Physical Education and Health

Course Descriptions

  • Physical Education and Health are an integral component to the district’s curriculum. It is the goal for each student to develop skills/practices for lifelong fitness.

    All students are required to take health (1/2 credit) and 1 full credit of PE (dress out course).

    1. Ninth grade students are encouraged to enroll in a P.E. class and Health.
    2. Tenth grade students are encouraged to select a second PE class.
    3. Only two physical education courses may be repeated for credit (Physical Fitness and Aerobics Plus) Additional PE courses may be taken for elective credit.

    Health
    Course #: HS1218
    Grade: 9
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Health

    This course is taught in three sections over the course of a semester: personal health/care of the human body, reproduction, diseases and disorders of the body, and understanding the effects of medicines and drugs on the body. Within these sections, topics of study will be the general care of the human body including the physical, mental, and social aspects of our well-being, along with the prevention and understanding of infectious, inherited and lifestyle diseases including sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s), tobacco, alcohol, medicines, and illegal drugs.


    Physical Education I
    (Boys)
    Course #: HS1210
    Grade: 9
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Physical Education

    In this dress-out course, students will learn basic skills and will participate in several of the following activities: basketball, football, volleyball, softball, soccer, floor hockey, physical fitness, and racquet sports.


    Physical Education I
    (Girls)
    Course #: HS1212
    Grade: 9
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Physical Education

    In this dress-out course, students will learn basic skills and will participate in several of the following activities: basketball, football, volleyball, softball, soccer, floor hockey, physical fitness, and racquet sports.


    Beginning Weight Lifting
    Course #: HS1215
    Grade: 9
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Physical Education

    The beginning weightlifting class is designed to provide each student with the knowledge needed to understand the importance of strength and fitness training. Students will understand the importance of setting goals for personal improvement and achievement, and will leave the class with a lifelong understanding of how to maintain adequate physical fitness for a healthy lifestyle.


    Fitness and Wellness I
    (Co-ed)
    Course #: HS1248
    Grade: 9
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Physical Education

    This class is designed for students interested in setting personal fitness goals and monitoring them through the use of “fitbits.” Some activities may require students to dress appropriately. Activities may include low to moderate aerobic and anaerobic exercises.


    Aerobics Plus
    (Co-ed)
    Course #: HS1248
    Grade: 10-12
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Physical Education/Eelctive

    This dress-out course will consist of 2-3 sessions of aerobics per week to enhance cardiovascular fitness. There will be 1-2 sessions per week of strengthening and toning class using various apparatus such as exercise bands. These sessions will exercise and develop specific muscle groups.


    Aerobics & Weightlifting
    (Co-ed)
    Course #: HS1244
    Grade: 10-12
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Physical Education Elective

    This dress-out course will entail two days of aerobic exercising and two days of weightlifting. Students will participate in a variety of aerobic activities. Weightlifting will entail techniques of lifting and ways to tone the body. One day of lecture a week will include concepts of the cardio-vascular system, fitness terminology, knowledge of muscle groups, and nutrition for teenagers.


    Beginning Swimming
    Course #: HS1230
    Grade: 9-12
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Physical Education

    This dress-out course will concentrate on basic skills for swimming the crawl and back crawl strokes. There will be basic safety skills, as well as beginning survival skills. Also included will be free swim time and some basic water games. Student need not be able to swim to enroll in this class.

    Freshmen will be transported by bus to the 10-12 buildings for this course.


    Intermediate Swimming
    (BSHS only)
    Course #: HS1232
    Grade: 10-12
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Physical Education/Elective

    This dress-out course continues building swimming skills. It will focus on several strokes as well as more advanced safety and survival skills. There will be free swim time and games for the intermediate swimmer.


    Physical Education II
    (Boys)
    Course #: HS1214
    Grade: 9
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Physical Education

    This dress-out course is designed to allow students to learn and participate in several of the following activities: volleyball, basketball, speedball, speedball, racquet sports, floor hockey, soccer, and team handball.


