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Physical Education » Physical Education and Health

Physical Education and Health

Physical Education 6 Grade 6 (year)
Students are introduced to a variety of team sports, individual sports and non-traditional sports/ activities. In each sport they will learn the required techniques, motor and manipulative skills needed to perform each sport/ activities. Along with each sport students will explore a wide range of health topics from substance abuse, nutrition, components of fitness to hygiene.  Assessment of students will be through formative observation and summative tests, quizzes, written assignments and projects.
 
Physical Education 7 Grade 7 (year)
Same as PE 6, with added rigor in practice and application; students grouped as grade level 7.
 
Physical Education 8 Grade 8 (year)
Same as PE 7, with added rigor in practice and application; students grouped as grade level 8.
 
Health Grades 11-12 (semester)
Required for graduation, this course utilizes a holistic approach, which emphasizes the many facets related to optimum health; i.e., mental, social and physical. Students learn to improve and maintain their own personal health and take responsibility for their health status.  Individual and group activities are used to help students develop a greater appreciation for good health habits. Topics covered are drug prevention, positive decision making, mental health, nutrition, hereditary/reproduction, infectious diseases/STD, CPR and emergency care.  First Aid & CPR/AED Text & Certification: $25.00 additional fee - make check payable to Saint Louis School
 
PE I Team Sports Grades 9-12 (year)
Students are introduced to team sports and the five components of physical fitness. Sports activities include touch and flag football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, speedball, softball, weight training, wrestling and tumbling, track and field and ultimate Frisbee. Assessment of students will include physical fitness battery of tests and written and skills tests for each quarter.
 
PE II Team Sports ** Grades 9-12 (year)
Same as PE I, with added rigor in practice and application.
 
Sports Performance & Lifetime Fitness Grades 10–12 (semester)
Students improve individual performance through proper exercise that will include agility, cardio, and weight-training skills. Sports and other physical activities will be incorporated into the course. Students develop personal goals in an area of interest such as athletic performance, fitness, body composition, cardiovascular endurance, and others. Primary assessment will be an evaluation of student progress as they strive to accomplish their goals.
 
Kinesiology/Sports Medicine ** Grades 10–12 (year)
This course introduces students to the study of human movement and the acute and chronic effects of physical activity and training on the body. Course content shall include basic anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and motor development. Emphasis will be placed on the recognition and management of common musculoskeletal injuries. Students will also be introduced to current philosophies, procedures and practices relating to sports medicine and the treatment and care of athletic injuries. Course content shall include an introduction to medical careers, athletic training domains, medical terminology, and human anatomy with an emphasis on injury prevention, assessment and rehabilitation. Students will also be required to complete ten practicum hours outside of class under the direct supervision of a medical professional.  Can apply as either PE or SCI credit.

Weight Training ** Grades 11-12 (year)
This course is designed to give students the opportunity to learn weight training concepts and techniques used for obtaining optimal physical fitness. Students will benefit from comprehensive weight training and cardio-respiratory endurance activities. Students will learn the basic fundamentals of weight training, strength training, aerobic training, and overall fitness training and conditioning. Course includes lecture and activity sessions. Students will be empowered to make wise choices, meet challenges, and develop positive behaviors in fitness, wellness, and movement activity for a lifetime.