Course Descriptions

Physical Education 1

This physical education class is required for all students in the freshman class. Teamwork, fair play and general knowledge of the game are stressed in this class. Sports taught in this class include flag football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball, and track and field. During these sections, the students are introduced to different teams and tournament structure. Students are also required to take the EVSC Fitness Test and are graded on participation.

Physical Education II

This is the second required physical educational class. This class includes four days per week in the gym and one day in a classroom setting. The individual student is the focus of this course and the goal is for the student to achieve an understanding of fitness concepts and use them in the future. Classroom topics include Fit or Fat by Covert Bailey, nutrition, blood pressure, heart rate, stress, fitness terms, the muscular system, and discussions about supplements such as creatine and HMB. Gym time includes strength training, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance, plyometrics, and games.

Strength and Conditioning

A major emphasis of this course is on weight training and conditioning (running). Students are pre-tested in a variety of strength and conditioning exercises and re-tested at six week intervals. A conditioning and weigh training program is developed. Student progress is evaluated by student improvement over the semester.

Lifetime Sports

Lifetime Sports enables students to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere while learning and playing games such as bowling, table tennis, pickle ball, badminton, tennis, golf, bocce ball, horseshoes, and volleyball. This is the only physical education class in which dressing out is not required for the entire semester depending on the sport in which the class is participating. Evaluation will require students to demonstrate their skill level through performance testing. Students will display their written knowledge of terminology, physical skills required, strategies, and etiquette involved for each activity.

Aerobic Walking

This class is designed to help students understand the various walking programs that are available to increase cardiovascular endurance. Learning experiences include the concepts of heart monitoring, blood pressure measurement, blood screening for cardiovascular disease, and care of physical injuries inherent to over training or accidents while walking.

Team Sports

This one semester course is divided into sections, which may include (but not limited to)basketball, volleyball, softball, and flag football. Because the students in this class are competitive, teachers incorporate different tournament structures to encourage the students to be active and to practice fair play.

Yoga

This course assumes a non-competitive atmosphere in which each student will work on the basic asanas (poses/stretches) building flexible strength. Yoga means union. Yoga will benefit all aspects of one’s life—school, work, recreation, athletics, family life, concentration skills and relationships.

Through yoga, one will learn standing poses for balance, flexibility, strength and stamina; seated poses for a healthy back, poise and reflection; forward bends for calming and nurturing the mind and body; inverted poses for circulation and stress reduction; breathing awareness and deep relaxation for energy and renewal.