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PE Course Offerings

Team Sports
General Physical Education

Offered: Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: None
This course is designed to introduce students to a variety of team sports ranging from basketball, volleyball, softball, flag football soccer and any other team oriented sport. This course offers the student the opportunity to learn the sport history, rules and regulations, etiquette, strategy and judgment, and basic motor skills.

Life Sports
Offered: Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: None
This course is designed to introduce students to different lifetime sports. The course may include the following: tennis, badminton, basketball, volleyball, golf, bowling and any other individual or dual sport or activity. It will also offer the student the opportunity to learn the sport history, rules and regulations, etiquette, strategy and judgment, and basic motor skills for each activity.

Weight Training
Advanced Physical Conditioning
Body Sculpting
Advanced Personal Fitness

Offered: Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: None
These courses are designed to introduce students to a program of activities that promotes the development of health related fitness. Activities may include stretching exercises, weightlifting, strength training, polymeric exercises, flexibility and physical fitness training. Students will devise an individual program for their fitness and strength level.

Personal Fitness (BPE) (Required for graduation)
Offered: Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: Offered only in 11th & 12th
Personal Fitness is designed to help students understand why exercise and fitness are important and will emphasize successful strategies for maintaining good cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, muscular strength, and muscular endurance. The course will follow a conceptual approach dealing with the following topics: understanding the nature of fitness; appraising individual fitness; understanding methods of conditioning, exercise precautions and fallacies, and problems with maintaining a lifelong fitness program; developing a personal fitness program; and assessing diet and exercise and how they affect your health. In addition the course includes the physical training and fitness goals.

Health (Required for graduation)
Offered: Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: Offered only in 11th and 12th
Health allows students to develop a higher state of wellness through an understanding of preventative health strategies as they pertain to personal health, mental health, nutrition, communicative and chronic diseases, consumer health, first aid and CPR, drug education, community health, and family living. An emphasis is placed on the decision-making process and preventative health care.

Aerobic Dance
Rhythm and Dance

Offered: Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: None
Aerobic dance is designed to introduce students to a rhythmic program of activities, which promote the development of cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, body toning, muscular strength and muscular endurance. 

Sports Medicine
Teacher Recommendation for 11th and 12th
Introduction into athletic training and fields relating directly to sports specific injuries and careers.

Track and Field
Outdoor Education

Offered:  Fall and Spring
Prerequisite:  None
This course introduces the history, rules, and basic skills involved in various track and field events, as well as promoting an appreciation of the outdoors with physical activities and adventure in an outdoor laboratory.

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