Deer Lakes

School District

Physical Education & Health

Description

Physical education is an integral part of the total education program. The Deer Lakes physical education program is designed to increase the physical competence, health-related fitness, self- esteem and enjoyment of physical activity for all students so that they can be physically active for a lifetime.

The Physical Education Department at Deer Lakes High School stresses the importance of physical fitness through well-planned units of aerobic and anaerobic activities. Grades 9 through 12 will be provided the opportunity to actively participate in track, super circuit weight training, aquatics and the Fitness Center.

The strong focus on fitness training is a direct response to the Surgeon General's Report on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention-also titled Healthy People 2010. The goals of the program aim to increase the years of healthy life for Americans. Its school related objectives establish physical activity and fitness goals which will reduce coronary heart disease, obesity and the number of people who do not participate in vigorous physical activity three or more days a week. The following fitness programs provided at Deer Lakes High School are intended to create a foundation of fitness for all students in addition to providing them with the opportunity to develop life-long patterns of health enhancing behaviors.

Aerobic track is designed to help the student understand their personal aerobic capacity while running a mile in a specified time. Particular focus is given to flexibility training and cardio respiratory endurance. Students will be made aware of Presidential Fitness Standards and employ the FITT principles to increase their personal best performance as they simultaneously decrease their time. Knowledge of the principals of frequency (F), intensity (I), time (T), a type (T) along with overload and progression provide the students with the strategies necessary to improve or maintain their current fitness level.

• The Aerobic Area, featuring machines for aerobic workout: Club Elliptical, Club Upright Bike, Club Recumbent Bikes, and Club Treadmills.
• The Specificity Area featuring resistive machines for a general strength workout, plus focusing on specific body parts: leg press, incline chest press, pullover, hip flexor/dip stand, assist dip/chin, and total hip.
• The Circuit Training Area featuring pairs of resistive machines in a circuit, each one alternating with a stepper.
• The Stretching / Flexibility Area, featuring the opportunity for stretching and/or using the stretching straps.

It is the combination of the activities in the sectors that constitute a total fitness program that covers all four major components of the fitness, muscular strength and endurance, aerobic capacity / cardiorespiratory ability, flexibility, and body composition.

Super Circuit Weight Training has been established to provide students with basic weight and resistance training techniques. Beginner and advanced exercises, including sport-specific exercise programs will be established for each student based upon their fitness level and goals. As a result of participation in the program, students will be able to demonstrate the skill, knowledge, and desire to monitor and adjust activity levels to meet their personal fitness needs.

Fitness and Health 9

 Grade 9.50 Credits  Level 1 Course # 1612
Fitness and Health combines the topics of Health Education with a wide variety of fitness components.  Nutrition, stress management, substance abuse prevention, and human sexuality will be discussed.  An active fitness component including aerobic activity, sports, and fitness circuits will be included within this course.   Students will be given the opportunity to experience positive interactions among group members engaged in physical activities.  

Physical Education 10-12

 Grades 10-12.50 Credits Level 1 Course # 1613
In addition to the fitness component as described in detail above this course will include a more advanced level of team and individual sports. Students shall recognize the relationship between regular participation in physical activity and the degree of motor skill development. Students shall also describe and apply offensive and defensive game strategies to complex games and physical activities.
 

Advanced Physical Education

 Grades 10-12 .50 Credits  Level 1 Course # 1631
This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for students to excel in their athletic endeavors.  Students will have the opportunity to learn specific training programs in order to enhance their performance in athletics, fitness, or whatever training they are interested in pursuing.  This course will include dynamic stretching, static stretching, plyometric and core exercises, muscular endurance and strength exercises, cardiovascular endurance, and nutrition.  This course will also include a unit on Biomechanics in which it will give the students the knowledge on how a specific skill-related movement is to be performed for maximum output.  The student should gain an understanding of the mechanical and anatomical principles that govern human motion, and will utilize these principles to analyze movement.
 

Weight Training and Fitness

 Grades 10-12 .50 Credits  Level 1  Course # 1634
This course is designed for the beginning or novice weightlifter, or for those who have experience lifting but lack proper instruction. We will provide an understanding of the biomechanics involved, muscles used for a given exercise, and program development. The class will provide the student with the basics in lifting and spotting technique, safety, the benefits of weight training, weight room etiquette, and the ability to develop a basic weight training program. Supervision and constant feedback regarding technique and overall approach will be given. Careful instruction will be given on proper technique and safety for maximum effort lifts. Once completed, the student will have a much better idea of their strength in each lift, and then can choose a heavier and more appropriate weight for each exercise.
 

Adapted Physical Education

 Grades 9-12 .50 Credits   Level 1  Course # 1632
Fitness and Health combines the topics of Health Education with a wide variety of fitness components.  Nutrition, stress management, substance abuse prevention, and human sexuality will be discussed.  An active fitness component including aerobic activity, sports, and fitness circuits will be included within this course.   Students will be given the opportunity to experience positive interactions among group members engaged in physical activities.