Health and Physical Education

Health and Physical Education Graduation Requirements:  1.5 Credits
 
The West Shore School District health & physical education program is designed to develop the knowledge and understanding, skills, capabilities and attributes necessary for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing of all students now and in life after high school.  Our goals is to provide students with a variety of activities and courses that address their individual skills, interests and abilities as we encourage students to achieve a healthy lifestyle and instill the attitude that fitness is for everyone for life. 

WELLNESS FITNESS I
222140
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight
This class is required in Grade 9 for all students

Wellness/Fitness I is a progressive co-educational program designed to encourage body fitness and to improve individual motor skills through team oriented activities.  Sound health practices that encourage a favorable self-image and sensitivity toward others are stressed throughout the entire program.  This course emphasizes the development of good attitudes, practices, habits, and the improvement of individual, family, and community health.  Students gain knowledge and competence through exposure to teacher elected topics from the following units:  Students who do not pass the Wellness/Fitness I course must make up the exact course.  

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    HEALTH UNITS

    Growth & Development

    Personal Care & Body Systems

    Mental & Emotional Health

    Drugs

    Healthy & Safe Relationships

    Nutrition & Physical Activity

    Disease & Disorders

    Safety & Environmental Health



    ACTIVITY UNITS

    Soccer

    Softball

    Frisbee

    Floor/Field Hockey

    Strength/Fitness Training

    Football

    Volleyball

    Pickleball

    Rock Wall

    Fitness Testing/Activities

    Basketball

    Lacrosse

    Badminton

    Self-Defense

    Recreational Games

    Tennis

    Wrestling

    Walking

    Team Handball

    Cardiorespiratory Activities

     

LIFE FITNESS
222506
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight

This course will offer a combination of numerous endurance and aerobic activities to increase student’s cardiovascular fitness through a variety of activities.  The electives may include, but are not limited to, the activities listed below:

ACTIVITY UNITS

Zumba

HITT

Pilates

Yoga

Step Aerobics

Cross Country

Swimming

Self-Defense

Aerobic Activities

 

LIFETIME ACTIVITIES
222507
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight

This course will introduce sports and activities that people can participate in throughout their lives.  The electives may include, but are not limited to, the activities listed below:

ACTIVITY UNITS

Archery

Tennis

Golf

Backyard Games

Disc Golf

Bowling

Pickleball

Badminton

Walking

Ping Pong

Softball

Weight Room Introduction

Volleyball

Health Concepts

Referee Skills


TEAM SPORTS
222508
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight

This course will introduce various group and team activities.  The electives may include, but are not limited to, the activities listed below:

ACTIVITY UNITS

Lacrosse

Soccer

Football

Softball

Basketball

Volleyball

Rugby

Team Handball

Floor Hockey

Ultimate Frisbee

Cardiovascular Games

Recreation Games



OUTDOOR/ADVENTURE EDUCATION

222509
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight

This course will provide challenging outdoor personal development and team building activities. The electives may include, but are not limited to, the activities listed below:

ACTIVITY UNITS

Orienteering Activities

Geocaching

Cooperative Activities

Low Ropes

Wilderness Survival

First Aid

Archery

Camping

Backpacking

Hiking

Mountain Biking

Adventure Racing



SPORTS LEADERSHIP
222462
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight
Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of required core physical education course and Teacher Recommendation

This course is designed to meet the needs and interests of those students who may be interested in furthering their knowledge and skills in preparation for a health and physical education career or for those students who may simply enjoy physical education and desire a more in-depth study in that area. The course provides opportunities for students to instruct other students and receive instruction in the mechanics of officiating and coaching, game play, and strategies associated with a variety of sports. Class instruction includes the physiological, biological, and psychological aspects of exercise and sport. This course satisfies .50 credits of Physical Education for grades 11 or 12.     


222470
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight  
Prerequisite(s): Teacher Recommendation


This course is designed to meet the needs of students who are interested in exploring the field of sports medicine/physical therapy or any other career in the medical field. Basic instruction in regards to athletic training, first aid/CPR, initial injury treatment and taping will be introduced.  Students will also be introduced to basic anatomy, rehabilitation of athletic injuries as well as special considerations in athletics which include but are not limited to:  nutrition, skin disease, drug use, and heat/cold related illnesses.  Many of the pre-mentioned topics have practical applications in a lab setting and students may be required to assist in the athletic training room after school.  


APPLIED SPORTS MEDICINE II
222471
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight
Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of Applied Sports Medicine I and Teacher Recommendation

This course is designed to further advance the knowledge and information previously acquired in Applied Sports Medicine I.  Students who are interested in pursuing a career in the medical field are highly encouraged to enroll in this class due to the extensive and detailed coverage of anatomy.  After a brief, but comprehensive review of Applied Sports Medicine I, students will thoroughly cover the anatomy, athletic injuries, rehabilitation, taping and wrapping, and the evaluation process for the ankle, knee, hip, thorax/abdomen, spine, shoulder and elbow/wrist.  Practical lab instruction in the training room allows students to apply classroom knowledge in a sports medicine setting.  Some applications may be required of students after school.  


