HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION
The World Health Organization states “Health is a state of complete physical and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Health is a dynamic, multi-dimensional state of well-being (physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual) that is variable, constantly changing and never stable. Upon completion of the course, a student will have a basic understanding of the following components of Health.
Mental Health – The student will be able to think clearly, express feelings, make responsible decision and handle stress.
Social Health – The student will become aware of friendship and dating skills, effective communication and peer pressure.
Nutrition – The student will become aware of nutritious eating habits, eating disorders, weight control and consequences of improper nutrition.
Drugs– The student will attain a foundation for responsible decision making in the use of medicine, in prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and legal action in the misuse/abuse of chemicals.
Disease & Disorders – The student will explore various communicable diseases and disorders.
Community and Environment – The student will study ways to maintain and promote the health of people and places around you.
Parenting-Students will attain information on responsible parenting, including care and healthy family dynamics.
Grade: 10, 11, 12
Length: 20 weeks
A change of clothing is needed – sneakers, shorts or sweatpants, t-shirt or sweatshirt; a swimsuit and towel are needed for pool activities.
Over twenty activities are offered with an emphasis on lifetime sports. Students are required to take two or three activities each marking period. Students are graded on attendance, participation, social skills and unit skills. The only time a student can receive credit without participation is a medical excuse from the doctor and they will need to complete a physical education work packet.
** 2 credits of Physical Education are required for graduation.
Students in senior high schools shall be provided instruction in hands-only (CPR) cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator. Students must participate in CPR instruction to meet HS graduation requirements.
Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
Length: 40 weeks/alternate days