Health & Physical Education

 

PPL1OB or PPL1OG

Healthy Active Living Education  (Male & Female) • Grade 9 • Open 

This course equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities, students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that provide a foundation for active living. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively.

Prerequisite: None

PAF1OG or PAF1OB

Personal Fitness (Male & Female)  • Grade 9 • Open 

This course emphasizes daily participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong healthy active living. Students will learn movement techniques and principles, ways to improve personal fitness and physical competence, and safety/injury prevention strategies. They will investigate issues related to healthy sexuality and the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs and will participate in activities designed to develop goal-setting, communication and social skills. The focus area of this course caters to students interested in learning a variety of fitness, resistance training, and circuit training protocols.  The course will progress from general fitness training methods that will establish a solid cardiovascular and core muscular endurance base, to a more individualized personal training program.  Workouts will be supplemented with various activities both indoor and outdoor that will emphasize participation over competition.

Prerequisite: None

PAD2O1

Outdoor Activities • Grade 10 • Open (Co-ed)

This course emphasizes regular participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong healthy active living. Student learning will include the application of movement principles to refine skills; participation in a variety of activities that enhance personal competence, fitness, and health; examination of issues related to healthy sexuality, healthy eating, substance use and abuse; and the use of informed decision-making, conflict resolution, and social skills in making personal choices. Student activities may include camping, canoeing, hiking, biking, orienteering and rock climbing. The focus area of this course is outdoor experiential education.  Students will engage in recreational sporting activities as well as developing competencies in canoeing, camping, biking, orienteering, rock climbing, and survival techniques.  Excursions such as canoe trips, bike trips, and ski trips are expectations of students in this course.  There are additional fees that accompany these trips.  Students should expect to be outdoors with the exception of healthy living units.

Prerequisite: None

Additional fees will be requested for various excursions. Expected excursions and an approximate cost will be included in the Course Outline.

PAL2O1

Competitive Games • Grade 10 • Open

This course emphasizes regular participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong healthy active living. Student learning will include the application of movement principles to refine skills; participation in a variety of activities that enhance personal competence, fitness, and health; examination of issues related to healthy sexuality, healthy eating, substance use and abuse; and the use of informed decision-making, conflict resolution, and social skills in making personal choices. The focus area of this course is designed to support advanced skill development, strategy and tactics, and training principles in a highly competitive environment for a variety of sport specific physical activities.  Highly recommended for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.

Prerequisite: None

PPL2OB or PPL2OG

Health Active Living Education (Male & Female) • Grade 10 • Open

This course emphasizes regular participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong healthy active living. Student learning will include the application of movement principles to refine skills; participation in a variety of activities that enhance personal competence, fitness, health; examination of issues related to healthy sexuality, healthy eating, substance use and abuse; and the use of informed decision-making, conflict resolution, and social skills in making personal choices.

Prerequisite: None

PAD3O1

Outdoor Activities • Grade 11 • Open (Co-ed)

This course focuses on the development of a healthy lifestyle and participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout their lives. Students will be encouraged to develop personal competence in a variety of movement skills and will be given opportunities to practice goal-setting, decision-making, social, and interpersonal skills. Students will also study the components of healthy relationships, reproductive health, mental health, and personal safety.
Additional fees will be requested for various excursions. Expected excursions and an approximate cost will be included in the Course Outline.

Prerequisite: None

PAF3O1

Body Fit • Grade 11 • Open (Co-ed)

This course focuses on the development of a healthy lifestyle and participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout their lives. Students will be encouraged to develop personal competence in a variety of movement skills and will be given opportunities to practice goal-setting, decision-making, social, and interpersonal skills. Students will also study the components of healthy relationships, reproductive health, mental health, and personal safety. The focus area of this course caters to students interested in learning a variety of fitness, resistance training, and circuit training protocols.  The course will progress from general fitness training methods that will establish a solid cardiovascular and core muscular endurance base, to a more individualized personal training program.  Workouts will be supplemented with various activities both indoor and outdoor that will emphasize participation over competition.  Class excursions may include visits to community fitness clubs.
Fitness and weight training workouts will be supplemented with game days.  Class excursions may include visits to community fitness clubs. The health topics covered may include: nutrition, fitness theory, training principles, sports injuries related to fitness and performance enhancing substances.  Additional fees may be requested for various excursions.

