Students will learn about aspects of health and fitness that will enable them to make intelligent and well informed decisions regarding their current lifestyle and future health and fitness needs. Topics will include lifestyle related illness, stress management, nutrition, human sexuality, drug and alcohol awareness, and fitness training.
This course offers an Introduction to aerobic and anaerobic training, fitness assessments, cardiovascular diseases, sports medicine (injury and illness prevention and treatment), CPR training and first aid, basic anatomy and biomechanics, as well as design of an individualized fitness program.
Sports Medicine is an academic elective course designed to integrate concepts in the discipline of health and fitness with those of anatomy and kinesiology. Students will learn about anatomical terms, major anatomical landmarks, common sport injuries and basic treatments pertaining to those injuries. In this course each region of the body will be broken down into function of that region, injuries to that region and relative treatments to specific injuries about each region. By exploring anatomy and kinesiology through the lens of form, function, injury, and recovery, students are offered the opportunity to learn, apply, and master college level introductory sports medicine concepts.
Physical Training is a course designed for students (grades 9-12) who are unable to meet the Academy’s sport requirement, which states that 9th and 10th graders are required to participate on at least one sports team per year, and 11th and 12th graders are required to participate in two sports per year. Physical Training will meet the demands of fitness and conditioning of sports without the skill requirement. “PT” Classes will meet Monday through Thursday after school for one trimester. Students will participate in aerobic fitness, general conditioning and resistance training throughout the trimester and will be required to keep, and submit for credit, a log of their workouts and progress.
Students will review basic health and fitness skills related to aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, nutrition, and lifetime sports and fitness activities, and will actively participate in a variety of sports and fitness endeavors during the trimester. These activities will include but are not limited to: weight training and cardio training; rock climbing; swimming and water sports; swing dancing; boating and sailing; net games; grid games.
After School Wellness (9th and 10th Grades) (not offered 2010-2011) Course Code: 0080205 Credit Code: HF
This course is designed for students exempted from the Health and Fitness requirement of one sport per year as a 9th or 10th grader. The exemption results from permission of the Athletic Director and is generally due to an injury during an athletic season that prohibits completion of the season to earn credit or due to a medical need for an alternative fitness activity.
After School Wellness is an activity course for students to improve their health related fitness components, which includes cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, endurance, flexibility and overall body composition. This will be achieved by performing a variety of aerobic exercises and resistance training routines.Return to the Front Page of the Course Catalog