Required for Graduation: 0.5 credits.
Explores the mental, physical, and social aspects of life and how each contributes to total health and well-being; emphasizes safety, nutrition, mental health, substance abuse prevention, disease prevention, environmental health, family life education, health careers, consumer health, and community health. Includes sex/AIDS education lessons based upon the Choosing the Best abstinence based sex education program.
Required for Graduation: 0.5 Credits
Provides instruction in methods to attain a healthy level of physical fitness. Covers how to develop a lifetime fitness program based on a personal fitness assessment and stresses strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, body composition and cardiovascular endurance. Includes fitness principles, nutrition, fad diets, weight control, stress management, adherence strategies and consumer information; promotes self-awareness and responsibility for fitness.
General Physical Education I focuses on any combination or variety of team sports, lifetime sports, track and field events, outdoor education experiences, rhythmic/dance, and recreational games.
Provides basic methods to attain a healthy and active lifestyle. General Physical Education II, III, and IV enhance level-one, level-two and level-three skills in the activities from previous General Physical Education courses and further promotes methods to attain a healthy and active lifestyle.
The student will participate in activities designed to improve his or her physical fitness. These will include activities in the areas of cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance. Fitness testing will be included. The student will be shown lifts, safe spotting techniques and how to follow designed programs. Advanced coursework includes body sculpting and exercise/weight control. See the course prerequisites for the sequence of these courses.