Physical Education Department

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

DEPARTMENT

 

600   HEALTH 1/2 credit

 This course emphasizes instruction in the health essential skills areas which are:  community/consumer health, safety and accident prevention, substance use and abuse, growth and development, personal health, mental health, family life, environmental health, and nutrition education.  There will also be a thirteen-day unit with the Kentucky State Police and teachers working cooperatively to increase students' drug awareness.

 Student Expectations and Experiences:

 1.  Examine drugs and risks, identify types of drugs and their effects, identify “at risk groups” for drug use, give students information

     and skills to resist drug use and peer pressure

2.  Understand the reproductive system, pregnancy/child birth; students will have an understanding of the male and female

     reproductive anatomy and physiology

3.  Dealing and coping with sexual pressures, abstinence as a form of birth control, information on other contraceptive methods,

     dealing with mixed messages about sex derived from society

4.  Identification/prevention of STD’s, provide options to eliminate or reduce the contraction of a STD or AIDS

5.  Development of responsibility for actions and self- discipline, how decisions that are made determine future health and wellness

6.  Understanding of a health body and mind contributing to improved overall quality of life

7.  Developing self -respect and respect for others

8.  Understanding the lifestyle factors that contribute to overall physical and cardiovascular fitness

9.  Development of health attitudes and lifestyles that contribute the one’s overall health

 

601 Physical Education  1/2 credit

 Physical Education I is the basic secondary physical education course required of all students.  It provides an extension of instruction received during elementary and middle childhood physical education in activities selected according to individual needs and interests of students.  A variety of activities are introduced which stress the development of basic skills, physical fitness, intramural activity, and positive attitudes toward activity.

 

602   ADVANCED PHYSICAL EDUCATION II                        ½ Credit

 * Required to dress out daily

 Advanced Physical Education is a more in depth extension of Physical Education 1.  Students cover the lifetime physical fitness activities and skills covered in Physical Education 1 in more detail.  Students will also participate in aerobic, anaerobic, and flexibility exercises that will improve the physical, mental, and social well-being of the student.  Advanced Physical Education allows students more input and choices in the exercise regimen that will aid in the achievement of a healthier lifestyle outside of the classroom for the rest of their lives.

 

603   ADVANCED PHYSICAL EDUCATION III____________1/2 Credit

 *Required to dress out daily

 Physical Education III and IV is a continuation of Physical Education II.  The students will engage in fitness activities that are more advanced and demanding.  The students will be introduced to wider varieties of aerobic and anaerobic exercise.  Students will also engage in the same sports activities as those of P.E. II, however they will encounter  more responsibilities such as refereeing, coaching, teaching, score keeping, etc.  These classes are for students who wish to continue or improve their exercise lifestyle as well as expand their knowledge of exercise and sport.

 

604   ADVANCED PHYSICAL EDUCATION IV_____________1/2 Credit

 *Required to dress out daily

 Physical Education IV is a continuation of Physical Education III.  The students will engage in fitness activities that are more advanced and demanding.  The students will be introduced to wider varieties of aerobic and anaerobic exercise.  Students will also engage in the same sports activities as those of P.E. III, however they will encounter more responsibilities such as refereeing, coaching, teaching, score keeping, etc.  These classes are for students who wish to continue or improve their exercise lifestyle as well as expand their knowledge of exercise and sport.

  

606   STRENGTH, SPEED & ACCELERATION DEVELOPMENT      LEVEL 10-12        1/2 CREDIT

 This course is designed to increase student’s physical abilities through a combination of resistance training, cardiovascular training, and various plyometric exercises.  The students will participate in station activities to further condition them during class and give them the knowledge on how to apply these principles on their own outside of class.  The students will experience different types of training on various days to help increase their athletic output (Students Athletes-should sign up for- FALL-baseball, softball, track, basketball-SPRING- football, volleyball, soccer-) Developing linear speed, agility, range of movement, absolute strength and movement specific power will be important to every athlete. The combination of different training methods will help the student’s fast and slow twitch muscle development.  We use various applications of the concept of periodization and apply a wide variety of lifting techniques to accommodate specific needs.