Cabrini High School

Health and Physical Education Department

The purpose of Physical Education and Health is to instruct each student in physical activities for use in her life in maintaining good health, positive attitudes, and healthy recreational endeavors. The educational aim of these experiences and activities is to enlighten students' awareness of the lifetime benefits, the importance of, and the value of daily physical activity and proper nutrition throughout one's life. The department believes it is vital in its contribution to the development of an individual who is capable of making healthy choices for optimum health and performance, both physical and mental. All physical education and health courses are semester courses. A student earns one half (1/2) credit for each course. A (1/2) credit of health and (1 and 1/2) credit of Physical Education activity is required for graduation.

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The following semester courses are offered at the grade level indicated: Physical Fitness activities are included at all levels.

Health 1: Pre-Freshmen
 
Health I is a required comprehensive health course which provides the students with the basic knowledge and skills of health and safety. Units presented include mental and emotional well-being, family relationships, growth and development, nutrition, personal fitness, diseases and disorders, substance abuse, American Red Cross First Aid, consumer health, and community/environmental health. An emphasis is placed on preventative health.
Physical Education I: Freshmen
 
This course is designed to increase student awareness of competetive, recreational and leisure type games that make up team and individual sports. PE I also educates the students about the lifetime benefits and the importance and value of daily physical activity. Physical fitness activities are included in this curriculum.
Physical Education II: Sophomores
 
PE II provides the students with opportunities to participate in a variety of activities designed to allow them to practice the skills and techniques of such team sports as volleyball, flag football and track and field. Students also engage in Physical fitness activities.
Physical Education III: Juniors
 
PE III engages the students in a variety of opportunities to practice the skills and techniques of individual sports or activities that range from canoeing to pickleball, badminton, and golf. Students also participate in daily physical fitness activities.
Physical Education IV: Seniors
 
PE IV emphasizes individualized fitness for life. Class activities include aerobic dancing, calisthenics, walking, jogging, and circuit weight training, etc. A fitness-related health unit covers the topics of "Physical Miseducation", Components of Fitness, Types and Benefits of Exercise, Exercise Prescription, Body Composition, Eating Disorders, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Stress Management. PE IV emphasizes individualized fitness for life. Class activities include aerobic dancing, calisthenics, walking, jogging, and circuit weight training, etc. A fitness-related health unit covers the topics of "Physical Miseducation", Components of Fitness, Types and Benefits of Exercise, Exercise Prescription, Body Composition, Eating Disorders, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Stress Management.
Physical Education V: Seniors (Improving Fitness - elective with approval)

This course is designed for students seriously interested in advancing their fitness levels through a variety of options including strenuous aerobic activities, weight training, flexibility, and weight/body fat monitoring.

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Date Updated: 10/4/01