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Health & PE Syllabi

Health & Physical Education


Ryan Fowler












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%)