Health & Physical Education
Description: This is a freshmen level course in Health & Physical Education. In this course the students will take a look at the impact their daily choices about health related topics have on their overall well-being. Also, the students will take a look at the history of many different sports, how to play the different sport/activity. The student will practice and analyze the various skills involved in the sport or activity.
· Make food choices that will maintain and promote a healthy lifestyle.
- Explain the risks associated with unhealthy behaviors (alcohol, tobacco, drugs).
- Explain the importance of effective social health and mental/emotional health.
- Describe the symptoms, causes, preventions, and treatments of communicable and non-communicable diseases.
- Demonstrate and describe proper first-aid and safety procedures for emergency situations.
- Describe how the benefits of exercise (e.g., disease prevention, self-esteem, improved fitness, weight control, improved appearance, higher energy level) are interrelated.
- Apply principles of exercise (e.g., frequency, intensity, duration, overload principle, progression, specificity, target zone).
- Develop health-related fitness (e.g., cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, body composition).
- Apply nutritional concepts (e.g., body composition, weight control, food/fluid selection, caloric balance) in meal planning.
- Establish, develop, and implement a lifetime personal fitness and activity plan.
- Apply movement concepts (e.g., space awareness, effort, formations that occur between objects and people) in various games, sports, and rhythmic activities.
- Demonstrate principles of motor skill refinement (e.g., accuracy, techniques, and physics).
- Analyze specialized movement sequences and patterns to make recommendations for improvement.
- Develop specialized motor skills (combination of locomotors, object manipulation, and movement concepts) for participation in rhythmic movement; individual, dual, and team games; and activities (e.g., baseball, soccer, dance, basketball).
- Define techniques to achieve consistency in performance of fundamental skills (e.g., throwing, catching, kicking, striking, dribbling) in games and activities.
- Analyze object manipulation to make recommendations for improvements.
Requirements: Students are required to have a writing utensil and a notebook daily. There is not an individual textbook for the students, but there is a classroom set that can be used.
Grading: Students will be evaluated on class assignments and activities including, but not limited to, the following:
- Homework (10%)
- Quizzes (20%)
- Tests (50%)
- Final Exam (20%)