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Wellness Course Descriptions

State and district standards, as well as the need for a broad-based Physical Education experience developing all eleven components of physical fitness, requires that the students become proficient in a wide variety of activities.

Due to State Physical Education Standards, students will not be allowed to take the same course twice for Wellness credit. Students may repeat a course for elective credit only. Physical Education 1 is a pre-requisite for all other PE courses and strongly recommended to be taken during the freshman year. Students enrolled in Physical Education 1 may be concurrently enrolled in Athletic Weights Conditioning with teacher required signature.

Students are strongly encouraged to take their Physical Education courses throughout their four years of high school. Waiting until the senior year to take all of the requirements is not only poor health practice, but poor schedule planning.

 

3204 | Physical Education 1: 5 credits – grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – Wellness- no prerequisite

This class should be taken during the freshman or sophomore year and is a pre-requisite for all other physical education classes. Course could be taken concurrently with Health or Athletic Weights Conditioning with teacher approval. This class will address a variety of individual activities, team sports and personal fitness. This class will include instructions about the use of the school’s fitness center, team building activities, sports etiquette and behavior expected in the physical education class setting. This course is designed to meet the Colorado Academic Standards for Physical Education. This course fulfills Wellness credit.

 

3026 | Health and Wellness: 5 credits (2.5 health, 2.5 wellness) – grades 10, 11, 12 – Health & Wellness – prerequisite: recommended Physical Education 1

Wellness is defined as the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal. This class teaches student how to pursue an active lifestyle along with making positive health choices. Topics of study include those aspects of wellness reflected in the Colorado Academic Standards for Physical Activity and Comprehensive Health including physical activity; healthy eating; sexual health; health promotion; emotional and social wellness; alcohol, tobacco, and drug prevention; violence-free relationships; and safety. This course fulfills 2.5 credits of Health and 2.5 credits of Wellness.

 

3010 | Beginning Weight Training: 5 credits – grades 10, 11, 12 – Wellness- prerequisite: Physical Education 1

This class is designed to improve muscular strength and endurance. It is designed to be a basic weight training class, not a body-building class. The students will be introduced to a variety of weight training techniques, methods, and principles. Students will learn the terminology, anatomy, and physiology necessary to understand the basic principles behind weight training. Emphasis will be on proper lifting technique, spotting technique and safety throughout the class. Students will learn to use the available machines, as well as free weights. At FCHS: a cardiovascular component will be included in the class instruction.

 

3010FRE | Beginning Weight Training 9th (Freshmen): 5 credits – grade 9 – Wellness- prerequisite: Physical Education 1

This class is designed to improve muscular strength and endurance. It is designed to be a basic weight training class, not a body-building class. The students will be introduced to a variety of weight training techniques, methods, and principles. Students will learn the terminology, anatomy, and physiology necessary to understand the basic principles behind weight training. Emphasis will be on proper lifting technique, spotting technique and safety throughout the class. Students will learn to use the available machines, as well as free weights. At FCHS: a cardiovascular component will be included in the class instruction.

 

3012 | Advanced Weight Training: 5 credits – grades 10, 11, 12 – Wellness – prerequisite: Beginning Weights & Physical Education 1

The class is open to students who have successfully completed a beginning weight training class at this high school. Students will review the techniques, methods, and principles presented in the beginning class. Additional training methods will be introduced and practiced.

 

**Students must register for 3066 & 3068 to take Athletics Weights Conditioning for the entire year**

3066 (CO/M/F) | Athletic Weights Conditioning (Male/Female/Co-ed): 5 credits – grades 10, 11, 12 – Wellness – prerequisite: Physical Education 1 & Teacher Approval

This class will provide the opportunity to explore the benefits of physical activities such as weight lifting, aerobics, wall climbing, traversing, walk/run, and rollerblading. An appreciation of physical fitness and wellness, which includes muscle strength, cardio-respiratory endurance, and flexibility, encourages a positive attitude toward exercise. At FCHS: The design of this class is to help specific needs of athletes and or students who may want to train at a higher intensity. The implementation of skills that are physiologically specific to sport will be applied to the class (Olympic lifts, agility, speed development and conditioning). Students who take this class will need a strong background in both sport skill and the development of their athleticism. At FCHS: We will offer 1 all male class, 1 all-female class, & 1 co-ed class. A signature is required from instructors.

