Physical Education/Health Curriculum Guide

Physical Education/Health Curriculum Guide 


80110 and 80120 Physical Education 9

(Prerequisite: none) This course is an introduction to High School Physical Education for freshman students. Students will develop cooperative learning skills, decision-making skills, as well as develop the concepts of team work and responsibility through the utilization of cooperative games. Other activities will include a physical fitness unit and testing (personal fitness), speedball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, golf, lacrosse, track and field, softball, speed away and football.

(1.00) 0.5 credit

80210 and 80220 Physical Education 10

(Prerequisite: none) This course is for 10th graders who will continue to use the cooperative skills, fitness skills and sport skills acquired in the 9th grade. They will build on the personal fitness unit through the introduction of weight training and step aerobics. They will begin to develop concepts and strategies in volleyball, European handball, badminton, tennis, handball, paddleball, racquetball, and fencing.    

(1.00)          0.5 credit

80310 and 80320   Physical Education 11 and 12              

(Prerequisite: none) This course is for 11th and 12th graders and designed to continue to refine the skills and strategies that they have developed in the 9th and 10th grades. They will continue the development of the personal fitness concept by continuing step aerobics, weight training and power walking. In grade 12 they will be able to develop their own fitness program and test their level of fitness through a physical fitness retest. They will continue to develop skills and strategies in tennis, floor hockey, golf, badminton, lacrosse, football, racquetball, paddleball, and European handball.

(1.00) 0.5 credit

80400   Introduction to Sports Medicine

(Prerequisite: passed PE in grades 9-11) This program is for seniors who are considering careers in physical education, training, sports management and medical   professions. Students may earn college credit in this course by paying a tuition fee directly to Adelphi University. This course may only be taken in addition to a regular physical education class.

(1.00)               0.5 credit

80810   Physical Education Dance

(Prerequisite: successful in PE in 9th & 10th grade) This is an elective for physical education for 11th and 12th grade students who have demonstrated success in physical education class in 9th and 10th grade. Those students may select this course, designed to focus on many aspects of dance including the history, culture, skills and other important concepts. In classroom activities, students will be introduced to a variety of dances and develop skills and movements to enjoy and appreciate the traditional and contemporary dance forms.

(1.00)              .25 credit

80610 and 80620   Polar Bear

(Prerequisite: Passing Grade 10 Physical Education) This is an elective physical education course opened to 11th and 12th grade students. This course will allow students to have their physical education class outdoors all year long. Activities such as flag football, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, power walking, softball, and tennis will be taught. (In hazardous and/or dangerous weather conditions students will remain indoors.)

(1.00)              0.5 credit

80910   Physical Education Self Defense

(Prerequisite: Successful in PE in 9th & 10th grade) This is an elective for physical education for 11th and 12th grade students who have demonstrated success in physical education class in 9th and 10th grade. Those students may select this course, designed to focus on many aspects of self-defense including the martial arts, avoiding conflict, and other techniques. The history and cultural aspects of specific styles such as Judo will be introduced and students will develop skills and master techniques to perform the maneuvers. Additionally, students will learn and appreciate the tradition and philosophies relative to the methods.

(1.00)              .25 credit

80921 Physical Education Self-Defense II

(Prerequisite:  Self-Defense I) Students will continue the development of more advanced skills in self-defense, including greater emphasis on judo, ju-jitsu, classical karate, mental training and etiquette. Additional skill sets will be utilized to better prepare students for situations they may encounter in everyday life as well as training the awareness to spot situations before they occur. 

(1.00)               .25 credit

 80510/20 Physical Education/Theater for Actors

(Prerequisite: none) This course meets the yearly physical education requirement through the study of dance fundamentals for actors, body movement, fencing, and simple stunts. In addition, this program consists of the study of stage terminology and the use of theater games and acting techniques with emphasis on observation, concentration, and stimulation of the imagination. The program also explores the technical aspects of production through lectures and demonstrations. Students in this course must also be registered for FA 77910.

(1.00)              0.5 credit

80700/80710 Health

Prerequisite: none) This course is a graduation requirement. Health education focuses on topics which are essential to living a healthy lifestyle. Current issues, including drugs and alcohol abuse, mental illness,  nutrition/wellness, and communicable/non-communicable diseases, are covered. Students will incorporate learned concepts which will enable them to make informed decisions in regard to their social, emotional, and physical wellness. 

(1.00)              0.5 credit