Physical Education

Physical Education

Description: Instruction in physical education strives to develop healthy, responsible students who have the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to work together in groups, think critically, and participate in a variety of activities that lead to a lifelong healthy lifestyle. The Physical Education Curriculum utilizes appropriate instructional practices to develop competence and confidence in a variety of movement forms such as sports and recreational and physical fitness activities. The emphasis is on providing success and enjoyment for all students, and not just for those who are physically gifted. The Physical Education Core represents a shift from a team sports-dominated program to a lifetime activity format with connections to community resources. Knowledge of the relationship between proper nutrition and the benefits of a consistent fitness regimen is the common thread running through the Physical Education Core. Students develop life skills through cooperative and competitive activity participation and learn to value academic service experiences.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Length of Course: Year

Pre-Requisite: None

Available Credit: 1.0 (Physical Education)

Health Education

Description: This course provides the basis for continued methods of developing knowledge, concepts, skills, behaviors, and attitudes related to student health and well-being. This course includes these major content areas: (1) growth and development, (2) mental and emotional health, (3) community and environmental health, (4) nutrition, (5) family life, (6) consumer health, (7)personal health, (8) alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, (9) intentional and unintentional injury, (10) health promotion and disease prevention, and (11) CPR training for certification. Students explore the effect of health behaviors on the quality of life. This course assists students in understanding that health is a lifetime commitment by analyzing individual risk factors and health decisions that promote health and prevent disease. Students are also encouraged to assume individual responsibility for becoming competent health consumers.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Length of Course: Semester

Pre-Requisite: None

Available Credit: 0.5 (Health Education)

Emergency Medical Services

Description: EMS is a course that prepares individuals to perform initial medical treatment and comprehensive care in a medical crisis. It includes instruction in all aspects of basic healthcare; disease, disorder, and injury symptomology and diagnosis; emergency medical treatment procedures for various injuries and disease outbreaks; emergency obstetrics procedures; emergency medical equipment operation and maintenance; special care of patients exposed to heat, cold, radiation, or contagious disease; and administrative aspects of emergency medicine. Certification in CPR and First Aid with the American Red Cross is a required component of this course.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Length of Course: Semester

Pre-Requisite: None

Available Credit: 0.5 (Health Education, Career-Technical Education, or Elective)