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PE & Health

The TAS PE and Health program focuses on students’ physical, mental, social and emotional development. It encompasses a wide range of movement and health-based learning experiences aimed at providing students with the knowledge and skills to lead healthy and active lives. Units of study include a variety of team sports and individual activities, fitness training, water polo, boating, and health offerings including Current Health Issues, Sex Ed, Nutrition and First Aid/CPR.

Course Offerings 2019-2020

PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH GRADE 9 (ULSK01)

PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH GRADE 9 (ULSK01)

Required
Duration: 1 year
Credit: 1
Grade: 9
Homework: Light

The co-educational PE program is designed to provide each student with experiences in fitness, aquatics, health and a variety of team sports. The program emphasizes team concepts and strategies as well as developing and improving fundamental motor skills. Students will develop social and personal responsibilities associated with participation in team sports. They will also learn how to monitor and maintain a healthy level of physical fitness. Health topics include CPR, first aid, human sexuality, current health issues, and nutrition. All health units encourage students to acquire the skills and attitudes that will assist them in managing their lives and relationships in a responsible and healthy manner.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION GRADE 10 (ULSK03) (ULSK06) (ULSK07) (ULSK08) (ULSK091)

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION GRADE 10

Required: Selection of two courses below
Duration: 1 each semester
Credit: 0.5 each semester, total 1
Grade: 10
Homework: Light

Through the co-educational PE program, students will learn how to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle through their engagement in their choice, where possible, of a variety of physical activities.

 

ADVENTURE & FITNESS (ULSK07)

Includes boating and snorkeling, fitness, and ropes course challenges.

 

INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITIES & FITNESS (ULSK08)

Includes fitness training, racket sports, social dance, and Brazilian jiu jitsu.

 

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES 1 & 2 (ULSK091)

Includes gym sports, field sports, floor hockey and pickleball.

*The above three classes (ULSK07, ULSK08, and ULSK091) are the only classes that can be taken as Sports for Credit.

 

DANCE/PE (ULSK06)
(see detailed description under 11 & 12 electives)

FITNESS TRAINING (ULSK03)
(see detailed description under 11 & 12 electives)

During this year, Freedom from Chemical Dependency (a chemical-abuse-educational program) will give two seminars discussing addiction and prevention. In recognition of the time and effort expended in athletic activity during practices and games, Sophomore students who are involved in a TAS JV or Varsity Sports team may choose to use their PE class time as a free period during the sports season. However attendance at the FCD seminars is mandatory for all sophomores.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES FOR GRADE 11 & 12 FITNESS TRAINING (ULSK03) (ULSK04) (ULSK05) (ULSK06)

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES FOR GRADE 11 & 12

YOGA & MEDITATION (ULSK05)

Elective
Duration: 1 semester / 1 year
Credit: 0.5 or 1
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: None
Homework: Light

In the midst of our daily stress, this course is intended to provide a space for release and rejuvenation for body, mind, and spirit. Designed for holistic wellness, the course acts as a complement to an academically rigorous schedule, allowing each student to achieve emotional, mental, and physiological balance through breathing, meditation, and yoga that relieves the build-up of stress and tension. Meditation has been proven to not only provide relaxation but also to enhance mental focus and clarity throughout the day, while yoga detoxifies the body and re-energizes to improve circulation, flexibility, strength, and stamina, both internal and external. The combination of these exercises is designed to allow each individual to experience a greater sense of well-being, harmony, and happiness, as well as increased energy and vitality to help meet the demands of a busy schedule.

 

DANCE/PE (ULSK06)

Elective
Duration: 1 semester / 1 year
Credit: 0.5 or 1
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: No previous dance experience is required, but a desire to explore a variety of dance forms is necessary
Homework: Light

In this course students will learn techniques from various dance styles such as jazz, hip hop, ballet, and theatre dance with an emphasis on modern dance. Students will learn to manipulate space, time, and energy in creating dances. An emphasis will be placed on improving individual levels of fitness. (Please see Performing and Visual Arts Department for other Dance courses.)

 

FITNESS TRAINING (ULSK03)

Elective
Duration: 1 semester / 1 year
Credit: 0.5 or 1
Grade: 10-12
Homework: Light

This course is open to students who want to continue to learn about and improve their personal fitness. It is also open to junior/senior transfers who need to fulfill TAS PE requirements. Students will work towards personal fitness goals, develop a personalized fitness program and develop a greater understanding of the wide range of fitness-related activities in which they can participate. These activities include: weight training, plyometrics, and cardio-respiratory workouts. Students will also develop an awareness of health-related aspects of fitness training such as sports injuries, posture analysis, physiological affects of exercise on the body, and nutrition.

 

ADVANCED FITNESS TRAINING (ULSK04)

Elective
Duration: 1 semester / 1 year
Credit: 0.5 or 1
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Fitness Training (ULSK03)
Homework: Light

This course will take a deeper look into strength and conditioning performance aspects by teaching students how to measure exercise performance parameters and develop exercise prescription. Topics of study will include: assessment of aerobic/anaerobic capacities, modes of strength and conditioning training (i.e. interval, circuit, non-linear, linear training), proper warm-up and cool down practices, program design for muscular strength, power, hypertrophy, and flexibility, as well as sport medicine theory and pre/rehabilitative processes (i.e. pre-screening, risk classification, back to play, etc.)

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