This course in persona fitness will prepare students to develop, experience, and adopt the behaviors they will need for a lifetime of healthy, active living. It will also be the foundation of the physical education curriculum. It will be structured such that students have the opportunity to be physically active 20 to 30 minutes daily. We will provide opportunities for students to learn about team sports, successfully experience the rules of basketball, football, volleyball,etc.
Students who are taking the personal fitness course should:
1. Learn and understand why physical activity and exercise are important to disease prevention and the maintenance of functional health.
2. Understand and apply safety practices associated with physical fitness. This includes correct application of bio-mathematical and physiological principles related to physical activity and exercise training.
3. Learn and understand the components of physical fitness.
4. Learn and understand the relationship between physical fitness activities or exercise to stress, nutrition, and consumer issues.
5. Experience the development and maintenance of an acceptable health-related lever of physical fitness levels.
6. Select and experience a variety of dynamic activities that can improve or maintain physical fitness levels.
7. Assess individual personal fitness levels.
8. Design personal fitness program that meets the individual's needs and interests. This should be based on the results of their personal fitness assessments.
9. Demonstrate successful participation in a variety of physical activities and exercises based on the requirement of the course.
1. Chapter test, quizzes and final exam.
2. Laboratory and cooperative learning experiences.
3. Written projects and / or homework.
4. Physical activity project (individual or group)
5. Physical fitness evaluations. Example: Skill related evaluations include cardiovascular, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance, and body composition.
6. Physical fitness program design.
7. Participation - daily class participation time should include 20 to 30 minutes of regular physical activity or exercise. Students should participate by engaging in a combination of activities in class, such as aerobic conditioning, flexibility routines, exercise program design, and laboratory experiences. Students should participate long enough in physical activities to successfully experience and value the concept that Anybody Can Be Fit.