Physical Education & Health Courses
Courses by Course Numbers - click title to see course description and prerequisites 
 
REQUIRED COURSES
 
Course # 6491 – Physical Education (9) required
The Physical Education program gives students an opportunity to explore a variety of physical activities. Basic sports skills, understanding of rules and appreciation of sports, as well as physical fitness, are stressed.
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Course # 6000 – Health Education (10) required
Topics covered include self-esteem, stress reduction, depression and suicide prevention, promotion of healthful nutrition, prevention of tobacco, alcohol & drug use, promoting healthy relationships and prevention of HIV/STD’s and unintentional pregnancies.
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Course # 6100 – Physical Education (10) required
The content of this course will include studying the importance of exercise for good health; practicing safe training techniques; completing self assessment for cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance, body composition and flexibility; interpreting assessment results; setting goals for a fitness plan, and writing a personal fitness plan. These concepts of fitness will be reinforced in the following class activities: flag football, softball, soccer, tennis, badminton, basketball, volleyball, wrestling, social dance, team handball & ultimate frisbee.
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ELECTIVE COURSES for 11th or 12th graders who have passed Phy Ed 10
 
Course # 6010 – Positive Directions (11-12) (Not offered in 2016-17)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Health Education
Get the mental edge that will put you a step ahead in your activities, athletics, academics and in life. Students will explore fundamental life questions. Who am I? Where do I want to go? What does success mean and how do I achieve it? Class objectives include developing and maintaining self confidence, stress management and positively dealing with adversity. Students will develop leadership skills by getting out into the community and participating in service learning activities. Positive Directions will help students reach their potential and be an active member and contributor of our school and community.
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Course # 6110 – Outdoor Education I (11-12)
Offered only Term 1 (fall) & Term 4 (spring)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Phy Ed 10

This course offers the opportunity to gain experience in fall or spring season outdoor education activities such as bicycling, canoeing, water safety, orienteering, and related outdoor recreational activities that promote physical fitness. The impact of recreational activity on our environment will receive special attention. Class sessions will be held outdoors as well as in the classroom. Field trips will be scheduled during certain units for the practical application of skills and knowledge learned during regular class sessions.
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Course # 6111 – Outdoor Education II (11-12)
Offered only Term 3 (winter)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Phy Ed 10
This course offers the opportunity to gain experience in winter season outdoor education activities such as Nordic skiing, Alpine skiing, snow caving, winter survival, orienteering, broomball and related outdoor recreational activities that promote physical fitness. The impact of recreational activities on our environment will receive special attention. Class sessions will be held outdoors as well as in the classroom. Field trips will be scheduled during certain units for the practical application of skills and knowledge learned during regular class sessions.
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Course # 6113 – Wilderness Experience (Area Learning Center ONLY)
This course is designed for students who have a passion for the outdoors. Class focus will be on current topics that affect the environment, such as invasive species, hunting and fishing and its relationship to animal populations and the economy, outdoor recreational activities, and basic survival and first aid skills. Field trips will be based on time of year and topic of discussion with an emphasis on providing the students the opportunity to experience something new.
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Course # 6115 – Team Sports (11-12)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Phy Ed 10
This course offers the opportunity to gain further experience in team sports. Class activities may include basketball, volleyball, softball, soccer, flag football, floor hockey, ultimate frisbee, and team handball. Students will work to improve skills and knowledge of strategies in team sports.
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Course # 6116 – Individual & Dual Sports (11-12)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Phy Ed 10
This course offers the opportunity to gain experience in lifetime fitness by incorporating a variety of lifetime activities such as badminton, ice skating, golf, pickle ball, bowling, archery, tennis and recreational games.
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Course # 6117– Gymnastics (11-12) (Not offered in 2016-2017)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Phy Ed 10
Tumbling skills will be emphasized throughout this course. Additional activities will include learning skills on the vault, rings, parallel bars, uneven bars (girls only), balance beam and floor exercise. In addition, students will assess their cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance and flexibility. Students will set goals, design and implement a personal fitness plan and evaluate the plan with a final paper.
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Course # 6118– Cardio, Core and Conditioning (11-12)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Phy Ed 10
This is an advanced Health/Physical Education course aimed at those students who are motivated to reach a higher level understanding of exercise physiology in the classroom and desire a rigorous physical activity class that will challenge them physically & mentally. The content of the course will include exercise physiology, muscle fitness, nutritional information and will incorporate exercises which promote strength, increase flexibility and improve cardiovascular fitness. Activities will include free weights, jumping rope, jogging, circuit training and aerobic exercise. The student will use various methods to determine body composition, as well as perform a battery of pre-tests and post-tests.
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Course # 6119 – Aerobic & Strength Training I (11-12)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Phy Ed 10
This course is designed for students to improve their overall fitness by utilizing the principles of muscle physiology and proper weight lifting exercises. Students will work to improve their muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition.
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Course # 6129– Aerobic & Strength Training II (11-12)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Weight Training I with a C or higher or instructor approval.
This course is designed for students who want to continue to improve their overall fitness level. Students will utilize the knowledge and skills learned in Weight Training I to meet their individual goals. The model used will be the Forest Lake Strength and Conditioning program (weight training and plyometrics are included in this program).
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Course # 6139– Aerobic & Strength Training - Women (11-12)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Phy Ed 10
This course is designed for students to improve their overall fitness by utilizing the principles of muscle physiology and proper weight training lifting exercises. Students will work to improve their physical strngth, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition.
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