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Physical Education

The fitness classes are designed to be cumulative and sequential in nature.

Fitness I
The course of study in Fitness at the ninth grade level will serve as the foundation and will begin with an orientation to the Fitness Laboratory to include: an overview of the fitness one curriculum, guidelines for fitness laboratory participation, proper use of the exercise equipment, safety procedures, grading policy, and course proficiencies. The student will explore and apply principles of exercise as they relate to weight training, cardiovascular efficiency, flexibility, and overall wellness. Muscles, location, and function will be explored. The student will also participate in activities that reinforce the principles of exercise, encourage socialization, and provides both individual and team participation.
2.5 credits  

Fitness II
The course of study in Fitness at the tenth grade level will begin with a review of topics covered in Fitness I to include: an overview of the curriculum, guidelines to fitness laboratory participation, safety guidelines grading policy, and proper use of the exercise equipment highlighting personal safety and maintaining integrity of the equipment.

Fitness II will focus on interval training, muscular contractions and how to lose 1 lb of body fat. These areas of concentration will build up on the Foundation in Fitness I giving a more rounded approach to alternate types of training. Students will also explore career opportunities within the fitness field.
2.5 credits  

Fitness III
The course of study in Fitness at the eleventh grade level will begin with a review of Fitness I and II training principles to include: an overview of the curriculum, guidelines to fitness laboratory participation, safety guidelines, grading policy, proper use of the exercise equipment and fitness software programs, highlighting personal safety and the responsibility to maintaining the integrity of the equipment.

Fitness III will focus on circuit training and students will perform a full fitness assessment. Circuit training will provide a full understanding of how to create and modify the exercise program for maximum benefit. The fitness assessment includes general intake information, height, weight, blood pressure, resting heart rate and medical background. Measurement protocols are explored with circumferences, body fat analysis, muscular flexibility, muscular strength, grip strength, cardiovascular efficiency and posture analysis. Students will explore career opportunities within the fitness field as it relates to circuit training, physical therapy and personal training.
2.5 credits  

Fitness IV
Students participate in the P Challenge program. They perform and record all activities to satisfy the physical education graduation requirement. Guidelines for this program can be found at www.presidentschallenge.org.
Option 2, pass/fail