This course will focus on cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Students will be introduced to the fundamental principles needed to reduce the risk of heart disease, and the theories/methods and safety precautions relative to muscular growth and development. Each student will be given a pre- and post- assessment to establish his/her fitness level and will develop a personalized exercise prescription, which will be challenging, productive and fun.
In addition, students enrolled in these courses can expect to experience energetic, enriching lessons centered around the twelve components of fitness, important health related decision making skills (decision making, assertiveness, resisting peer pressure, etc.) and strategies for seeking lifelong, healthy lifestyles. The concept of wellness is for one to gain understanding about the importance of the balance of one's physical, emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual, and vocational wellness. It is my goal to teach all students to be good citizens, make health conscious decisions, and adopt healthy behaviors as they enter adulthood.
- Teacher: Ben Goodhue