Physical Education/Health I (615)
In the freshman year, the emphasis is placed on skill development and knowledge of the rules of team sports. The activities covered in this year are soccer, floor hockey, basketball, football, softball, and fitness testing. An understanding of the rules that govern each activity will lead to greater enjoyment of participation in the activity. Greater knowledge of each activity, combined with a positive experience will lead to continued participation in physical activity throughout the student’s adult life. The freshmen will end up with a quarter of physical education.
The freshman health program is meant to provide students with specific information concerning several areas of life, of which are just now becoming aware of. They are undergoing many changes in the physical, mental, social and spiritual realms. It is our goal to better help them to understand the changes they are going through, to deal with these changes and to understand how these changes will alter the patterns of their lives. Areas covered: health and health behavior, stress, nutrition, exercise, pregnancy and birth, tobacco, and alcohol and chemical use. The freshman will end up with a quarter of health and well-being. This quarter does not replace the state requirement for Health. That requirement is only met with the completion of Health III (635).
Physical Education II (625)
Prerequisite: Physical Education/Health I (615)
In the sophomore year, team and individual sports are emphasized. There is emphasis put on the strategies of each activity or sport. Variations of competitive situations are used – modification of rules to evolve a different game from the same basic skills. Imagination and creativity are encouraged on the student’s part to modify or adapt the skills and strategies learned in a game he enjoys. Activities covered are basketball, volleyball, softball, touch/scooter football, team handball, and recreational games, which include bowling, horseshoes, table tennis, and shuffleboard. The sophomores end up with a semester of physical education for the year.
Health III (635)
Prerequisite: Physical Education/Health I (615) and Physical Education II (625)
The junior/senior health course is divided into two areas: First Aid and Human Sexuality. Each area is covered within one quarter. The Health/Physical Education Department believes that the student should be able to effectively deal with any emergency situation described in the Red Cross First Aid Handbook. Practical application, in conjunction with recognition of signs and symptoms, will be emphasized. Certification for first aid skills and CPR skills are possible for each student to achieve in this course.
We believe that there is more to sexuality class than the mere teaching of anatomy. Upon learning that sexuality involves thoughts, feelings, and attitudes about one’s self, and that one’s actions involve and affect others, we believe that a better educated student will be able to make mature decisions in regard to his own sexuality. Areas covered in this course include male and female roles, the reproductive systems, menstruation, pregnancy and birth, birth defects, contraception, and sexually transmitted diseases.