Prerequisite: None

PAI3O1

Personal Fitness • Grade 11 • Open

This course focuses on the development of a healthy lifestyle and participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout their lives. Students will be encouraged to develop personal competence in a variety of movement skills, and will be given opportunities to practice goal-setting, decision-making, coping, social, and interpersonal skills. Students will also study the components of healthy relationships, reproductive health, mental health, and personal safety. The focus area of this course caters to students interested in learning a variety of fitness, resistance training, and circuit training protocols.  The course will progress from general fitness training methods that will establish a solid cardiovascular and core muscular endurance base, to a more individualized personal training program.  Workouts will be supplemented with various activities both indoor and outdoor that will emphasize participation over competition.  Class excursions may include visits to community fitness clubs.

Prerequisite: None

PAL3O1F

Large Group Activities • Grade 11 • Open • French Immersion

This course enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities, students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that provide a foundation for active living. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively. This course emphasizes advanced skill development, strategy and tactics, and training principles in a highly competitive environment for a variety of sport specific physical activities.

PPL3O1

Healthy Active Living Education • Grade 11 • Open

This course focuses on the development of a healthy lifestyle and participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout their lives. Students will be encouraged to develop personal competence in a variety of movement skills, and will be given opportunities to practice goal-setting, decision-making, coping, social, and interpersonal skills. Students will also study the components of healthy relationships, reproductive health, mental health, and personal safety.

Prerequisite: None

PAF4O1

Body Fit • Grade 12 • Open

This course focuses on the development of a personalized approach to healthy active living through participation in a variety of sports and recreational activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout their lives. Students will develop and implement personal physical fitness plans. In addition, they will be given opportunities to refine their decision making, conflict-resolution, and interpersonal skills, with a view to enhancing their mental health and their relationships with others. The focus area of this course will build on previous fitness knowledge and supplement healthy living skills with introductory anatomy and physiology and their relation to the technical aspects of fitness training.  Personalized, sport specific fitness programs will be designed and implemented.  Group and individual workouts will compliment various activities both indoor and outdoor that stress participation over competition.  Class excursions may include visits to community fitness clubs.

Prerequisite: None

PAL4O1

Competitive Games • Grade 12 • Open

This course focuses on the development of a personalized approach to healthy active living through participation in a variety of sports and recreational activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout their lives. Students will develop and implement personal physical fitness plans. In addition, they will be given opportunities to refine their decision making, conflict-resolution, and interpersonal skills, with a view to enhancing their mental health and their relationships with others. The focus area of this course is designed to support advanced skill development, strategy and tactics, and training principles in a highly competitive environment for a variety of sport specific physical activities.  Highly recommended for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.

Prerequisite: None

PPL4O1

Healthy Active Living Education • Grade 12 • Open

This course enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices. It places special emphasis on how students can maintain the habits of healthy, active living throughout their lives as they make the transition to adulthood and independent living. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities in a variety of settings, students can enhance their movement competence, personal fitness, and confidence. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively.

Prerequisite: None

PSK4U1

Introduction to Kinesiology • Grade 12 • University

This course focuses on the study of human movement and of systems, factors, and principles involved in human development. Students will learn about the effects of physical activity on health and performance, the evolution of physical activity and sport, and the physiological, psychological, and social factors that influence an individual’s participation in physical activity and sport. The course prepares students for university programs in physical education and health, kinesiology, health sciences, health studies, recreation, and sports administration. 

Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 university or university/college preparation course in science, or any Grade 11 or 12 course in health and physical education.

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