This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
High School Personal Fitness is a 7-week course covering all health-related aspects of physical fitness. Health-related components include flexibility, cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and body composition.
High School Personal Fitness is a 7-week course covering all health-related aspects of physical fitness. Health-related components include flexibility, cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and body composition. The course is designed to teach students in-depth concepts of physical fitness including physiological aspects, personal fitness programming, and complementary aspects to physical fitness including sleep, recovery, and a brief introduction to nutrition. This course is designed to be taken prior to and consecutively with High School Personal Nutrition, which is a companion course in equal length. Both courses together meet the requirements for 1 high school health credit.
Week 1: Making Healthy Lifestyle Choices: Physical Activity and Nutrition
Week 2: Embracing Physical Activity: A Complete Exercise Program
Week 3: Improving Your Aerobic Fitness
Week 4: Enhancing Your Muscular Fitness
Week 5: Increasing Your Flexibility
Week 6: Sharpening Your Functional Fitness
Week 7: Putting it all Together to Meet the CDC Exercise Guidelines
Course Materials. Students will need to purchase ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness & Health-2nd Edition (the same text is used in High School Health, Part 2), ISBN-10: 149253367X or ISBN-13: 978-1492533672 (www.bookfinder.com or https://amzn.to/2T7OfYU). Additional online readings from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM: https://www.acsm.org/acsm-positions-policy/official-positions/ACSM-position-stands) will be assigned.
Homework: Students will have weekly assigned readings, fill-in-the-blank worksheets/study guides, weekly movement activities (a minimum of 30 minutes, three times a week), and a weekly quiz (answer key available for parents).