Wellness Department

Physical Education

Course Description:

Physical Education consists of an introduction to personal lifelong fitness concepts, assessment of personal fitness levels, and development and implementation of a personal fitness plan based on each student's individual fitness level assessed by the Presidential Fitness Standards. Students will learn to navigate the Fitness Center with proper and effective use of the exercise equipment available at Brewer High School. Students will be introduced to and will participate in non-traditional individual, recreational and lifelong physical fitness activities. Upon completion of this course students will have a basic understanding of how to set up a fitness plan and the value of participation in lifelong physical activities. The course activities will include: Personal Fitness, Recreational Sports, Volleyball, Frisbee, Lifetime Activities and Team Sports

Grade level(s)/Prerequisite:

Grades 9-12/no prerequisite

Prerequisite: Students MAY NOT take both PE and OE in the same year for credit without permission from the department.  Juniors and seniors who have completed the PE requirement may take PE as an elective or on an audit basis as space is available.

Course Expectations:

Students are expected to arrive on time with proper phys ed attire, be engaged in the lesson and participate in all activities.

Course Evaluation of student achievement:

Student grades will be based on attendance, participation, personal skills assessments, and self evaluations. Rubrics will be provided for every assessment and evaluation.

Life-Long Fitness: Fitness-Related

Lifelong Fitness: Skill-Related

Physical Education: Manipulative Skills: Striking

Physical Education: Personal Social Behavior: Safe Play


Fitness and Wellness (course #014)

Course Description:

Fitness and Wellness is a semester long course that will focus on students developing their own fitness plan and following it on a regular basis. This course offers an opportunity for students who are interested in training and physical fitness a chance to train under a structured and supervised program. Students will learn the physiological aspects of resistance training and then apply it to establish lifelong fitness habits. Students will learn to assess their fitness levels and change their programs as needed, as well as learn about the importance of nutrition, and how it affects their performance levels.

Grade level(s)/Prerequisite:

Grades 10-12/Physical Education

Course Expectations:

Students are expected to arrive on time with proper workout attire, and should be active participants in all class activities. These activities will include:

1. Learning the physiological aspects of resistance training and then applying it to establish lifelong fitness habits.

2. Learning to assess their fitness levels and change their fitness programs as needed.

3. Training under a structured and supervised program.

4. understanding the importance of nutrition, and how it affects their performance levels.

5. Demonstrating healthy behaviors to improve or maintain their health in the area of physical activity

6. Developing a plan to reach a personal health fitness goal.

7. learning proper lifting techniques to a variety of "free weight" lifts.

8. Engaging in many different types of physical fitness activities and a variety of fitness exercises.

Course Evaluation of student achievement:

Student grades will be based on attendance, participation and their ability to follow a self developed fitness plan. Students will also be assessed on their goal setting ability and keeping track of a personal fitness folder over the course of the semester.


Principles of Coaching (Course# 016)

Course Description:

Principles of Coaching is a semester long course that will be focused on students developing skills associated with becoming a team leader. Students will learn how to interact with their peers from a coaching standpoint, and will learn how to teach skills from a variety of activities. Students will learn different parts of what it takes to be a coach. This includes aspects of a practice,learning rules  providing feedback on certain skills and developing a personal philosophy.

Grade level(s)/Prerequisite:

Grade 10-12/Physical Education

Course Expectations:

Students are expected to arrive on time with proper phys ed attire, be engaged in the lesson and participate in all activities.

Course Evaluation of student achievement:

Student grades will be based on attendance, participation and their understanding the values of what it means to be a team leader. Students will also be assessed on their goal setting ability as well as their ability to demonstrate and explain different skills.

Advanced Physical Education Course 003

Grades 11-12

Full Year

Every Other Day

1 Credit

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Physical Education 001.  Students may not take both Advanced Physical Education and Advanced Outdoor Education in the same year without permission from the department.

 

Course Description:  Students will participate in the Physical Education class and will be required to complete a number of extended learning opportunities as determined by the instructor.


Physical Education Team Leaders Course 004

Grades 11-12

Full Year Every other day

1 Credit per year

Prerequisite: Physical Education requirement fulfilled; chosen by instructors.  

Course Description:  Team Leaders will meet every other day for the year.  This course is offered to students who show a strong interest in the physical education program and can offer leadership skills. Team Leaders will be selected on the basis of attitude, leadership skills, and knowledge of the information taught.



Health Course 002

Grades 10-12

Every Day

Semester, ½ credit

Prerequisite: None

Health must be successfully completed before graduation requirements can be fulfilled. Units are offered in these areas: personal health, nutrition, first aid, family life-relationships, communication, sexuality, mental health, preventing violence, chemical health and group problem solving. Many specialists, outside speakers, field trips within walking distance, and adventure based learning activities are used throughout the course. A brief overview of information covered in each unit is available in the curriculum manual in the high school Principal's Office for student and parent review.



Health Aide Course 008

Grades 10-12

Semester, ½ credit

Prerequisite: Successful completion of health class, interview with health teacher, approval of health teacher/teachers if applicable and knowledge of the content and leadership qualities exemplified in health class

Health Aide is for students that express a desire to continue to further their knowledge and gain leadership skills. Students are expected to participate in activities, facilitate groups, and lead group discussions. Students are able to meet only every other day.

 


Outdoor Education Course 005

Grades 9-12

Full Year Every Other Day

1 Credit

Prerequisite: None

Outdoor Education provides an alternative to Physical Education for students interested in the outdoors and what it has to offer. Class is every other day and additional time outside of the school day. The high school‘s well known ropes course is used to develop team building, problem solving and decision making skills. Basic instruction is provided in the areas of orienteering, paddling, cross-country skiing, camping (fall, winter and spring), first aid and many other areas of interest involved with the outdoors. Responsible personal and social interaction skills are also stressed throughout the course.


Advanced O.E.  Course 007

Grades 10-12

Course Description:Advanced O.E.

Grade level(s)/Prerequisite:Grades 10-12

Prerequisite:  successful completion of Outdoor Education

Course Expectations:The most important aspect of Advanced O.E. is involvement. Students must be willing to explore new activities and adventures. They need to participate on a daily bases. Students will learn to think outside of the box, problem solve, leadership, work to together, communicate, cooperate and much more. There will be an strong expectation to demonstrate and transfer the aforementioned skills. There is a great stress put on higher level thinking.


Outdoor Leadership Course 006

Grades 11-12

Full Year

1 Credit

Prerequisite: Chosen by instructors on the basis of attitude, leadership skills and recreational skills. OE Leadership does not fulfill the graduation requirement for PE.

A full credit is offered to students who show a serious interest in the outdoor education program and can offer leadership skills in and outside of the classroom. Outdoor Leadership is a course offered everyday and additional time outside of the school day! Leadership students are teaching assistants who also need to demonstrate knowledge of the information taught.