PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

 

Lifetime Sports and Wellness

Prerequisite: none
Required Course: Semester 1
Recommended Grade Level: 9

The Lifetime sports and fitness curriculum will allow students to participate in a variety of team and individual activities. Classes will provide students the opportunity to practice and develop skills necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The emphasis is on active participation, sportsmanship, teamwork, developing organization skills and supporting reading and writing across the curriculum. Some of the units during the semester may include but are not limited to: badminton, basketball, fitness, golf, pickle ball, softball, speedball, and ultimate Frisbee. 


Lifetime Sports and Wellness 2

Prerequisite: Lifetime Sports 1
Required Course: Semester 1
Recommended Grade Level: 10

The Lifetime sports and fitness curriculum will allow students to participate in a variety of team and individual activities. Classes will provide students the opportunity to practice and develop skills necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The emphasis is on active participation, sportsmanship, teamwork, developing organization skills and supporting reading and writing across the curriculum. Some of the units during the semester may include but are not limited to: basketball, fitness, flag football, floor hockey, soccer, team handball, volleyball, and wiffle ball. The recommended grade level for this course is 10th grade. This is a one-semester class with no prerequisite required. 


Weight Training and Conditioning

Prerequisite: none

Elective Course: Semester 1, 2

Recommended Grade Level: 10/11/12

The Weight Training and Conditioning course will help student athletes at GCA develop physically and become more athletic. Athletes will demonstrate knowledge of lifelong fitness while utilizing proper training techniques. Students in this class will gain awareness of their individual fitness levels and will be pushed to achieve higher levels of physical fitness and athletic ability. This course will serve as an alternative to after school weight lifting. Student athletes will gain time to focus on school work, jobs, or join after school programs when not participating in a sport.

Weight Training and Conditioning is a course designed to introduce safety, proper technique, and benefits of physical training.  Student progression will include: ­

  • An introduction to advanced safety principles. ­
  • Training techniques. ­
  • Benefits of physical training. ­
  • Implementation of strength, speed, agility, and conditioning programs.

Aerobic and Anaerobic activities to gain strength, knowledge, and skills to develop total fitness, including the health and skill ­related components of fitness. ­An introduction to lifelong fitness and total wellness through the use of aerobic and anaerobic activities and weight training.

Students will be pushed to implement the gained experience to enhance current levels of fitness and athleticism. Students will participate in reading and writing across the curriculum. The recommended grade levels for this course are 10th – 12th grades. This is a one-semester elective class with no prerequisite required.


Advanced Lifetime Sports

Prerequisite: none

Elective Course: Semester 1, 2

Recommended Grade Level: 10/11/12

The Advanced Lifetime Sports curriculum will allow students to participate in a variety of team and individual activities. Classes will provide students the opportunity to practice and develop skills necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The emphasis is on active participation, sportsmanship, teamwork, developing organization skills and supporting reading and writing across the curriculum. Some of the units during the semester may include but are not limited to: badminton, basketball, fitness, flag football, golf, pickleball, soccer, softball, team handball, ultimate Frisbee, and volleyball. The recommended grade levels for this course are 10th – 12th grades. This is a one-semester elective class with no prerequisite required.


Health

Required Course: Semester 2

Recommended Grade Level: 10