 

3068 (CO/M/F) | Athletic Weights Conditioning (Male/Female/Co-ed): 5 credits – grades 10, 11, 12 – Wellness- prerequisite: Physical Education 1 & Teacher Approval

This class will provide the opportunity to explore the benefits of physical activities such as weight lifting, aerobics, wall climbing, traversing, walk/run, and rollerblading. An appreciation of physical fitness and wellness, which includes muscle strength, cardio-respiratory endurance, and flexibility, encourages a positive attitude toward exercise. At FCHS: The design of this class is to help specific needs of athletes and or students who may want to train at a higher intensity. The implementation of skills that are physiologically specific to sport will be applied to the class (Olympic lifts, agility, speed development and conditioning). Students who take this class will need a strong background in both sport skill and the development of their athleticism. At FCHS: We will offer 1 all male class, 1 all-female class, & 1 co-ed class. A signature is required from instructors.

 

3066FZ/3068FZ  | Zero Hour Athletic Weights Conditioning (Female): 5 credits – grades 10, 11, 12 – Wellness- prerequisite: Physical Education 1 & Teacher Approval

 

3066MZ/3068MZ  | Zero Hour Athletic Weights Conditioning (Male): 5 credits – grades 10, 11, 12 – Wellness- prerequisite: Physical Education 1 & Teacher Approval

This class will provide the opportunity to explore the benefits of physical activities such as weight lifting, aerobics, wall climbing, traversing, walk/run, and rollerblading. An appreciation of physical fitness and wellness, which includes muscle strength, cardio-respiratory endurance and flexibility, and encourages a positive attitude toward exercise. This class is for males only. This section is offered before school, transportation will not be provided.  

 

3077 | Team Sports: 5 credits – grades 10, 11, 12 – Wellness- prerequisite: Physical Education 1

The students will be introduced to the basic skills, strategies and formations needed to play a variety of team sports. Skills will be developed through drill and game situations. Rules, terminology and safety precautions will be presented. Cooperation and the elements of effective teamwork will be stressed in all situations.

 

3063 | Individual Sports: 5 credits – grades 10, 11, 12 – Wellness & Physical Education – prerequisite: Physical Education 1

Students will be exposed to a variety of activities, which may include skill development and participation in bowling, tennis, pickle ball, table tennis, badminton and golf. This course will emphasize the enjoyment of sports and the need for continued involvement in a lifetime of fitness.

 

3044 | Beginning Dance: 5 credits – grades 10, 11, 12 – Wellness - prerequisite: Physical Education 1

This course will develop and extend the artistic, affective, cognitive, and psychomotor potential of all levels of dancers. The student will be provided with opportunities to explore, create, organize, evaluate and perform a variety of dance forms. Students will also know the difference between performing arts dances vs. recreational dance i.e., ballet, tap and jazz (stage dances), weddings, dances and social events. At FCHS: a fitness component will include activities such as step aerobics, interval training, cardio kick boxing, Pilates and yoga.

 

3006 | Yoga and Fitness: 5 credits – grades 10, 11, 12 – Wellness - prerequisite: Physical Education 1

Yoga will be the emphasis in this course. This course will offer students a chance to explore the connection between mind and body and to use this understanding as a basis for a lifelong commitment to wellness. The course is designed to give students an introduction to Yoga as a means of physical and emotional wellness. This course will also include a variety of cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises to address all of the health-related fitness components. In addition, Mindfulness practices will also be taught.

