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PERSONAL FITNESS COURSE INFORMATION

Department:  Physical Education
Course Title:  Jr./Sr. P.E. -Personal Fitness
Level:  College Prep


II.    COURSE DESCRIPTION

Prerequisite:  None
Open to:  Juniors and Seniors    
Length:  Semester    
Credit:  .5
Summary:  This class will consist of activities relating to cardiovascular fitness, program development and stress release as they meet the requirements for this class.  The students will be encouraged to participate in cardiovascular activities, skill work, program development, physical assessment and physical fitness testing.

III.    TEXTBOOKS and MATERIALS

1.    HF P.E. uniform
2.    Gym (Athletic) Shoes
3.    Socks
4.    Sweatpants and Sweatshirt are allowed if necessary during track workout activities

IV.    ABBREVIATED COURSE OUTLINE

        First Quarter
            Introduction to:
                1.  Step Aerobics
                2.  Pilates
                3.  Yoga
                4.  Kickboxing
                5.  Weight Trainig / Assessment
        Second Quarter
            Personal Program Development:
                1.  Step Aerobics
                2.  Pilates
                3.  Yoga
                4.  Kickboxing
                5.  Weight Training / Assessment

V.    HOMEWORK

            Review of study guides prior to the testing day.

VI.    GRADING
            
             Philosophy
            Our Physical Education classes put an emphasis on participation so that all individuals can succeed. The concept of  “sound mind equals sound body” is stressed in our classes each and every day.  All students will be graded on their participation levels and both written and skill testing.

            Criteria and Scale
            50% of each quarter grade is determined by skill and written work.
            50% of each quarter grade is determined by activities including attendance. Our grading policy is as follows:
            A= 90% - 100%    D= 60%- 69%
            B= 80% – 89%    F= 59% and below
            C= 70% - 79% 
            
            Semester grade will be determined as follows:
            40% - 1st Quarter
            40% - 2nd Quarter
            20% - Final Exam                                                               
 
VII.    A WORD FROM THE INSTRUCTOR

            As a physical education instructor, I  believe the health benefits from regular physical activity can be obtained through various methods.  Research supports that physical activity among children, adolescents, and adults is essential because of the following improvements to ones health:  cardio respiratory function, blood pressure control, stress reduction, and weight management).  My students are quite aware that I am a person first and a teacher second.  Because of this, I am more successful in reaching out to and relating with all different types of students and their personality types.  If I can influence students to become knowledgeable in the physical benefits of exercise, while being engaged in fun and challenging fitness activities, I can feel proud and honored to have been a part their life-long learning process.

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