Physical Education

PHYSICAL & HEALTH EDUCATION – JUNIOR & SENIOR COURSE PROFILES
Credit Category – Healthy Active Living – Grade 9

PPL 10F/M – Traditional

The focus of this open course will be the delivery of a traditional physical education class.  It will feature team, dual and individual activities such as volleyball, basketball, baseball, soccer, track, badminton, etc.  The health units will review and develop themes of substance use and abuse, conflict resolution, healthy growth and sexuality.

PAL 1OF – Football

This co-educational course focuses on the development of a healthy lifestyle and participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities, pertaining to football, 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, and personal safety. Particular attention will be paid to the theory of offensive and defensive strategies as they pertain to football. Physical conditioning and nutrition specific to football will be incorporated into the program, as well as the biomechanics of movement skills specific to the game.

Credit Category – Healthy Active Living – Grade 10

PPL 20F/M – Traditional

The focus of this open course will be the delivery of a traditional physical education class.  It will feature team, dual and individual activities such as volleyball, basketball, baseball, soccer, track, badminton, etc.  The health units will review and develop themes of healthy eating, substance use and abuse, and healthy growth and sexuality.

PAL 20B – Basketball

This co-educational course focuses on the development of a healthy lifestyle and participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities, pertaining to basketball, 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, and personal safety. Particular attention will be paid to the theory of offensive and defensive strategies as they pertain to basketball. Physical conditioning and nutrition specific to basketball will be incorporated into the program, as well as the biomechanics of movement skills specific to the game.

 PAL 20S – Soccer

This co-educational course focuses on the development of a healthy lifestyle and participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities, pertaining to soccer, 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, and personal safety. Particular attention will be paid to the theory of offensive and defensive strategies as they pertain to soccer. Physical conditioning and nutrition specific to soccer will be incorporated into the program, as well as the biomechanics of movement skills specific to the game.

Credit Category – Healthy Active Living – Grade 11

PPL 30F/M – Traditional

The focus of this open course will be the delivery of a traditional physical education class.   It will feature team, dual and individual activities such as volleyball, basketball, baseball, soccer, track, badminton, etc.  The health units will review and develop themes of healthy relationships, reproductive health, mental health and personal safety.

PAI 30R – Leisure

The focus of this open, co-educational course is a move from the team sport concept into recreational/leisure type activities, more suited to lifelong participation.  Activities may include bowling, racquetball, golf, squash, tennis, curling, archery, etc.  There may be several field trips and trip fees which will require the use of many community facilities. The health units are identical to the PPL 30F/M course.

PAF 30B/G – Weight Training

The focus of this open course will be to deliver a comprehensive weight training program for males and females.  The activity focus will be on the improvement of the student’s muscular strength and endurance.  Regular, daily weight training in our exercise room and fitness activities (i.e. skipping, jogging) will lead to improved personal health for all participants.  The health component will be identical to the PPL 30 course and modified to weight training principles.

PAF 30F – Fun Fit for Women

The focus of this open course will be to enhance the concept of personal fitness through a variety of current trends.  Initially each student will evaluate their personal fitness level and establish goals related to both nutrition and exercise.  Students will engage in activities that will maximize fitness improvement and maintenance.  The range of activities may incorporate various styles of aerobics, interval training, yoga, circuit training, cycling, rollerblading, aquatics, skipping, weights, power walking, and toning.  The health component will be identical to the PPL 30 course and modified to weight training principles.

Credit Category – Healthy Active Living – Grade 12

PAF 40B/G – Weight Training

The course focuses on 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 the opportunity to refine their decision-making, conflict resolution, and interpersonal skills, with a view to enhance their mental health and their relationship with others.

PAF 40F – Fun Fit

The course focuses on 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 the opportunity to refine their decision-making, conflict resolution, and interpersonal skills, with a view to enhance their mental health and their relationship with others.  When choosing this course please ensure that you indicate an alternative on your option sheet.

PPL 40M/F – Traditional

The course focuses on 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 the opportunity to refine their decision-making, conflict resolution, and interpersonal skills, with a view to enhance their mental health and their relationship with others.  When choosing this course please ensure that you indicate an alternative on your option sheet.

Credit Category – Recreation & Fitness Leadership

IDC 4US – Leadership (Interdisciplinary Studies) University Preparation

This course will help develop and consolidate the skills required to solve problems, make decisions, and create personal meaning.  This course will introduce students to leadership theories as they pursue leadership roles in the school and community.  Students will study and apply theory in developing skills in the areas of conflict resolution, planning and goal setting, group dynamics and teamwork.  Students will develop the skills and knowledge to support them in pursuing a variety of leadership roles.

PLF 4C0 – Recreation & Fitness Leadership – Outdoor Education – College Preparation

This course focuses on the development of leadership skills related to outdoor recreational activities.  Students will acquire the knowledge and skills required to plan and organize canoeing and camping trips.  Students will be given the opportunity to practice goal setting, decision-making, and social and interpersonal skills.  The course will prepare students for college programs in recreational, leisure, and fitness leadership.

Credit Category – Other Courses

PSE 4U – Exercise Science (Kinesiology) – University Preparation

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