A one-year Physical Education I (ninth grade) course is required and focuses on the physical, mental, social, and emotional development of the individual in cooperative and competitive settings. An optional Physical Educaiton 3 (weight lifting/females) course is available. In the Physcial Education 3 course, the student is provided with experience in aerobic and anaerobic exercises, movement understandings, and lifetime health-related fitness knowledge, skills, and values. The goals of both courses are accomplished through participation in movement experiences and application of movement principles found in team sports, individual/dual sports, fitness and wellness activities, and lifetime recreational activities. Rules, strategies, sportsmanship, and safety are emphasized in relation to active participation and development of knowledgeable spectators. Self-esteem is incorporated into all areas of the curriculum as well as the exploration of career opportunities in related fields.
1. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
A. Memorize and be tested on basic rules of team and individual sports.
B. Display understanding of rules and skills related to different sports in game and tournament play.
C. Evaluate the physical performance using a comparison-based evaluation tool.
D. Physically participate in team & individual activities that promote social, mental, and physical health.
E. Follow directions as given by the instructor or team captain in class activities.
F. Show improvement in strength, endurance and flexibility.
2. Upon completion of the course the students will be able to:
A. Develop positive attitudes and habits for healthful living.
B. Explore different lifetime physical activities.
C. Encourage cooperation, good sportsmanship, and emotional control.
D. Develop leadership qualities.
E. Dress and groom appropriately for physical activity.
F. Explore career opportunities in fields related to physical activity, such as professional athletics, physical education instruction, personal fitness training, as well as many other activity-based fields.