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Physical Education

The Physical Education Department consists of Girls/Boys Physical Education classes, Girls/Boys Health classes, Introduction to Sports Medicine, and Beginning/Advanced Weight Training classes. Since our bodies are God’s temple (I Corinthians 6:19, 20) these classes will prepare students to be able to make healthy, God-honoring choices as it relates to their overall health. Students will learn how their bodies function and will participate in a variety of physical activities designed to strengthen their bodies. These activities will encourage teamwork (unity) and build community to enable students to influence the world for Christ.

Physical Education Department Courses

Girls PE / Boys PE
Physical Education is a one-semester course required of all students. The focus of the course is fitness education and training, and leisure sports education and participation. It emphasizes anatomy and care of the body in all aspects of life – spiritual, emotional, social, and physical. Students will engage in healthy fitness activities, recreational activities, and sports. This course is normally taken during the freshman year.

One semester – .5 credit

Girls Health / Boys Health
Health is a one-semester course required of all students.  The focus of the course is health education. It emphasizes basic anatomy and care of the body in all aspects of life: academically, spiritually, physically, socially, and emotionally. Students will engage in health fitness education which will include systems of the body, nutrition, drugs, and even some studies related to reducing life stress.

One semester – .5 credit

Introduction to Sports Medicine
This elective course is intended to give students a background in minor health care with an emphasis on physical therapy and athletic training. Students focus on basic anatomy, functional anatomy, first aid, and the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries. Students are also trained to be involved in the everyday upkeep of the training room, athletic practices and games, as well as to administer treatment to athletes’ injuries under the supervision of the head athletic trainer. This course is mainly for juniors and seniors.

Prerequisite: Anatomy is recommended, but not required.

Full year – 1 credit

Beginning Weight Training
Beginning Weight Training is an elective course divided into two sections—life-style fitness and athletic-specific lifting.  This course focuses on body development education through performance training. Students will be active in learning to perform and develop weight lifting programs for fitness, core strength development, or athletic-specific training. This activity-based class may require daily workouts, filling out fitness logs, and completion of written assignments for mastery of class requirements. Course objectives will be repeated throughout the year.  Weight training uses PLT4M lifting instruction which is a “cloud-based strength and conditioning platform that delivers all of the tools a coach needs and the experience an athlete wants”. This course is for beginning weight lifters.

One semester – .5 credit

Advanced Weight Training
Advanced Weight Training is an elective course divided into two sections—life-style fitness and athletic-specific lifting.  This course focuses on body development education through performance training. Students will be active in performing and developing weight lifting programs for fitness, core strength development, or athletic-specific training. This activity-based class may require daily workouts, filling out fitness logs, and completion of written assignments for mastery of class requirements. Course objectives will be repeated throughout the year.  Weight training uses PLT4M lifting instruction which is a “cloud-based strength and conditioning platform that delivers all of the tools a coach needs and the experience an athlete wants”.  This course is for experienced weight lifters who have background in lifting techniques.

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Beginning Weight Training or approval of instructor.

One semester – .5 credit