PHYSICAL

EDUCATION
Four semesters of physical education are required to graduate at the senior high level. Three semesters of these courses should be selected from
physical education activity classes and one semester of Healthy Choices. Health is required to be taken at the ninth grade level, as well as one
semester of Introduction to Fitness. The other two semesters may be taken any semester during tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grade.
The senior high physical education curriculum is designed to provide students with the opportunity to select co-educational activities that emphasize
the development of skill proficiency in lifetime sports and offers carry-over value for adult life. This curriculum provides the student with situations
that encourage and stress the development of desirable social attitudes along with both mental and physical fitness.
Students should note that PE uniforms are required for ALL PE classes. If you already have a NGHS uniform there is no need to purchase a new
uniform. The fees must be paid prior to participation in the designated classes. There is a $75.00 fee for bowling and a $15.00 uniform fee if
you do not have a uniform from last year.

9th Grade
Healthy Choices
Intro to Fitness

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION COURSES AVAILABLE
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade
Healthy Choices
Athletic Performance
Athletic Performance
Intro to Fitness
Athletic Training
Athletic Training
Athletic Performance
Leadership Class
Bowling
Lifetime Fitness
Lifetime Fitness
Leadership Class
Positive P.E.
Positive P.E.
Lifetime Fitness
Racket Sports
Racket Sports
Positive P.E.
Soccer/Floor Hockey
Soccer/Floor Hockey
Racket Sports
Team Sports I
Team Sports I
Soccer/Floor Hockey
Weight Training I
Team Sports II
Team Sports I
Weight Training I
Team Sports II
Weight Training II
Weight Training I
Weight Training II

PHYSICAL EDUCATION CONTENT STANDARDS
Students have the skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activities.
Students participate regularly in physical activity.
Students use activity to establish and maintain health/physical fitness.
Students demonstrate knowledge of the implications of and the benefits from involvement in physical activities.
Students understand the importance of physical activity and its contributions to a healthy lifestyle.
HEALTH CONTENT STANDARDS
Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention.
Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and health promoting products and services.
Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks.
Students will analyze the influence of culture, media, technology and other factors on health.
Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health.
Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting and decision-making skills to enhance health.
Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.

HEALTHY CHOICES
9
*Required
Credit: ½ (CDHE-Academic Elective)
Healthy Choices is a required ninth grade health class that is designed to promote healthy lifestyle choices. Topics covered within Health Education
courses may vary widely, but typically include personal health (nutrition, mental health and stress management, drug/alcohol abuse prevention,
disease prevention, and first aid) and consumer health issues. The courses may also include brief studies of environmental health, personal
development, and/or community resources.
INTRODUCTION TO FITNESS
9, 10 *Required
Credit ½
This course is open to any ninth or tenth grade student. Successful completion of this course is needed prior to taking any other physical education
course. At the conclusion of this course, students will have participated in a variety of activities and will have an understanding of the concepts that
relate to health and wellness. Health and Fitness courses combine the topics of Health Education courses (nutrition, stress management, substance
abuse prevention, disease prevention, first aid, and so on) with an active fitness component (typically including aerobic activity and fitness circuits)
with the intention of conveying the importance of life-long wellness habits.
ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE
10, 11, 12
Credit 1
This year-long course is designed for the student athlete who would like to take their training to the next level. Ground Based Power Movements
along with advanced weight training concepts will be emphasized. Courses in Specific Sports Activities help students develop knowledge,
experience, and skills in a single sport or activity (such as basketball, volleyball, track and field, and equestrian events) other than those coded within
this section.
Counselor Notes: Requires instructor approval/Signature, yearlong course.

LIFETIME FITNESS
10, 11, 12
Credit: ½
Lifetime Fitness refers to a system of exercise based on stimulating heart and lung activity for a time period sufficiently long enough to produce
beneficial changes in the body. These courses emphasize acquiring knowledge and skills regarding lifetime physical fitness; content may include
related topics such as nutrition, stress management, and consumer issues. Students may develop and implement a personal fitness plan.
POSITIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION
10, 11, 12
Credit: ½
These courses provide physical education activities (sports, fitness, and conditioning) adapted for students with special needs. In this course
students will be paired with a peer tutor with supervision of the teacher. Students will be participating in the following activities: Basketball, volleyball,
dance, hockey, soccer, flag football, badminton and tennis.
Prerequisite: Must have an IEP to enroll in this course

RACKET SPORTS
10, 11, 12
Credit: ½
Individual/Dual Sports courses provide students with knowledge, experience, and an opportunity to develop skills in more than one individual or dual
sport (such as tennis, badminton, pickle ball, table tennis, and so on). Students will learn how participation in racket sports promotes lifelong fitness.
SOCCER/FLOOR HOCKEY
10, 11, 12
Credit: ½
Team Sports courses provide students with knowledge, experience, and an opportunity to develop skills in more than one team sport. This course
will include a nine-week unit in floor hockey and soccer, and will focus on the development of skills necessary for successful and enjoyable
participation in these activities, as well as care and selection of appropriate equipment. Rules, strategy, safety, game courtesies, and related
terminology are introduced and applied to game situations.