PERSONAL FITNESS & STRENGTH TRAINING I
222481
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight
Prerequisite(s): Teacher Recommendation

This course introduces, builds, and maintains strength and endurance with the objective to make the body healthier. The course molds and changes attitudes about exercise physiology, benefits of exercise, exercise and weight loss, and exercise programs. Students achieve fitness through involvement in individually designed physical fitness routines that include components of cardiovascular, flexibility, muscular, strength steps, and aerobic training. This course satisfies .50 credits of Physical Education for grades 11 or 12.


PERSONAL FITNESS & STRENGTH TRAINING II
222482
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight
Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of Personal Fitness and Strength Training I and Teacher Recommendation

Personal Fitness and Strength Training II is designed to go beyond the basic training fundamentals applied to Personal Fitness and Strength Training I. This course will offer students the opportunity to work towards stabilizing and increasing the flexibility of joints, thus increasing the physical strength and power of the body. Students will target specific muscle groups, training each with safe techniques through a full range of motion using isotonic application. This course satisfies .50 credits of Physical Education for grades 11 or 12.


PERSONAL FITNESS & STRENGTH TRAINING III
222483
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight
Prerequisite(s):  Satisfactory completion of Personal Fitness and Strength Training II and Teacher Recommendation

Personal Fitness and Strength Training III is designed to go beyond the basic training fundamentals applied to Personal Fitness and Strength Training II.  This course will offer students the opportunity to work towards stabilizing and increasing the flexibility of joints, thus increasing the physical strength and power of the body.  Students will target specific muscle groups, training each with safe techniques through a full range of motion using isotonic application.  


PERSONAL FITNESS & STRENGTH TRAINING IV
222484
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight
Prerequisite(s):  Satisfactory completion of Personal Fitness and Strength Training III and Teacher Recommendation


Personal Fitness and Strength Training IV is designed to go beyond the basic training fundamentals applied to Personal Fitness and Strength Training III.  This course will offer students the opportunity to work towards stabilizing and increasing the flexibility of joints, thus increasing the physical strength and power of the body.  Students will target specific muscle groups, training each with safe techniques through a full range of motion using isotonic application.  

 
SWIMMING AND SKILL PROFICIENCY
222492
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight
Refines the basic swim strokes so participants swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. The course is designed with “menu” options that focus on preparing students for more advanced swimming courses, including Water Safety instructor, or other aquatic activities, such as competitive swimming or diving. This course satisfies .50 credits of Physical Education for grades 11 or 12.


222491
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight
This program will offer a challenging endurance training session for athletes or experienced swimmers of all abilities.  This course satisfies .50 credits of Physical Education for grades 11 or 12.  This course also offers personal goal setting.  Classes can be personalized to include swimming skills and event training (high school, age group, masters, endurance swim, triathlon, military swim requirements).



LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION
222495
.5 Credit      1.0 Weight 

Prerequisite(s):  Minimum age of 15 at time of certification.  Must be able to swim 300 yards continuously and pass a pre-course swimming skills test.  

The American Red Cross Lifeguarding class is designed to teach you not only the basics in water safety but also the proper protocol when dealing with any emergencies around water.  This course trains students in surveillance skills to help recognize and prevent injuries, rescue skills in the water and on land, first aid training and CPR for the professional rescuer, as well as professional lifeguarding responsibilities.  There will be a course fee of approximately $35 fee for the American Red Cross and $12 for CPR adult and infant mask. Students may take the course without certification.  This class is pending review for HACC credit. 

 

PE 183 – EXERCISE AND STRESS MANAGEMENT 
222600 
1 Credit      1.06 Weight
Dual Enrollment

Prerequisite(s):  Students must enroll at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) and pay tuition and required fees as well as purchase the textbook. 

This course is designed as a college in the high school course with HACC for college credit. This course introduces students to the dimensions of wellness, the components of health-related fitness, and the behavior change process.  Students establish personal wellness goals and participate in exercise and physical activity to improve fitness and promote health and wellness. The course presents stress, the stress response, the relaxation response and explores a variety of relaxation techniques and coping strategies to reduce and manage stress for a lifetime.  This course satisfies 1.0 elective credit in the West Shore School District, and one (1) transferable (HACC) credit.  The course is offered to students from both high schools but is taught at Cedar Cliff.


PE 201 – LIVING FIT AND WELL 
222700
3 Credits      1.06 Weight
Dual Enrollment 

Prerequisite(s):  Students must enroll at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) and pay tuition and required fees.

This course is designed as a college in the high school course with HACC for college credit.  Derives from a wellness-based approach emphasizing the relationship of physical activity and fitness to optimal health.  This course presents current information about lifestyle factors affecting the participants' health.  Focus is on developing strategies that improve health-related components of physical fitness, such as flexibility, muscle strength, muscle endurance, cardiovascular-respiratory endurance, and body composition.  Other topics to be discussed include:  goal setting, motivation, nutrition, weight management, and stress management. Students develop individualized fitness plans and participate in a variety of physical activities.  This is an excellent foundational course for pre-teaching Physical Education/ Exercise Science majors.  This course satisfies 1.0 elective credit in the West Shore School District, and three (3) transferable (HACC) credits.  The course is offered to students from both high schools but is taught at Cedar Cliff.



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