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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 2017-2018

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 coeducational 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 contents 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) (ULSK09)

PHYSICAL EDUCATION GRADE 10

Required: choice of 2 courses below selected

Duration: 1 each semester

Credit: 0.5 each semester, total 1

Grade: 10

Homework: Light

ADVENTURE & FITNESS (ULSK07)

INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITIES & FITNESS (ULSK08)

TEAM SPORTS 1&2 (ULSK09)

DANCE/PE (ULSK06)

(see detailed description under 11&12 electives)

FITNESS TRAINING (ULSK03)

(see detailed description under 11&12 electives)

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 water safety, fitness, and ropes course challenges. Individual Activities & Fitness (ULSK08) includes fitness training, badminton, social dance, and water fitness activities. Team Sports 1&2 (ULSK09) includes touch rugby, basketball, flag football, volleyball and handball.

During this year, Freedom from Chemical Dependency (FCD-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)

PHYSICAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES FOR GRADE 11&12

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: modified games, yoga, pilates, 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.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES FOR GRADE 11&12 DANCE/PE (ULSK06)

PHYSICAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES FOR GRADE 11&12

DANCE/PE (ULSK06)

Required

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.)

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