    Physical Education II
    (Girls)
    Course #: HS1216
    Grade: 9
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Physical Education

    This dress-out course is designed to allow students to learn and participate in several of the following activities: volleyball, basketball, speedball, speedball, racquet sports, floor hockey, soccer, and team handball.


    Strength and Conditioning
    (BSSHS only)
    Course #: HS1220
    Grade: 10-12
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Physical Education/Elective

    This dress-out course is intended to help develop and maintain strength and endurance. Activities will include weight training, running, physical fitness testing and games of endurance. Many activities in this course require strenuous physical abilities and skills.


    Water Aerobics
    Course #: HS1236
    Grade: 10-12
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Physical Education/Elective

    Water Aerobics counts as ½ of required P.E. credit. This course will focus on using water resistance activities to improve the student’s over all fitness including flexibility, body composition, cardiovascular endurance, toning, and muscular strength.


    Advanced Swimming
    Course #: HS1234
    Grade: 10-12
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Physical Education/Elective
    Prerequisite: Student must have the ability to swim 500 yards and do 4 of the 6 swimming strokes

    This course will follow the Red Cross outline of skills for the advanced swimming course. It will also introduce swimming for conditioning. This course will focus on performing all the Red Cross strokes, as well as using them for aerobic conditioning. Some work will also be done on diving.


    Advanced Team Sports
    Course #: HS1258
    Grade: 10-12
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Physical Education/Elective

    In this dress-out course, students will learn basic skills, rules, teamwork and strategies in the following team sports: flag football, volleyball, basketball, softball, and related team sports.


    Fitness and Wellness II
    (BSHS only)
    Course #: HS1224
    Grade: 10-12
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Physical Education/Elective

    In this dress out course, students participate in various low-impact resistance exercises designed to tone, stretch, strengthen, and sculpt the muscles to improve overall body composition and fitness. Emphasis is placed on exercises that work specific muscle groups. Weekly lectures include current information on practicing and maintaining good nutrition, emotional wellness, and healthy lifestyles.


    Outdoor Education
    (BSSHS only)
    Course #: HS1252
    Grade: 11-12
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Elective

    This one-semester course for physical education elective credit includes lifelong skills in several outdoor recreational activities. The course of study includes fishing, orienteering, camping and safety, outdoor cooking, laws for operating boats, hiking and camping, backpacking, and hunter education. This interdisciplinary course connects outdoor education with science and geography by the identification of fish and plants and by learning mapping skills through orienteering.


    Recreational Sports
    (Co-ed)
    Course #: HS1242
    Grade: 11-12
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Physical Education/Elective

    Units that will be covered in this course are golf, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, softball, or tennis. Included in this course will be instruction in the basic skills necessary to participate in and keep score for these activities.


    Red Cross Life Guarding
    Course #: HS1242
    Grade: 11-12
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Physical Education/Elective
    Prerequisite: Advanced Swimming or test out the first day of class
    Recommendation: The student must be able to swim 500 yards continuously

    This course will prepare the student for life guarding as a summer or part-time job. The student will learn to rescue drowning victims in any situation. Student will learn to deal with safety issues to head and neck trauma. The students will also learn preventative life guarding skills that prevent accidents. The course costs between $125 and $200.


    Social Dance
    (Co-ed)
    Course #: HS1250

    Grade: 11-12
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Physical Education/Elective

    Co-ed enrollment is necessary. This is a school dress participation course consisting of dancing routines to the waltz, samba, tango, jitter-bug, country, and other social dances.


    Water Safety Instructor
    (BSHS only) (2nd Sem. only)
    Course #: BS1238

    Grade: 11-12
    Credits: .5 Unit
    Credit Type: Physical Education/Elective
    Prerequisite: Ability to swim 500 yards and pass Red Cross Life Guarding 

    This course will qualify you to teach swimming lessons for the Red Cross. Over 90% of all swimming pools nationally use this program. Upon conclusion you will have all the materials and skills to plan and teach swimming lessons all the way from infants to advanced levels.

  • ** Students enrolling in dual credit and/or AP classes need to check with the college/university they are planning on attending regarding transferability and acceptable grades.