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2017-18 Health & Physical Education Teachers
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Patty Hansen, patricial.hansen@mpls.k12.mn.us - website

 
All courses are offered for Physical Education or Health credit except as noted otherwise.
All courses are a Semester in length


 

FITNESS FOR LIFE                              12000

Course Description: The focus will be on decision-making, cardiovascular fitness, and skill development in various sport and lifetime leisure activities. Students will be informed of the benefits of fitness and sport through this knowledge base. Students will be equipped with the knowledge to make informed decisions in developing a healthy lifestyle. Cardiovascular endurance and conditioning will be emphasized through fitness and sport activities. These activities will be aimed at improving strength, agility, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. Students will be exposed to a variety of team, dual, and individual activities. These will focus on skill development (basic through advanced) and knowledge. All students will learn about and be engaged in these activities daily.

 

FITNESS FOR LIFE 1                           12011

Course Description: The focus will be on decision-making, cardiovascular fitness, and skill development in various sport and lifetime leisure activities. Students will be informed of the benefits of fitness and sport through this knowledge base. Students will be equipped with the knowledge to make informed decisions in developing a healthy lifestyle. Cardiovascular endurance and conditioning will be emphasized through fitness and sport activities. These activities will be aimed at improving strength, agility, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. Students will be exposed to a variety of team, dual, and individual activities. These will focus on skill development (basic through advanced) and knowledge. All students will learn about and be engaged in these activities daily. Upon successful completion of the freshman & sophomore Physical Education sequence, students will be able to create, implement, and evaluate a personal lifetime fitness plan.

 

FITNESS FOR LIFE 2                           12012

Course Description: Decision-making, cardiovascular fitness and skill development in various sport and lifetime leisure activities will be the focus of tenth grade physical education. Students will be informed of the benefits of fitness and sport through this knowledge base. Students will be equipped with the knowledge to make informed decisions in developing a healthy lifestyle. The curriculum for PE 2 is more varied and requires a higher level of thinking and skill. Students will now implement and evaluate their health plan and work to improve their personal fitness levels and knowledge and skill base. Upon successful completion of the Phys. Ed sequences, students will be able to create, implement, and evaluate a personal lifetime fitness plan.

 

HEALTH 9                                            11000

Course Description: This is a one-semester health course required for graduation, taken as a freshman. Units covered incorporate the eight National Health Standards. The course is designed as a blended model of online curriculum and classroom instruction. Units of study include personal health and wellness, nutrition, substance abuse, sexuality, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, Safer Choices sexuality curriculum, relationships, first aid and CPR and other current health trends.

 

HEALTH 1                                            10011

Course Description: The aim of this course is to improve students’ knowledge about health and their attitudes toward themselves and others. Body structure and function, chemical use and abuse, personal and family living, mental health, human sexuality, sexually transmitted infections, nutrition, class action (alcohol related court cases), and how these subjects relate to maintaining good health will be covered. This course is required for graduation.

 

HEALTH 2                                            10012

Course Description: This is a comprehensive health course designed to help students identify health problems of today’s society and strategies for dealing with them. This class provides students with the information necessary to improve, promote, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Components of course include: Cardiovascular Health & CPR, Abusive Relationships; Aspects of Personal Health, Sexual Harassment; Chronic & Infectious Diseases, Mental & Emotional Health; Weight Control & Exercise Management; Decision Making; Bullying/Cliques/Violence; Class Action – Alcohol Related Court Cases

 

IB DP SL SPORTS, EXERCISE AND HEALTH SCIENCE                              08120

Year Long Course

Course Description: This course involves the study of the science that explains Human Performance and provides the opportunity to apply these principles. The course incorporates the traditional disciplines of Anatomy and Physiology, Biomechanics, Psychology and Nutrition, which are studied in the context of Sport, Exercise and Health. Students will cover a range of core including Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Energy Systems, Movement Analysis, Skill in Sport, and Measurement and Evaluation of Human Performance. This course will cover an additional 2 option topics that include Optimizing Physiological Performance, Psychology of Sport, Physical Activity and Health, and Nutrition for Sport, Exercise and Health. This course will provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and understanding necessary to apply scientific principles and critically analyze Human Performance. Where relevant, the course will address issues of international dimension and ethics by considering sport, exercise and health relative to the individual and in a global context.
 

*This course cannot be substituted for a required fitness classes for graduation.

 

AEROBIC FITNESS I                                                  128005

Course Description: This course will introduce the student to the development of individual physical fitness. The student will participate in different activities designed to improve their fitness and their knowledge of health related fitness. A reminder that the 5 components of health related fitness include muscular endurance, muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and body composition.  Club style fitness training, high intensity training, flexibility training and work with stability balls and resistance bands will provide learners with an opportunity to improve their fitness.

*This course cannot be substituted for a required fitness classes for graduation.

 

REC AND LIFETIME SPORTS                                       128004

Course Description: This course will provide the student with the opportunity to explore a variety of individual, team, and lifetime sports at the recreational level. Students will refine a variety of movement and knowledge skills through game play, tournament participation and assessments. This class will be expected to look more in depth at sport at a recreational level and activities that can sustain a health level of fitness throughout their lifetime. Possible units of interest include basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, Frisbee golf, pickle ball, flag football, floor hockey, softball, and lifetime leisure activities. An emphasis will be placed on developing an appreciation for lifelong activity.
 

*This course cannot be substituted for a required fitness classes for graduation.

 

TEAM SPORTS                                    12131

Course Description: This class will focus on team sports at a competitive level. Students in this class will be asked to participate in daily team sport activities. Students will be introduced to the history, strategy, and skills required for each activity. This class will be expected to look more in depth at the history and philosophy of sport as well as sport psychology through independent research assignments. Activities will be both indoor and outdoor. The list of activities may include but not limited to Basketball, Soccer, Floor Hockey, Team Handball, Ultimate Frisbee, Football, Lacrosse, and Softball.

*This course cannot be substituted for a required fitness classes for graduation.

 

WEIGHT TRAINING                               12021

Course Description: The students will be educated about Strength and Conditioning with an emphasis on athletic development. Students will be expected to know proper weight lifting techniques and will be able to design a comprehensive weight lifting program that is realistic and attainable for their specific goals. Students will also learn more advanced lifts such as the Clean & Jerk and the Snatch.  This course does require a high level of physical activity surrounding Weight Training, Plyometric Training, and Anaerobic Conditioning.  This course requires written work and possible research surrounding the strength and conditioning field.

*This course cannot be substituted for a required fitness classes for graduation.

 

WORLD GAMES                                   12151

Course Description: This upper level elective course is designed for the student who wishes to explore activities that are played throughout the world. These are creative and challenging for both the mind and body, with emphasis on cultural history and game play. Strength and Conditioning will be utilized for these activities, and there will be times where this domain will be needed to help the student better prepare for a successful participation in the unit covered. Units will focus on games that include nets and/or recreational balls made from various materials. In addition to various others, games may include: ·Sepak takraw, a kick volleyball game native to Southeast Asia ·Games of the North, a group of traditional Inuit sports to strengthen mind, body, and spirit ·Badminton, which can be traced to mid-18th century British India ·Gaelic Football, a combination of soccer and football ·Jeu de Boules, a game from France that is similar to Bocce ball · Cooperative Challenges from around the world.
 

*This course cannot be substituted for a required fitness classes for graduation.

 

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