Physical Education Course Curriculum

 

PERSONAL FITNESS

The purpose of this course is to (a) acquire knowledge of physical fitness concepts (b) understand the influence of lifestyle on health and fitness, and (c) begin to develop an optimal level of fitness. The content includes, but not limited to, the following: -safety practices -technology applications -assessment of health-related fitness -components of physical fitness -health problems associated with inadequate fitness levels -psychological values of physical fitness, including stress management -evaluation of physical activities in terms of fitness value -fitness program design nutrition -benefits derived from participation in physical activity.

BASIC HEALTH

This course is designed to meet needs of students who demonstrate poor reading and/or study skills, cultural disadvantages, limited experience backgrounds and/or other learning problems which make it difficult for them to comprehend the subject areas covered in the regular health classes at the rate, and in the manner, in which they are usually covered by average students. Students will be placed in this class by teacher recommendation (Chapter 1 reading teacher, Special Education teacher, and Reading Teacher) based upon reading scores and previous academic history. To facilitate instructional methods and activities, the class should be limited to a maximum of 15 students.

HEALTH I

Health Education is designed to give students an awareness of the importance of one’s health in improving the quality of life. Course content includes choosing and financing health services; communicable diseases; chronic disorders; abuse of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco; and other topics related to developing health-educated individuals.

DRIVERS EDUCATION

This course consists of 18 weeks of class work designed to teach the rules of the road and safe driving techniques. Driver simulators – an educational program for the development of proper perceptual and judgmental proficiencies – are used. Upon completion of the bookwork, a student will be eligible to take the “behind-the-wheel” training.