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Health and Physical Education Department

 
 
Recommended Course
Course: Health I
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.5
Prerequisite: None
Health I is a one semester, three-unit course designed to explore health and wellness, looking at the different types of health and all of the influences on healthy decisions. Students will investigate life skills, communication skills, decision-making strategies. Additional topics will include adolescence, mental & emotional health, and physical health topics such as nutrition, body image, metabolism, and fitness. Finally, students will learn about methods to minimize health risks in the environment, prevent injuries, and when to visit a health care provider. 
 

 
Recommended Course
Course: P.E. Online
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credits: 0.5
Prerequisite: None
This is a one semester, four-unit course designed to provide students with the basic skills and information needed to begin a personalized exercise program and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. In this course, students will participate in fitness pre and post assessments in which they will measure and analyze their levels of fitness based on the five components of physical fitness: muscular strength, endurance, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and body composition. Students will also learn more about the benefits of physical activity, as well as the exercise techniques and guidelines that will keep them safe and healthy. 
 

Elective Course
Course: Wellness
Grades: 11, 12
Credits: 0.5
Prerequisite: None
Wellness is a one semester course designed to explore teen components of healthful living. Students will receive iPads with pre-installed Apps that will monitor their wellness levels as it relates to physical health (PE, Health-based content) and environmental health (Health, Science-based content). Students will explore ways they can maintain or improve upon their current level of fitness, healthy diet, and environmental awareness and safety. 
 

 
Elective Course
Course: Health II
Grades: 11, 12
Credits: 0.5
Prerequisite: None
Health II is a one semester, three-unit course designed to continue the exploration of health and wellness, looking at the different types of health concerns teenager and young adult face. Students will explore topics such as tobacco, alcohol, illegal drug use, as well as appropriate use for medicine and prescription drugs. Other topics will include communicable & non- communicable diseases, physical injuries, and prevention methods. Finally, students will study family dynamics, life changing events, healthy relationships, sexual health, reproduction, fetal development, life staging, and the aging process.