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Introduction to Physical Education and Health

Ready to get moving? Join this course to learn some basic workout techniques and get credit for Physical Education. Come to class with plenty of water at your side and dressed for exercise.

Total classes: 8

Prerequisite: In good health, since these exercises will become rigorous. Please see the release form below.

Suggested grade level: 8th to 12th grade

Suggested credit: ½ semester Health Science or Physical Education


This is a two-week course covering health-related aspects of physical fitness including flexibility, cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and body composition. We will work on developing better mobility and stability through physical exercises, while learning about the musculoskeletal system and how proper nutrition and exercise benefit that system. 


Day 1: Warmup, squats, leg raises, lunges, stretch exercises / How to warm up / Benefits of Physical Activity, Sleep, and Hydration / Quiz

Day 2: Warmup, pushups, superman, crunches, stretch exercises / Nutrition and a balanced exercise program / Quiz

Day 3: Warmup, shoulder circles, towel curl, narrow pushups, oblique, cool down exercises / How to Increase Aerobic Fitness / risks & benefits of sunglasses / protecting your skin / Quiz

Day 4: Warmup, superman, squats, leg raises, lunges, stretch exercises / Your Muscular Fitness / essential vitamins and minerals / Quiz

Day 5:  Warmup, squats, leg raises, lunges, superman, stretch exercises / Your Flexibility / identifying activated muscles / fat-soluble vs water-soluble vitamins / Estrogen vs Testosterone / Quiz

Day 6:  Warmup, crunches, pushups, shoulder circles, stretch exercises / Sharpening Your Functional Fitness / benefits of abdominal strength / benefits of water / What is CrossFit? / Quiz 

Day 7: Warmup, towel curl, narrow pushups, oblique, stretch exercises / Supplements: What to take and when / effective triceps exercises / sodium fluoride vs calcium fluoride / Quiz

Day 8: Warmup, squats, leg raises, lunges, superman, stretch exercises / Meeting the Presidential Youth Fitness Program, how to do leg raises, sleep for recovery, different types of squats, / Quiz and Final Exam

Materials and Homework

Course materials: Dumbbells or resistance bands are needed for some exercises. All academic information will be provided free by the instructor. 

Homework: The live class will be actual physical exercises for increased mobility and strength.  We will start with a warmup, stretching, then muscle development exercises. Students will have daily assigned readings and a daily quiz with a final exam. (The quizzes and exam are auto-graded by the computer.)

Important Dates

Class dates:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; June 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, and 15, 2023.

Class times: 11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central; 9:30 Mountain; 8:30 Pacific)

Duration: 45 minutes live class

Release Form

“I, _______________________________, have enrolled in the Intro to Physical Fitness and Health curriculum/course offered through Homeschool Connections. I recognize that the program may involve strenuous physical activity including, but not limited to, muscle strength and endurance training, cardiovascular conditioning and training, and other various fitness activities. I hereby affirm that I am in good physical condition and do not suffer from any known disability or condition which would prevent or limit my participation in this exercise program. I acknowledge that my enrollment and subsequent participation is purely voluntary and in no way mandated by Homeschool Connections.”

“In consideration of my participation in this program, I, _________________________, hereby release instructor Kevin Kiernan, Homeschool Connections and its agents from any claims, demands, and causes of action as a result of my voluntary participation and enrollment. I fully understand that I may injure myself as a result of my enrollment and subsequent participation in this program and I, ___________________________________, hereby release instructor Kevin Kiernan, Homeschool Connections and its agents from any liability now or in the future for conditions that I may obtain. These conditions may include, but are not limited to, heart attacks, muscle strains, muscle pulls, muscle tears, broken bones, shin splints, heat prostration, injuries to knees, injuries to the back, injuries to feet, or any other illness or soreness that I may incur, including death.”


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