COURSES


HPE120 Health (required)
½ Credit
Grades 9-10
The Goal of this course is to allow students to make knowledgeable decisions in leading a meaningful, healthy life.
Topics Include: emotions, self-esteem, bullying prevention, stress awareness and management, substance abuse, body image, eating disorders, and human sexuality.


HPE101 Physical Education I (required)
HPE102 Physical Education I (female only)
½ Credit
Grades 9-10
The focus of this course is to teach students the basic principles and concepts of physical fitness and how to apply them to a personal fitness program. This course also includes lectures and labs on the benefits of exercise and the problems associated with inactivity, basic nutrition, principles of health-related physical fitness, basic human anatomy through muscle identification, and team building through Adventure Education.


HPE201 Physical Education II (required)
HPE202 Physical Education II (female only)
½ Credit
Grades 10-11
The focus of this course is to continue to explore the relationship between fitness and its application to a healthy lifestyle. This course includes lectures and labs on nutrition for a healthy lifestyle, the principles of health related physical fitness, setting and accomplishing Fitness and Health goals, and a basic introduction to weight training.


HPE301 Physical Education III (elective)
Prerequisite: Completion of Physical Education I & II
½ Credit
Grades 11-12
The primary emphasis of this course will be for students to develop leadership skills through team teaching, coaching, and officiating. The students will develop skills through activities including weight training and conditioning, field and court lead-up games, game competition and other activities. Students will learn that they have the power to become leaders and have control of their own fitness.


HPE302 Personal Fitness (elective)
Prerequisite: Completion of Physical Education I & II
½ Credit
Grades 11-12
The emphasis of this class will be on individual fitness and health with a major concentration on weight training. Topics covered will include: terminology, types of exercises, principles and safety considerations in weight training; participating in and constructing optimal personal fitness programs; health-related fitness components (cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, and body composition); skill-related fitness components (agility, speed, and power); nutrition and supplements; and other topics associated with a healthy lifestyle.


HPE303 Outdoor Leadership (elective)
Prerequisite: Completion of Physical Education I & II
½ Credit
Grades 11-12
Students will be challenged both physically and mentally as the course’s focus shifts from participating to leading challenging educational experiences. Students will learn group facilitation skills, challenge initiatives, ropes course facilitation, skills related to wilderness trips, and risk management while working with the entire class. Students should understand that this is a LEADERSHIP course, not strictly an outdoor experience.