Health Physical Education Courses

Supervisor: Sandra Chronic, 908-284-7153, schronic@hcrhs.org

These courses may be used to satisfy Health & Physical Education graduation requirements. Please note: prerequisite requirements for all courses are listed in the course descriptions. Please read these carefully, to ensure that all prerequisite courses have been taken before selecting a course.

2018-2019 Health & Physical Education Course Descriptions

#510 - PHYSICAL EDUCATION 9 – 2.5 CREDITS
Grade: 9 (required)

This course includes a wide range of physical activities selected from among the following: soccer, volleyball, basketball, weight training, personal fitness/nutrition, and Project Adventure initiatives. Emphasis is placed on the development of fundamental skills and an understanding of the components of personal fitness. Students define and apply personal fitness goals through the use of varied computer programs, individual and group projects. In addition, students will study nutrition and the protocols and practice of first aid, using the American Red Cross curriculum. Written and performance assessments are used to determine mastery in this course.

#511 – HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION 9 – 2.5 CREDITS
Grade: 9 (required)

The health component of this course includes concepts in the areas of mental health, alcohol, drugs and tobacco use and misuse, human growth and development, reproduction, human sexuality, A.I.D.S., S.T.D.’s and interpersonal communications. The Physical Education portion of this course includes a variety of activities selected from among the following: softball, weight training, personal fitness/nutrition and Project Adventure. Written and performance assessments are used to determine mastery in this course.

#520 – PHYSICAL EDUCATION 10 - 2. 5 CREDITS
Grade: 10 (required)

This course engages students in physical activities selected from the following list: speedball, team handball, net ball, volleyball, paddleball and table tennis. Emphasis is placed on refining fundamental skills, introducing game strategies, deepening the understanding of the mechanics of movement, health and skill-related fitness. Students will explore the principles and practice of emergency protocols, use of the AED and application of CPR using the American Red Cross curriculum.


#521 – DRIVER EDUCATION AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION 10 - 2. 5 CREDITS
Grade: 10 (required)

The health component of this course involves the study of the automobile in modern life and aims to develop mature attitudes, an understanding of NJ Motor Vehicle laws and proper habits for safe driving. Included in this course is the continued study of dating, harassment/bullying behaviors, drugs, alcohol and tobacco, decision-making and the safe operation of a motor vehicle. Written and performance assessments are used to determine mastery in this course.

#S993 – ADAPTIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION – 5 CREDITS
Grades 9-12

The Adaptive PE course is designed to meet the needs of students identified by the district’s IEP Team.The intent of the class is to encourage our students to live a healthy, active lifestyle and learn skills to help form strong, healthy relationships. The class is divided into two groups. One group participates daily in Physical Education with a Physical Education teacher, while the other group participates in Health with a Special Education teacher. After 40 minutes, the groups switch.

An individual educational program is made for the student by the physical educator and child study team with input from the physician and/or school medical inspector. Exercises, activities, and skills are presented and acted on an individual basis. Many of the activities included in the general education physical education classes will be taught and modified as necessary. Health topics their general education peers do. The five broad areas of study in Health are communication and social skills, harassment, intimidation, and bullying (HIB), hygiene and nutrition, alcohol, drugs, and tobacco and decision making and problem solving.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION GRADES 11 AND 12:

A program of sport specific activities, problem-solving and team-building initiatives, personal fitness and wellness strategies are offered to juniors and seniors during regularly scheduled physical education classes. Juniors must elect one course that includes Health 11 and seniors must elect one course that includes Health 12. Students engage in a variety of problem-solving activities and initiatives in each course. Written assignments and evaluations, student journals, small group and individual projects, as well as software applications are employed in each course. Each student must choose 2 electives from the list below and one of these electives must have a grade-level appropriate health component.

#550 – RACKET/PADDLE SPORTS & WEIGHT TRAINING / DIETARY SUPPLEMENTATION - 2.5 CREDITS
Grades: 11-12

A combination course that dedicates half the time to the introduction of skills and strategies in the following racket sports: badminton and paddleball or table tennis. The other half of the course is focused on the development of personal wellness goals and the design of a program of weight training and dietary supplementation that will support the achievement of these goals. Students will be introduced to the proper form and technique for the use of weight equipment and guided through the design of their own personal fitness activities. The use of computers and a variety of on-line resources to design programs and track progress will be part of the learning experience. Written and performance assessments will be used to determine mastery in this course.

#554 – PROJECT ADVENTURE II /GROUP DYNAMICS - 2.5 CREDITS
Grades: 11-12

Students will engage in a variety of game-like, group problem-solving initiatives that will require minimal and challenging physical skills. Low and high rope elements will be used during this course. Fundamental safety, spotting and belay techniques will be introduced and mastered. Students will study how groups form, individual personalities and leadership styles impact communication and problem-solving effectiveness. Indoor and outdoor elements may be used to complete student experiences in the sequencing of initiatives offered. Student journals and reaction papers, projects and written tests may be used to assess mastery in this course.

