Physical activities will focus on introduction of fitness components including strength and endurance fitness development, agility, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness. In addition, sport fundamentals and strategy activities will focus on cognitive skills like team building, spatial awareness, and game strategy.
Wellness focuses on the latest trends in wellness focusing on physical, mental/emotional, and social wellness. Units of instruction include: the Health Triangle; Sex education; Tobacco, alcohol and drugs; and Life management skills including stress management, sleep, and overall well being. We will explore personal health, health related attitudes and beliefs, and individual health behaviors.
Lifetime Fitness centers around social and non-competitive activities. This is an opportunity to be active and gain confidence with activities such as individual fitness (walking, jogging, and strength training), net games (badminton, tennis, pickleball, volleyball, and one-bounce), recreational games like baggo and horseshoes, and mindfulness and flexibility activities such as yoga. Prerequisite: Completion of 640-Fitness.
Students enrolled in Strength and Conditioning learn about and participate in weight training, plyometric training, cardiovascular training, and flexibility training, with the emphasis on weight training. All exercises implemented are based on the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Guidelines. The students learn about human anatomy, nutrition, weight training philosophies and methods, and basic biomechanics. When the students leave the program, they will have skills and knowledge to develop and implement their own fitness routine. This course may be taken as an elective. Prerequisite: students must be able to pass a physical from a certified doctor, and students must obtain course instructor approval.
Students will develop their personal fitness status while investigating fitness concepts. Students will participate in beneficial, research-based physical activities that contribute to mental and physical health. These physical activities are also being offered by surrounding fitness facilities and are extremely popular within the community. Students will actively engage in a multitude of activities while focusing on improvement of motor skills, application of game strategies, rules, and enhancement of group interaction. In addition, students will strive to improve both health- and skill- related elements of fitness through activity. Activities offered include but are not limited to: Team/Individual sports, Tactile & Invasion Games, Net/Wall Games, Physical Fitness Challenges & Games, and Cooperative Games. Performance and content assessments are part of this course. Prerequisite: Completion of 640-Fitness.
Students will study and apply concepts related to anatomy and physiology of the skeletal and muscular systems; as well as kinesiology as it relates to injury prevention, recognition, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries. Students will learn basic nutrition principles for physically active individuals. Students will be introduced to a variety of professions in the sports medicine field. Students have the opportunity to earn certification in first aid (FA), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automated external defibrillation (AED). Prerequisite: Completion of 650-Wellness or 652-Health.