Course Descriptions

Physical Education

Health & Wellness A

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: None

This course emphasizes the importance of healthy lifestyle choices for one’s overall health and quality of life. Students will learn various components of health to enhance their knowledge of personal, community and world health issues. They also engage in research to explore communicable and non-communicable diseases, health risk factors and treatments and prevention.

*This course is required to fulfill the Physical Education requirement

Health & Wellness B

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: Health & Wellness A

This course is the continuation of Health & Wellness A for students who wish to further their study of living a healthy lifestyle. Students will learn various components of health to enhance their knowledge of personal, community and world health issues. They also engage in research to explore communicable and non-communicable diseases, health risk factors and treatments and prevention.

Physical Education I A

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: None

Physical Education 1 Part A is a half credit course that counts towards the required 1-credit to meet the State’s graduation requirements for physical fitness PLUS meeting the State’s Health Education curriculum requirements. In this course, students will focus on growing their understanding and application of principles related to their physical fitness, healthy eating, and selected issues in personal and community health. Students will begin their 8-Week required Fitness & Nutrition Log to document their progress towards self-established goals in physical activity and healthy eating habits. This required log will continue into Part B. Students will also explore additional health topics, including: hygiene, first aid, exercise safety, adolescent development, human sexuality, relationships, dating, and identity development.

Physical Education I B

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: None

Physical Education 1 Part B is a half-credit course that counts towards the required 1-credit to meet the State’s graduation requirements for physical fitness PLUS meeting the State’s Health Education curriculum requirements. In this course, students will continue growing their understanding and application of principles related to their physical fitness, healthy eating, and selected issues in personal and community health. Students will continue their 8-Week required Fitness & Nutrition Log to document their progress towards self-established goals in physical activity and healthy eating habits. Students will also explore additional health topics, including: resiliency, mental health, self-esteem and teamwork, drugs, alcohol, violence and gang violence, conflict resolution, environmental health, and diversity training.

Physical Education II

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: Permission from parent to participate in physical activity of student’s choosing.

This P.E. course is a continuation of P.E. for students who wish to earn an additional half credit. Students submit a daily or weekly log of physical activity in which they participate. Students may choose individual physical activities such as walking, skate boarding, swimming, and dance. Students who participate in team sports may submit their time log for all practices and games. 60 hours of activity are required to earn 0.5 credit.