TEAM SPORTS I
10, 11, 12
Credit: ½
Team Sports courses provide students with knowledge, experience, and an opportunity to develop skills in more than one team sport. This course
involves 4-5 week units in each of the following activities: basketball, volleyball, softball, and flag football. All units will provide proper instruction of
the activities to include technique, fundamental skills, origin, safety practices, values, playing courtesies, strategies, rules and terminology.

WEIGHT TRAINING l
10, 11, 12
Credit: ½
Weight Training courses help students develop knowledge and skills with free weights and universal stations while emphasizing safety and proper
body positioning; they may include other components such as anatomy and conditioning. This course is designed for the student with a high interest
in muscle development through use of resistive exercise. The course also includes a well-rounded education for specific lifts for each specific body
part. Also included is a study of the muscle system, setting up personal workouts, and keeping daily workout charts.
Counselor Notes: This class may be repeated as often as a student would like for elective credit. A student may use only one semester of Weight
Training towards their Physical Education requirement.

ATHLETIC TRAINING
11, 12
Credit ½
This course is for students who have an interest in Athletic Training or Allied Health professions. Courses in Sports Physiology examine human
anatomy and physiology as they pertain to human movement and physical performance in sports activities. These courses may also emphasize the
prevention and treatment of athletic injuries. Student will learn about anatomy, physiology, and injuries that are common in sports. Student will also
learn about different training systems and injury prevention.
Prerequisite: Completion of two PE classes not including Healthy Choices

LEADERSHIP CLASS
11, 12
Credit: ½
Students wishing to participate in a leadership role involving a physical education class they have already successfully completed may do so with the
approval of the class instructor. Students taking this class will earn elective credit. Responsibilities will be given to the students in the role of
assistance in instruction, leadership responsibilities, as well as individual improvements in their classroom performance.
Counselor Notes: Requires instructor approval/Signature

POSITIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION PEER TUTOR
11, 12
Credit: ½ (Elective)
Physical, Health, and Safety Education—Aide courses offer students the opportunity to assist instructors in preparing, organizing, or delivering
course curricula. Students may provide tutorial or instructional assistance to other students. This course is designed for students who like to assist
students with special needs in learning and experiencing the enjoyment in the following physical activities: basketball, volleyball, dance, hockey,
soccer, flag football, badminton and tennis.
Prerequisite: Completion of two PE classes not including Healthy Choices

TEAM SPORTS II
11, 12
Credit ½
Team Sports courses provide students with knowledge, experience, and an opportunity to develop skills in more than one team sport (such as
volleyball, basketball, football, and softball). Team Sports II focuses on “off-the-ball” critical-thinking strategies, refereeing of games, coaching duties,
recording and compiling statistics, training and skills needed for a sport information director and trainer. Students will experience the various roles
through a variety of activities such as preparing a playbook, compiling and analyzing statistics and writing play-by-play commentary. Team Sports II
would be the next progression after Team Sports I.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Team Sports I

WEIGHT TRAINING ll
11, 12
Credit: ½
Weight Training courses help students develop knowledge and skills with free weights and universal stations while emphasizing safety and proper
body positioning; they may include other components such as anatomy and conditioning. The semester long course is designed for the experienced
weightlifter. In addition to the topics covered in Weight Training I, students will be instructed in program design, adaptations to training, and
periodization. Also, Included is a study of anatomical planes and landmarks as well as a more in depth look at muscle structure and function.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Weight Training I

BOWLING
12
Credit: ½
Recreation Sports courses provide students with knowledge, experience, and an opportunity to develop skills. This course is designed for both
beginning and intermediate skilled bowlers. The origin, development, and nature of the game will be introduced along with the techniques and

fundamentals of the game. Rules of the game, scoring, and safety practices are examined and expected. Bowling is a fun educational class that will
create a learning environment in which students feel comfortable trying new skills in hope of finding a lifetime recreational activity.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of two PE classes not including Healthy Choices; Class Fee: $75.00