Department Chair: Sheri Kros

Department Purpose: Improve, understand, and promote for a lifetime, the four areas of Health: Physical, Mental, Social, and Spiritual health.


Health/Physical Education
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Aerobics

Course Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Sophomore, junior or senior standing

Course Description:

This course is designed for those students who are interested in participating and becoming more knowledgeable in aerobic movement as a method of achieving personal health and fitness. Different types of aerobic fitness will be taught, as well as Yoga, Pilates, Tae Bo and resistance training.

Lifetime Health and Fitness

Course Credit: 2

Course Description:

Lifetime Health and Fitness is a PE/Health survey course which fulfills the 9th grade PE requirement. Students will learn about themselves physically, mentally, and socially through the study of physical development concepts, principles of sport and exercise, as well as skills and attitudes which promote personal lifelong fitness. Team and individual sports are taught as well as individual physical activities, such as Yoga, Pilates, and weight training. Health issues covered include but are not limited to: personal health and nutrition, mental and emotional health, and substance abuse prevention. Students will work out twice a week in the fitness room.

Strength, Health and Fitness

Course Credit: 2

Course Description:

Strength, Health and Fitness is a PE/Health survey course with special emphasis on weight training and physical performance. Students involved in athletic activities are encouraged to enroll in this course. This course fulfills the 9th grade PE requirement. Students will learn about themselves physically, mentally, and socially through the study and practice of cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition necessary for a healthy and productive life. The class will involve strength and conditioning at least two days per week as well as incorporating team and individual activity games/sports. Health issues covered include but are not limited to: personal health and nutrition, mental and emotional health, and substance abuse prevention. It is highly recommended that students who enroll in this class participate in the Summer Strength and Conditioning Program.

Sports Health Care

Course Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Sophomore, junior or senior standing

Course Description:

This course is an introduction into the field of athletic training, physical therapy, and many other sports medicine fields of study. The students will learn the basic skills needed by athletic trainers and physical therapists. They will have the opportunity to be certified in First Aid, CPR, and the use of an AED. There will be an additional fee for the certification. In addition to injury prevention and recognition, students will also become familiar with many medical terms, nutritional information, reconditioning, organization, and administration. Students who wish to pursue a career in the medical field are strongly encouraged to take this class.

Advanced Lifetime Fitness

Course Credit: 2
Prerequisite: Sophomore, junior or senior standing

Course Description:

Lifetime Fitness is an elective course promoting lifetime sport and recreational activities and an opportunity for an in-depth study in one or more specific areas. Activities covered will be: team sports, dual sports activities, individual physical activities, and outdoor pursuits. Students have the opportunity to design and develop a personal fitness program that enables them to achieve a desired level of fitness. Students will work out twice a week in the fitness room. This course may be taken more than once during a high school career.

Advanced Strength and Fitness

Course Credit: 2
Prerequisite: Sophomore, junior or senior standing

Course Description:

Advanced Strength and Fitness will involve strength and conditioning at least twice a week and incorporate individual and team games the other days. Advanced Strength and Fitness is an elective course that promotes appropriate levels of cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition necessary for a healthy and productive life. Through a variety of instructional strategies, students practice skills that demonstrate competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities. This course may be taken more than once during a high school career. This class can be taken for college credit through the UNO Dual Enrollment Program.