Physical Education I will provide the student an opportunity to compose an individualized, developmentally appropriate, and personally challenging fitness program that will advance their knowledge, confidence, skills and motivation needed to engage in a lifelong, healthy, active lifestyle.
The student will be able to:
1. Define physical fitness as it relates to health-related fitness components.
2. Set personal goals for each of the health-related fitness components based on a personal assessment of their level of physical fitness.
3. Identify health problems that are associated with inadequate fitness levels and problems associated with inadequate amounts of physical activity.
4. Identify and evaluate sports, fitness and leisure activities in terms of personal fitness development and/or maintenance.
5. Interpret and predict potential safety risks of various sport and fitness activities.
Attendance and Participation Requirements:
Physical Education I students will be required to:
1. Engage in the pre and post personal fitness assessment.
2. Exercise a minimum of three times per week 30 minutes each on nonconsecutive days. (As the course progresses, more time and/or additional days will become required.)
3. Record exercise sessions in the exercise log with parent verification occuring every three weeks.
4. Complete fitness journal assignments.
Topics covered include:
• basic principles of physical fitness
• health-related fitness components and how they can help in disease prevention • basic nutritional principles and how they relate to exercise
• goal setting
• lifestyle and leisure activty
At the end of the course, students will again assess their fitness levels to see what changes took place during the course.