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VLA Health Course Descriptions (Grades 9-12)

Health

1 Semester: 18 Units

The Health course focuses on helping students become responsible for their own personal health. Students develop a basic knowledge and understanding of body systems, body functions, and body needs. They practice and implement healthy habits and routines that properly support and care for these systems, functions and needs.

Physical Education I

1 Semester: 18 Units
Required Course Materials

In this course, students will learn about being active and improving physical fitness.  Being active is the key to a better physical YOU, now and in the future.

The minimum requirement for this course is to participate in a physical activity, chosen by each student, for fifty minutes, three days a week. These fifty minutes include ten minutes of warm-up, thirty minutes of activities, and ten minutes of cool down. The warm-up and cool-down activities will be further explained in the course. Students may also decide to increase the number of days and minutes of each activity.  They will keep track of their daily activity on a weekly activity *log that will be attached to the question section in each unit once a week.  Students will also be required to take Pre and Post physical fitness tests (push-ups, curl-ups, the one mile walk/run, shuttle run, and the V-sit reach) Body Mass Index (BMI) and body measurements.

In addition to improving physical activity, students will be learning about various aspects of fitness and a healthy lifestyle.  Students will learn to set goals, both in the level of personal fitness and other areas of life.  They will learn about proper clothing for working out, how to stay hydrated, and how the new food pyramid can help them make better choices.  Besides learning to properly warm-up before and cool-down when exercising, they will test their own fitness levels throughout the course and hopefully see improvement in their own abilities as they strive to achieve a more active lifestyle.

* For the activity log for PEI: Each student will need to have a parent or guardian enter his or her e-mail address at the bottom of the PDF form activity log. This task should be completed by the parent or guardian, not by the student.  Entering this is equivalent of signing the form to verify that the student has completed the activities listed on the activity log.  The e-mail address must be valid and belong to the parent/guardian.  The teacher or the school may contact the parent/guardian at this e-mail address at any time.  The e-mail address will not be used for any purpose other than allowing the teacher to contact the parent/guardian.

Physical Education II Extreme Sports

1 Semester: 18 Units
Required Course Materials

In this course, students will be learning and studying about extreme sports from all over the world.  Students will also learn about being active and improving physical fitness levels.  Some of the sports included in the course are mountain climbing, backpacking, snowboarding, cheese rolling, barrel riding over the Niagra Falls and many more exciting extreme sports!  To learn about staying active and improving physical fitness levels, units will include tips on proper clothing for working out, how to stay hydrated, and how to eat properly by using the MyPyramid Food Guide and the new Myplate Food Guidelines unveiled June 2,2011.

Students will learn to properly warm-up before and cool-down when exercising.  They will test their own fitness levels throughout the course and hopefully see improvement in their own abilities as the strive to achieve a more active lifestyle

The minimum requirement for this course is to participate in a physical activity, chosen by each student, for fifty minutes, three days a week. These fifty minutes include ten minutes of warm-ups, thirty minutes of activities, and ten minutes of cool down. The warm-up and cool-down activities will be further explained in the course. Students may also decide to increase the number of days and minutes of each activity. They will keep track of their daily activity on a weekly activity *log that will be attached to the question section in each unit once a week.  Students will also be required to take Pre and Post physical fitness tests (push-ups, curl-ups, the one mile walk/run, shuttle run, and the V-sit reach) Body Mass Index (BMI) and body measurements. Each unit will also review some main points of the Physical Education I course.

* For the activity log for PEII: Each student will need to have a parent or guardian enter his or her e-mail address at the bottom of the PDF form activity log. This task should be completed by the parent or guardian, not by the student. Doing this is the equivalent of signing the form to verify that the student has completed the activities listed on the activity log. Entering this is equivalent of signing the form to verify that the student has completed the activities listed on the activity log.  The e-mail address must be valid and belong to the parent/guardian.  The teacher or the school may contact the parent/guardian at this e-mail address at any time.  The e-mail address will not be used for any purpose other than allowing the teacher to contact the parent/guardian.

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