A course required for all freshmen. It is a co-educational course that offers a core curriculum designed to promote a positive attitude toward life long fitness and health. The focus is to promote health and fitness through sports in a non-threatening environment, thus promoting a positive self-image. Sports activities are included. Fulfills 10 credits of the high school graduation requirement in Physical Education.
PE 10 - 12
A course that is an extension of the PE 9 curriculum. Activities include a review of the personal fitness concepts, analysis of movement, leadership skills, knowledge of CPR and first aid, understanding excellence in sports. Sports activities are included. Fulfills 10 credits of the high school graduation requirement in Physical Education. Pre-requisite: PE 9.
Basic Weight Training
A 10 unit course in the basic weight training fundamentals. The course offers beginners the chance to build strength through method discovery. Content includes: Recognition of all muscles in body and type of exercises used to develop each, stretching; flexibility; spotting; safety; free weights; program designs; and cardiovascular development. Course design will focus on individual need and desire, leading to unique and successful program designs. Class work involves initial orientation, handouts/discussion, definitions, free weight specifics, & routine development for total body work. This class will focus on the development of strength and muscular endurance as they relate to overall health related fitness. Fulfills 10 credits of the high school graduation requirement in Physical Education. Pre-requisite: Passing of PE-9 with "C" or better and approval from weight training instructor.
Advanced Weight Training
A 10 unit follow-on course focusing on advanced techniques that emphasize the muscular strength/force and hypertrophy techniques that will help you to develop a precise program that meets individual athletes' sport-specific goals. In this course, you will move away from a one-program-fits-all approach to training toward one in which fine-tuning occurs. Strength training theories, hypertrophy balance, and body composition will be topics for discussion as well as in-depth discussions on nutrition and steroid use. Some cardiovascular work also will be encouraged. This course will also provide students with background knowledge and experience supporting careers in areas such as personal training, fitness instruction, corporate fitness/ worksite health promotion, and older adult fitness/wellness, as well as provide opportunities for personal enrichment and growth. Fulfills 10 credits of the high school graduation requirement in Physical Education.
Pre-requisite: Passing of PE-9 and Basic Weight Training with approval from weight training instructor.