 

9645CEFRHS | FRCC Yoga I (PED1043): 5 credits – grades 10, 11, 12 – Wellness  - prerequisite: Physical Education 1 & Yoga & Fitness

PED 1043: Offers a guided instruction in yoga. Students practice yoga according to their individual fitness levels and abilities. Emphasizes enhancing general health and well being through the performance of yoga strength, flexibility, balance and relaxation techniques and exercises.

 

3600 | Adventure Physical Education: 5 credits – grades 11, 12 – Wellness- prerequisite: Physical Education 1, Fee $100

This class will address intermediate or highly skilled individuals who wish to continue with traditional activities at an advanced level as well as being exposed to new and non-traditional sports. Past examples of classes include wall climbing, mountain bike polo, roller hockey, scuba diving, the ropes course and orienteering. At FCHS: This class is considered a leadership class and is recommended for juniors and seniors. Students will discover their leadership abilities while practicing new roles in teamwork, problem solving, and group initiatives. A driver’s license is recommended and a $100 fee will be charged to cover field trip expenses.

For more information or an application, contact Ms. Benson in the PE Dept. Applications must be turned into Ms. Benson before February 17th.

 

3030 | Sports Medicine: 5 credits – grades 11, 12 – Elective – prerequisite: Physical Education 1 & Health and Wellness, Fee $35

This course provides an opportunity for the study and application of the components of sports medicine including but not limited to: sports medicine related careers, organizational and administrative considerations, prevention of athletic injuries, recognition, evaluation, and immediate care of athletic injuries, rehabilitation and management skills, taping and wrapping techniques, first aid/CPR/AED, emergency procedures, nutrition, sports psychology, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic modalities, and therapeutic exercises. A $35 fee will be charged for supplies.

 

3032 | Sports Officiating: 5 credits – grades 10, 11, 12 – Elective – prerequisite: Physical Education 1 & Health and Wellness, Fee $35

This sports officiating course will provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to serve as a referee, umpire, judge, or other official for a sports contest, emphasizing rule interpretation and the proper mechanics of officiating.

 

3590 | Unified Physical Education (Integrated Physical Education): 5 credits – grades 10, 11, 12 – Wellness – prerequisite: Physical Education 1 . 

This course is designed to allow able-bodied juniors and seniors to become teaching assistants in adapted physical education. They will be assisting physically and mentally disabled students participating in modified physical education activities. These students will be matched up either one to one or in small groups of special need students to work in conjunction with the paraprofessional aide. At FCHS This course combines an approximately equal number of students with disabilities and peers without disabilities. Students with disabilities will be paired with a partner. Students are introduced to the basic skills, strategies and formations needed to play a variety of team sports. Skills will be developed through drill and game situations. Rules, terminology and safety precautions will be presented. Cooperation and the elements of effective teamwork will be stressed in all situations. 

 

4041 | Teen Choices: 5 credits – grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – Wellness- no prerequisite

Are you a teenager? Are you interested in learning more about the important decisions you are faced with now and in the future? If you answered yes, then this is a great class for you, and, you will receive your Health credits for graduation. In this course, you will learn how to make healthy decisions throughout your teen years. You will learn skills and practices required by individuals to develop, manage and strengthen: social, psychological, and physical wellness, interpersonal relationships, healthy nutritional habits, safe sexual decision making, anti-substance use practices, and understanding teens and the law. As a teenager it is important to take responsibility for personal success and contribute to family and your community well-being. After completing this course, you will feel equipped to handle “life”. This course meets the PSD graduation requirement for Health.

 

3028 | Nutrition & Wellness: 5 credits – grades 9, 10, 11, 12 – Wellness – no prerequisite, Fee $5

The purpose of this course is to develop lifelong, healthy individuals with an understanding and academic knowledge of wellness as a lifestyle, exercise and fitness, nutrition, and consumer products and services. Emphasis is placed on implementing healthy nutritional choices developing a fitness/wellness plan, integrating science principles as related to nutrition, and practicing wise consumer decisions. 

 

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