Length: 1 semester   Credit: 0.5 or 1.0               

    Prerequisite: None

    Homework: LIGHT

    Physical Education 12 will continue to build and expand on the Grade 11 curriculum and also develop some advanced teaching, coaching and refereeing strategies.

    Personal Fitness

    Grade: 11 and 12   Length: 1 semester   Credit: 0.5               

    Prerequisite: None

    Homework: LIGHT

    Personal Fitness is designed to introduce students to a variety of fitness benefits and ultimately enable them to design a comprehensive individualized training program that suits their needs for both present and lifetime health and fitness. Students will experience a variety of fitness activities from which they can build their knowledge base. By planning and implementing a personal fitness program, students will have the opportunity to improve their own current fitness, use self-management skills to maintain their own fitness levels, and learn about healthy lifestyle choices for their futures.

    Lifesaving

    Grade: 11 and 12   Length: 1 semester   Credit: 0.5             

    Prerequisite: Strong swimming ability

    Homework: LIGHT

    Swimming Ability Prerequisites:

    1. Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.

    2. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.

    3. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.

    4. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.

    -Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed. Surface dive, feet-first or head first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

    The purpose of this course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.  The course content and activities will prepare participants to make appropriate decisions about the care to provide in an aquatic emergency and a medical emergency.  Upon successful completion of the course students will receive a certificate which would allow them to seek employment as a lifeguard.

    Sports Medicine

    Grade: 11 and 12   Length: 1 semester   Credit: 0.5             

    Prerequisite: None

    Homework: LIGHT

    Sports Medicine is designed to introduce students to the various facets of health and wellness, anatomy and physiology, first aid care and athletic training techniques that relate to sports medicine and the field of health care. Students will learn prevention, assessment, and management techniques related to injuries that may occur during recreation and sporting events and activities. Students will explain basic taping and wrapping fundamentals, explore the role of the athletic therapist, identify first-aid supplies, describe common injuries, and apply basic taping and wrapping techniques to various body regions. Students will study and demonstrate first-aid skills and procedures, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillator (AED), for dealing with emergency situations. Upon successful completion of the first aid component of this course students will acquire Standard First Aid Certification which is an excellent addition to their resume.

     

     

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