Physical Education Courses
This course is required for all students in grade 9. It presents developmentally appropriate material that will address four specific areas: Physical Education and Activity; Self and Community; Information Literacy; and Technology Education.
Students can expect to learn proper form and technique of basic lifts, as well as develop a basic understanding of personal exercise program design and progression. Maximal (and or submaximal) exercise tests will be administered to students at the end of the semester in order to accurately evaluate progress. Students are expected to dress in proper athletic attire and the class will meet on a set alternating schedule (days 1, 3, and 5 for example) that is determined at the beginning of the quarter.
This course is designed for students who have a genuine interest in working with young children. Class time will be spent discussing teaching techniques appropriate for young children, organizing and playing games, and developing lesson plans for teaching experiences at the Lower School. Students will demonstrate their proficiency by working with the Lower School Physical Education faculty in their classes.
This course focuses on the physical, nutritional, and psychological connections of physical well-being. It will stress the importance of fitness and provides students with factual and anecdotal information about being physically fit. Practical ideas and conditioning techniques for improving fitness and staying fit will be provided.
This course is for students who want to investigate and participate in a variety of physical activities including, but not limited to, individual conditioning, strength training, lifetime sports, and team sports. Students will coordinate with the instructor a schedule of activities that will promote a spirit of cooperation, fair play and good sportsmanship. Lifetime activities may include croquet, disc golf, badminton, golf, and tennis. Team sport activities may include Ultimate, volleyball, basketball, soccer, and team handball. Students will be expected to learn the rules and practice the fundamental skills of these games and activities while incorporating health, safety and fitness components.