#556 – WEIGHT TRAINING /NUTRITION AND TEAM SPORTS II - 2.5 CREDITS
Grades: 11-12

This combination course provides students with an opportunity to examine current attitudes and practices with regard to their own wellness, refine personal fitness goals, and design a program of weight training and nutrition that will support the accomplishment of these goals over time. Instruction in the use of weight equipment and the design of personal programs will be discussed. The use of computers and on line resources in the areas of weight training and nutrition will assist students in the application of course concepts. The other part of this course will engage students in the use of the Sport Education Model to deepen their understanding of the skills and strategies of two of the following sports: soccer/speedball, floor hockey, recreational games, or softball. Written and performance assessments will be used to determine mastery in this course.

#558 - EXPLORING GLOBAL HEALTH,GAMES AND CULTURE– 2.5 CREDITS
Grades: 11-12

This course provides students with the opportunity to explore global health issues with a focus on project-based service-learning. Students will examine the purpose, priorities and needs of national and global organizations such as Healthy People 2020, World Health Organization, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through partner engagement and research of their own/small groups. As a result of these external partnerships students will develop proposals for action plans to support priorities they select. The other portion of this course focuses on a variety of international games such as school-based rugby and modified cricket. Through the use of the Sport Education Model the activity portion of the course will introduce students to the fundamental skills and strategies, as well as the cultural impact and background of these games. A peer teaching and service learning model is used to enable students to develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills targeted in this course. Online resources, text, student portfolio, practical and written tests, small group activities and daily participation contribute to the measure of student mastery.

#530 – HEALTH 11 / TEAM SPORTS I/CONSUMER FITNESS - 2.5 CREDITS
Grade: 11

Students in grade 11 will be required to select from this OR the Health 11 Individual and Dual Sports I. course. The health portion of this course will run for 9 weeks, covering such topics as alcohol, tobacco, drug use and abuse, abstinence education and, human sexuality. The second half of this course will enable students to build on their knowledge of the skills and strategies of volleyball, team frisbee, flag football, or cooperative games. Students will develop personal fitness goals, design programs, research and identify effective consumer fitness products. Written and performance assessments will be used to determine mastery in this course.

#532 – HEALTH 11 / INDIV. & DUAL SPORTS I/CONSUMER FITNESS– 2.5 CREDITS
Grade: 11

Students in grade 11 must select either this course OR the Health 11 and Team Sports I course The health portion of this course will run for 9 weeks, covering such topics as alcohol, tobacco, drug use and abuse, abstinence education and , human sexuality. The second half of the course will provide students with the opportunity to learn the skills and strategies of at least two of the following individual and dual sports: tennis, table tennis, cooperative games, or fencing and they will explore concepts of personal and consumer fitness. Written and performance assessments will be used to determine mastery in this course.

#535 – TEEN PREVENTION EDUCATION PROGRAM I (PEP) – 5 CREDITS
Grade: 11

This year-long course will provide students with the opportunity to complete the grade 11 Health and Physical Education requirement using a service-learning model. Students will spend time in the classroom exploring a variety of topics in the areas of human sexuality, refusal skills, and community outreach. Project Adventure initiatives will be used to develop teaming, leadership, and effective communication skills. In addition, students will design and present programs on these topics to peers and adults in the community. This course will assist students in becoming knowledgeable, effective peer educators, presenters, role models and health advocates. Participants in this course must complete an application and interview process to be eligible for an invitation to participate.

#549 – TEEN PREVENTION EDUCATION PROGRAM II (PEP) – 5 CREDITS
Grade: 12

This year-long course will provide students with the opportunity to complete the Grade 12 Health and Physical Education graduation requirements using a service-learning and peer mentoring approach. Students will spend time in the classroom mastering concepts related to human sexuality, drug and alcohol use, refusal and communication skills, bullying and conflict resolution. Participants will work with middle school and grade nine students using a research-based curriculum to complete community outreach initiatives as knowledgeable, effective peer educators, presenters and health advocates. In addition, a variety of Project Adventure initiatives will be infused to help develop effective decision-making, team-building and leadership skills. Anyone interested in this course must complete a required application and interview process prior to admission.

#540 – HEALTH 12 / TEAM SPORTS I / CONSUMER FITNESS - 2.5 CREDITS
Grade: 12

Students in grade 12 will be required to select from this OR the Health 12 Individual and Dual Sport I. course offered. The grade 12 health will run 9 weeks. This part of the course will include such contemporary topics as, AIDS, self-concepts in specific social situations, perspectives on death, dying and aging, substance abuse and the impact on society and the individual. The other half of the course will review the skills and strategies of at least two of the following team sports: volleyball, team frisbee, flag football, or cooperative games and will explore concepts of personal and consumer fitness. Written and performance assessments will be used to determine mastery in this course.

#542 – HEALTH 12 / INDIV. & DUAL SPORTS I / CONSUMER FITNESS – 2.5 CREDITS
Grade: 12

Students in grade 12 must select either this course OR the Health 12 and Team Sports course. The health portion of this course will run 9 weeks, covering such topics as AIDS, self-concepts in specific social situations, perspectives on aging, death and dying, substance abuse and its impact on society and the individual. The other portion of the course will provide students with the opportunity to learn the skills and strategies of at least two of the following individual sports: table tennis, tennis, cooperative games, or fencing and will explore concepts of personal and consumer fitness. Written and performance assessments will be used to determine mastery in this course.

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