Physical Education

COURSE OPTIONS:
P.E.                                                                9-12
Intro to Weight Lifting                                       9-12
Weight Training                                                  9-12
Personal and Family Health                                 9-12
Athletics                                                         10-12
Introduction to Coaching                                   10-12
Outdoor Recreation                                            10-12
Team Sports                                                    10-12
Sports Physiology                                             11-12


NOTE: Students must complete ½ credit of P.E. during Grade 9 or 10
OR ½ credit of Intro to Weights + Weights
Personal & Family Health course can count for ½ credit of Physical Education
NOTE:  Students must dress and be prepared to participate in all physical education classes.


Physical Education (P.E.)                                                                                                  ½ credit
Grades: 9-10
Required
Description: Physical Education integrates health and skill-related fitness, and health education concepts into a variety of activities and classroom experiences. Curriculum includes: flag football, pickleball, basketball, volleyball, nitro ball, floor hockey, broomball, cup stacking, golf, disk sports, handball, lacrosse, badminton, soccer/speedball/ultimate Frisbee and FITT principles.

 

Intro to Weight Lifting                                                                                                     ½ credit
Grades: 9-12
Description: This course is an introductory strength and conditioning class designed for students to learn the basic components of strength training. Fundamental techniques will be taught, reinforced, and stressed for each lift. An individualized program will be followed for each student and progress will be documented. Strength training techniques, nutrition, and testing will be used for optimal training outcomes. Pre/Post Test assessments and charts documenting individual progress will be used to evaluate students’ progress.
***Intro to Weight Training + Weights meets Physical Education requirement***


Weight Lifting                                                                                                                
½ credit
Grades: 9-12
Prerequisites: (Intro to Weight Lifting or Summer Strength and Conditioning)
Description: This course is a strength and conditioning class designed for students to build upon specific lifts. Advanced techniques will be taught, reinforced, and stressed for each lift. An individualized program will be followed for each student and progress will be documented. Strength training techniques, nutrition, video analysis, and testing will be used for optimal training outcomes. Speed and Agility will also be addressed. Pre/Post Test assessments will be used to document student progress.

 

Personal and Family Health
½ credit
Grades: 9-12
Description: Gain knowledge in the area of nutrition, fitness, focusing on the components: strength, flexibility, agility, stress management, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and cardio-respiratory endurance. Gain knowledge to incorporate a healthier lifestyle through their lifecycle.

 

Athletics                                                                                                                          ½ credit

Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: Varsity Athletics
Description: Strength-training with an emphasis of overall athletic development for varsity athletes. Focus will be on strength, speed, agility, and flexibility. Pre/post assessments will be used to measure student progress and achievement within the class.


Introduction to Coaching
                                                                                                  ½ credit
Grades: 10-12
Description: Introduction to Coaching focuses on the various responsibilities of a coach and the skills needed to successfully fill this important position. Throughout the course, students will explore various coaching models and leadership styles, sports nutrition and sports psychology, as well as safety in conditioning and cross-training. Students will learn effective communication, problem-solving, and decision making skills. This course will also introduce students to game strategy, tactical strategy, skills-based training, and coaching ethics.

Outdoor Recreation                                                                                                          ½ credit
Grades: 10-12
Description: Outdoor activities that are unique to, but not limited to, the Western North Dakota region. Including camping, fishing, firearms safety, and other outdoor activities introduced.


Team Sports
½ credit
Grades 10-12
Prerequisites: PE or Intro to Weights AND Weight Training
Description: Team Sports will help students develop knowledge, experience and skills in a single sport or activity (such as basketball, volleyball, football, team handball, soccer, eclipse ball, nitro ball, etc.) Team Sports are strategic types of games that promote communication and athletic skills.


Sports Physiology
½ credit
Grades: 11-12
Prerequisite: Health
Description:  In this course we look at physiology and anatomy behind exercise science looking specifically at how the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, and nervous systems respond to physical activity. Additionally, we consider how the body reacts differently depending on activity type, environmental condition, and participant age.