: PE Course Descriptions
PE Course Descriptions
PE 0851/0852 FRESHMAN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
This course introduces concepts for personal development in health-related fitness and physical skills; these include cardiovascular exercise, body composition, strength, endurance, and flexibility which will be the basis for the four-year physical education program. Students will develop physical and health-related fitness skills through participation in individual and field activities. All freshman will enroll in this course.
PE 08440 BEGINNING STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING
This course is recommended as a prerequisite for Advanced Strength and Conditioning and is also the required physical education course for sophomores. Instruction includes freshman physical education outcomes plus the basic techniques of resistance training and program design.
PE 08530/08540 TRADITIONAL PHYSICAL EDUCATION
This course focuses on personal health with emphasis on health-related fitness. Students will work on exercise, cardiovascular, body composition, strength, endurance, and flexibility. Students engage in fitness activities based on their fitness level. A variety of fitness, skills, individual, and field activities will promote the development of lifetime fitness leisure skills. Juniors and Seniors only. This course can be repeated.
PE 08500 ADAPTIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION
This course offers physical education activities for individuals who, by physician prescription, are unable to participate in the regular physical education curriculum. This class emphasizes development and implementation of prescribed exercise programs as directed by a physician or physical therapist. This course is designed to provide temporary rehabilitation, not as an elective choice. Every effort will be made by the department to keep students in their regular physical education class.
PE 08690 HEALTH EDUCATION GRADES: 10
This course presents a broad range of topics that will acquaint the student with the major concepts of wellness and personal and public health.
Elective P.E. Courses
PE 08550 – DANCE I GRADES: 10-12
This course engages students in basic dance education and appreciation of dance as a physical activity, art form, and lifetime activity. Students explore jazz, ballet, modern, folk and tap techniques. Students learn the skills needed to prepare for a dance performance. Successful completion of this course meets the fine arts graduation requirement.
PE 08560 – DANCE II GRADES: 10-12 PREREQUISITE: 08550
This course builds o nteh fundamental activities and information provided in dance 1 and engages the student in the development of more technical skills of dance, choreography, and cultural appreciation. Students learn the skills needed to prepare for a dance performance. Boys and girls who have completed dance 1 are welcome to enroll in this course. Successful completion of this course meets the fine arts graduation requirement.
PE 08640 – DANCE III GRADES: 10-12 RECOMMENDATION ONLY
This course builds upon the technical skills of dance, choreography and cultural appreciation provided in dance 2. Students will learn at an advanced level and learn skills needed to prepare for a dance performance. Successful completion of this course meets the fine arts graduation requirement.
PE 08571/08572 – ORCHESIS GRADES 9-12 AUDITION ONLY
Orchesis is an advanced dance class for students selected by audition. This course emphasizes the development of advanced techniques in numerous dance forms as well as creative expression, aesthetic discrimination, and performance qualities. Successful completion of this course meets the fine arts graduation requirement.
PE 08580 – JUNIOR LEADER GRADES: 11 APPLICATION/SELECTION ONLY
This course provides leadership training in the physical education setting. Students will actively participate in and learn how to lead small and large group activities as well as improve their communication, organization, and problem solving skills.
PE 08600 – SENIOR LEADER GRADES: 12 PREREQUISITE: 08580
This course allows students to utilize the leadership techniques they learned in junior leader. The student will actively participate in and lead small and large group activities and assist physical education teachers in teaching, testing, officiating, and handling the managerial tasks associated with physical education instruction. This course may be repeated for one additional semester.
PE 08660 – ADVANCED STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PREREQ: RECOMMENDATION
This is an advanced physical education class for students interested in achieving their highest level of health-related fitness. Class activity emphasizes improving health-related fitness through weight training, exercises, and running programs. Athletes are strongly recommended to take this course.
PE 08670 – POWER GYMNASTICS GRADES 10-12
This is an introductory course with major emphasis on the techniques, skills and terminology commonly used in men’s gymnastics events: vaulting, floor exercise, side horse, pommel bar, horizontal bars, and rings. Various gymnastics and health related fitness activities develop the individual’s physical and gymnastics skills. THIS COURSE IS ONLY OPEN TO MEMBERS OF THE BOY’S GYMNASTICS TEAM.
PE 08680 – GRACE GYMNASTICS GRADES 10-12
This is an introductory course with major emphasis on the techniques, skills and terminology commonly used in women’s gymnastics events: vaulting, floor exercise balance beam and uneven bars. Various gymnastics and health related fitness activities develop the individual’s physical and gymnastics skills. THIS COURSE IS ONLY OPEN TO MEMBERS OF THE GIRL’S GYMNASTICS TEAM.
PE 08750/08760 – ADVANCED ACTIVITIES FALL/SPRING GRADES 11-12
These are advanced physical education classes for students interested in participating in traditional activities at competitive level. Class activity emphasizes fitness through participation as well as higher level of skills and strategy. This class is recommendation only for students who have achieved the highest fitness levels on the department fitness protocol.
PE 08800 – LIFESTYLE FITNESS GRADES: 11-12
This class is offered to students who are interested in learning more about how to maintain a healthy active lifestyle beyond weight training and traditional physical education activities. The class will focus on different methods of wellness in conjunction with the BTLS foods classes. Students will focus on nutrition and fitness between the two departments. This course is recommendation only.