Physical Education Courses

EHS Academic Course Offerings

Students take one credit (two trimesters) of Freshmen PE/Health. Students can enroll in no more than two Physical Education classes per Trimester. In addition to the required credit, students can meet an additional life/health competency through additional elective physical education courses.

 

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 AQUATICS I

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: Freshman PE

This course is designed for the beginner and advanced beginner swimmer. The objective is to give the participants confidence in fundamental skills such as floating on the front and back and developing locomotion skills in the freestyle, backstroke, sidestroke, and breaststroke. Focus will also be on developing deep water skills such as treading, survival floating, and beginning diving. Games and activities will be designed to improve fitness and foster cooperation.

AQUATICS II

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: Freshman PE

This course is designed for the intermediate swimmer who is already confident in the water. Emphasis will be placed on improving stroke technique, swimming endurance, deep water safety, and basic diving skills. Games and activities will be designed to improve fitness and foster cooperation.

DEVELOPING TEAM LEADERS

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course is an opportunity for students to develop their leadership potential. Students are introduced to leadership and have the opportunity to examine their views on leadership. They will also understand the rewards, risks and responsibilities of leadership.

**FIRST AID/CPR/EMR 

(Gr 11-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

A technical-level course designed to instruct students in the requirements and skills to obtain national certifications for First Aid, CPR, and Emergency Medical Responder.

FRESHMAN PHYSICAL EDUCATION/HEALTH

(Gr 9) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each Trimester)

This course emphasizes individual, team, and lifetime activities. In section A students will participate in archery, football, soccer, tennis and other innovative activities. In section B activities will include health education, swimming, badminton, pickle ball, volleyball and other activities. Each student is given a fitness test at the beginning and end of the year. Uniform is required.

LIFETIME FITNESS

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: Freshman PE

This course focuses on improving personal fitness and lifetime fitness activities such as disc golf, golf, swimming and other activities. Students participate in daily rigorous physical activity which focuses on the development and improvement of the five health-related components of fitness (muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and body composition). This course is for students who have an interest in maintaining total body health for a lifetime. The course may be repeated for credit. Uniform required.

NET GAMES

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: Freshman PE

Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to participate in net games that may include but will not be limited to: volleyball, tennis, badminton, eclipse ball, bucka ball, pickle ball and table tennis. Students in this class will actively participate in physical activity designed to improve fitness and foster cooperation. Class size will be limited to 24 students due to the types of activities in this class.

SOPHOMORE PHYSICAL EDUCATION

(Gr 10) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to engage in a physically active, healthy lifestyle. The class emphasizes improving personal fitness and students design and implement a personal fitness program. Students are assessed on the health-related components of fitness and monitor them throughout the year. A variety of individual and team activities are included, such as tennis, soccer, softball, badminton, swimming, basketball and hockey.

STRENGTH AND POWER TRAINING

(Gr 9-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course involves strength and power training techniques and instruction is oriented to the student athlete. Students work in a comprehensive free-weight training program. Plyometrics, speed and Olympic lifting drills are used to develop strength, power and speed. Students are subject to vigorous physical training and testing. This course may be repeated for credit. Uniform required.

SWIMMING CONDITIONING

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: Freshman PE

This course is designed for the swimmer wanting to increase his/her endurance capacity and develop his/her stroke technique. The class is oriented to the competitive swimmer or ambitious lap swimmer. Red Cross lifesaving classes are included in the course. Lifeguard training, CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Community Water Safety certificates are issued upon satisfactory completion of course requirements. The course may be repeated for credit. Uniform required.

TEAM GAMES

(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: Freshman PE

This course is designed for the student who is interested in recreational games and physical activity. The emphasis is on daily participation, and course content stresses a higher proficiency in sports skills, teamwork, and greater knowledge of the strategy and rules of team sports. Activities offered may include softball, flag football, volleyball, basketball, team handball, soccer and ultimate Frisbee. Games and activities will be designed to improve fitness and foster cooperation.

PE RESOURCE CLASSES

 

**ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION

(Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

This course is for the student who has been identified as having a physical disability and an individualized education plan. An adapted physical education teacher works with special population groups to provide instruction.

LEISURE ACTIVITIES

(Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

Students explore various leisure-time activities with emphasis on solitary activities: games, scrapbooks, photography, reading, dancing, and sports. Various field trips are taken to explore opportunities in the community. Case management approval required. The class counts as a fine arts credit.