Physical Education

Summary

All students are required to participate in and pass physical education. All physical education classes are coeducational. Students must change their clothes in order to participate and receive any credit. Clothes such as sneakers, shorts, sweat pants, and T-shirts are acceptable. Any type of inappropriate clothing will not be accepted. Physical education classes meet every other day. All physical education classes provide knowledge, understanding, appreciation, skills, technique, and strategy for a wide variety of sports and activities. Students must successfully complete four years of physical education in order to graduate. There are NO waivers or exemptions for physical education. If a student has a medical note from a doctor, they (parent/student) are responsible for completing an alternative activity sheet to meet requirements. Forms are available through the main office or from physical education teachers. This alternate activity sheet must be completed and signed by an attending physician and returned to the student’s physical education teacher.

Physical Education Courses

Athletic Training – Elective

Grades 11–12

1/2credit

This course provides an overview of the clinical and scientific fundamentals of athletic training. It covers the basic principles in prevention practices, injury recognition and evaluation, emergency care management and rehabilitation treatment of sports related injuries.

Sports Nutrition – Elective

Grades 11–12

1/2 credit

Sports nutrition teaches the elements of nutrition in relation to human energy requirements from rest to peak performance. The course covers the major nutrients, nutritional values of common foods, scientific basis for dietary planning and nutritional assessments relative to caloric intake and energy expenditure.

Lifespan Studies – Elective

Grades 9–12

Prerequisite:

  • The successful completion of Home and Career Skills at the middle school level or prior permission from the teacher.

1/2 credit

In this course (formerly known as Human Development) students will develop skills needed for understanding relationships across the lifespan. Students will learn an understanding of self, as well as dealing with change to cope with the challenges of living in today’s world. This course will help students explore career opportunities in this field and help them develop skills needed for employment. Students will be taught using a hands-on, experiential approach in a laboratory setting.