Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Physical Education and Health are important parts of the total educational program. Students participate in physical activities that allow them to develop an understanding of the physical abilities of themselves and others. The mental and emotional benefits of physical activity become evident when an active role in physical activity is encouraged. A variety of activities are incorporated into the physical education program and include team sports individual sports, yoga, dance, and adventure courses. Health classes are designed to promote student learning with regard to health issues that affect their immediate and long-term health. Health education provides students with knowledge of skills necessary to confront health related issues.
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Department: Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Students will develop a deeper understanding of the five components of Fitness, the FITT principle, biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, and the effects of exercise on the human body. Students will learn multiple modalities for improving one’s fitness and will demonstrate competence and confidence in practical application of these skills.