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Health & Physical Education

Two credits of Health & Physical Education are requiredto graduate from CMASAS. These credits must include 0.5 credit of a health class.

 

Students are provided with customized PE course options.  Most students’ only take the PE I & II sequence, completing personalized activities in nutrition and fitness. They can include sports, martial arts, or other activities in which they are already involved.  Meanwhile, other students are involved in specific sports that they want reflected on their transcript, such as dance or aquatic activities, and to obtain credit beyond the PE I & II sequence; these options include documentation of time, activities, goal setting, self-evaluation, and healthy choices.

Courses

Adventure & Outdoor Activities

Portfolio, Silver

Students demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in two or more adventure/outdoor activities. They apply previously learned movement concepts and principles to learning and developing of motor skills required for successful participation in adventure/outdoor activities.

Duration: 2 Semesters

Aerobic Activities

Portfolio, Silver

Students demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in two or more aerobic activities, selecting one or more from following: 1) aerobic dance, running, skating, swimming, cross-country skiing, cycling, rowing, triathlon, and walking. Students strive to achieve a level of physical fitness for health and performance while demonstrating knowledge of fitness concepts, principles, and strategies.

Duration: 2 Semesters

Aquatic Activities

Portfolio, Silver

Students demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in two or more aquatic activities, selecting one or more from the following categories: 1) diving, kayaking/canoeing/ rowing, snorkeling, swimming, life guarding, scuba diving, synchronized swimming, and water polo. Students demonstrate knowledge and competency in motor skills, movement patterns, and strategies needed to perform in these activities.

Duration: 2 Semesters

Holistic Health

Silver

Holistic healthcare combines modern science with natural diet and herbal remedies, nutritional supplements, exercise, relaxation, psycho-spiritual counseling, meditation, breathing exercises, and other self-regulatory practices. It asserts that individuals can and should become proactive about adopting a healthy lifestyle and developing a unique, personalized approach to the treatment and prevention of disease.

Duration: 1 Semester

Individual & Dual Activities

Portfolio, Silver

Students demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in two or more individual and dual activities, selecting one or more of the following: 1) Individual: archery, cycling, golf, gymnastics/tumbling, skating, skiing, surfing, and yoga; and 2) Dual: badminton, handball, racquetball, squash, tennis, and two-player volleyball. They strive to achieve a level of physical fitness for health and performance while demonstrating knowledge of fitness concepts, principles, and strategies.

Duration: 2 Semesters

Nutrition & Wellness

Silver

Students gain an understanding that wellness is a personal responsibility, and that wellness is an important aspect of one’s life. Students learn about food and kitchen safety procedures, summarize and apply information about different groups of foods, and demonstrate the ability to plan meals and be a smart consumer when shopping for food. They analyze their own nutritional needs, considering personal health, fitness, lifestyle, and other considerations.

Duration: 1 Semester

PE through Dance

Portfolio, Silver

Students demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in two or more dance activities, selecting one or more from the following: 1) ballet, folk, and jazz, modern, social, and square. They strive to achieve a level of physical fitness for health and performance while demonstrating knowledge of fitness concepts, principles, and strategies.

Duration: 2 Semesters

Physical Education I

Portfolio, Silver

Physical Education I emphasize personal fitness development. Students create personal fitness plans, setting goals, and evaluate/refining goals periodically over the course of the semester. They develop strength, endurance, flexibility, and coordination through a variety of regular physical activities.

Duration: 2 Semesters

Physical Education II

Portfolio, Silver

Physical Education II emphasize personal fitness development. Students create personal fitness plans, setting goals, and evaluate/refining goals periodically over the course of the semester. They develop strength, endurance, flexibility, and coordination through a variety of regular physical activities.

Duration: 2 Semesters

Weight Training & Fitness

Portfolio, Silver

Students demonstrate knowledge and competency in motor skills, movement patterns, and strategies needed to perform in these activities. This includes learning the biomechanics, techniques, and safety issues related to proper lifting techniques. They strive to display safe and responsible behavior while training and setting personal goals for fitness throughout one’s lifetime.

Duration: 2 Semesters