Department Course Descriptions

Health and Physical Education Course Offerings

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I A
Musculoskeletal A & P with Introductory Terminology (NCAA approved)
(T0960A) ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I A
DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: None
This is a specialized study of the structural and functional relationship of the human body in health areas and careers allied to medicine. Topics include bones, parts of bones, joint structure, muscles, origin and insertion and function of muscles. Students are expected to participate in a Cat Dissection.

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I B
All About Tissues with Cardiovascular A & P (NCAA approved)
(T0960B) ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I B
DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: None
This is a specialized study of the structural and functional relationship of the human body in health areas and careers allied to medicine. Topics include anatomy and physiology of all the different tissues in the body-specifically the heart and Respiratory systems. Students are expected to participate in a Cat Dissection.

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II C
How do we move? Our electrical system
Muscle and Nervous A & P (NCAA approved)
(T0962C) ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II C
DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: None
This is a specialized study of the structural and functional relationship of the human body in health areas and careers allied to medicine. Topics include Organization and Functionality of Nervous Tissue (Central, Peripheral, Autonomic Nervous Systems and Special Senses), Muscle Histology and Contractility. Students are expected to participate in a Cat Dissection.

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II D
Digestion and Metabolism with Endocrinology, Urology, Immunology and Reproduction (NCAA approved)
(T0962D) ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II D
DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: None
This is a specialized study of the structural and functional relationship of the human body in health areas and careers allied to medicine. Topics include Digestive System (Metabolism), Lymphatic System (Immunity), Urinary System (Water Electrolytes and Acid-Base Balance), and Reproductive System (Development, Growth, and Aging). Students are expected to participate in a Cat Dissection.

HONORS ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I A
Musculoskeletal A & P with Introductory Terminology (NCAA approved)
(T0961A) HONORS ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I A
DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: None
This is a specialized study of the structural and functional relationship of the human body in health areas and careers allied to medicine. Topics include bones, parts of bones, joint structure, muscles, origin and insertion and function of muscles. Students are expected to participate in a Cat Dissection. Students will be expected to be involved in an enrichment program of study in addition to the coursework.

HONORS ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I B
All About Tissues with Cardiovascular A & P (NCAA approved)
(T0961B) HONORS ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I B
DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: None
This is a specialized study of the structural and functional relationship of the human body in health areas and careers allied to medicine. Topics include anatomy and physiology of all the different tissues in the body-specifically the heart and Respiratory systems. Students are expected to participate in a Cat Dissection. The students will be expected to be involved in an enrichment program of study in addition to the coursework.


HONORS ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II C
How do we move? Our Electrical System
Muscle and Nervous A & P (NCAA approved)
(T0963C) HONORS ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II C
DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: None
This is a specialized study of the structural and functional relationship of the human body in health areas and careers allied to medicine. Topics include Organization and Functionality of Nervous Tissue (Central, Peripheral, Autonomic Nervous Systems and Special Senses), Muscle Histology and Contractility. Students are expected to participate in a Cat Dissection. The students will be expected to be involved in an enrichment program of study in additional to the coursework.


HONORS ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II D
Digestion and Metabolism with Endocrinology, Urology, Immunology and Reproduction (NCAA approved)
(T0963D) HONORS ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II D
DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: None
This is a specialized study of the structural and functional relationship of the human body in health areas and careers allied to medicine. Topics include Digestive System (Metabolism), Lymphatic System (Immunity), Urinary System (Water Electrolytes and Acid-Base Balance), and Reproductive System (Development, Growth, and Aging). Students are expected to participate in a Cat Dissection. The students will be expected to be involved in an enrichment program of study in addition to the coursework. 

HEALTH COURSES

FIRST AID/CPR AND ATHLETIC TRAINING
(T0972) FIRST AID/CPR AND ATHLETIC TRAINING
DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: None
The aim of this course is to provide students with a hands on approach to first aid and CPR with an emphasis on athletic training. All students will have the opportunity to obtain a Red Cross certification in First Aid and CPR.

PERSONAL HEALTH
(T0970) PERSONAL HEALTH
DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: None
The aim of health education is to assist the student in gaining an intelligent understanding of the human body and mind in order to maintain good health. At the same time, the goal is the coupling of the student's knowledge with a desire to achieve the highest degree of physical and mental fitness. This course is a graduation requirement.

PERSONAL HEALTH - BLENDED
(TCO0970) PERSONAL HEALTH - BLENDED
DETAILS: Year long
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: None
The aim of health education is to assist the student in gaining an intelligent understanding of the human body and mind in order to maintain good health. At the same time, the goal is the coupling of the student's knowledge with a desire to achieve the highest degree of physical and mental fitness. The “blended” option is perfect for the tech-savvy student that wants to free up their course schedule. This course will run year-long (0.5 credit) and students are responsible to meet with the instructor once per cycle during the Wildcat period. Selecting this course does not count against a student’s 7.5 allowed credits per year. This course is a graduation requirement.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION (REQUIRED)

FRESHMAN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
(T0953) FRESHMAN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 9
PREREQUISITE: None
Field Sports, Strength Training, Racquet Sports, Basketball, Volleyball, Floor Games, Fitness
Description: This course is required for all freshmen as a graduation requirement. It includes the basic tools needed to successfully begin to create a Lifetime Fitness Plan. Fitness concepts will be applied to and practiced in a variety of units. All Freshmen must take this course before taking any other PE class. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES

COUCH TO 5K
(T0956A) COUCH TO 5K
DETAILS: 1 Trimester (Trimester 1 or 3)
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Freshman Physical Education
Description: This course is meant for the student wanting to challenge themselves to increase their running ability. The course will progress slowly with the ultimate goal of running a complete 5K (3.1 miles) by the end of the trimester. This course will also include strength training and flexibility components for enhanced performance.

FALL LIFETIME SPORTS
(T0956B) FALL LIFETIME SPORTS
DETAILS: 1 Trimester (Trimester 1 only)
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Freshman Physical Education
Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Basketball, Flag Football, Golf, Disc Golf
Description: This course will allow students to learn and participate in both individual and team lifetime activities that can be enjoyed for years and years to come.

FITNESS ACTIVITIES
(T0956C) FITNESS ACTIVITIES
DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Freshman Physical Education
Yoga, Cross-Fit, Pilates, Exercise Balls, Cardio
Description: If you are looking for a strength, flexibility, and fitness based course that will help you tone your muscles as well as increase your “core” strength, this class is for you. Total body fitness will be developed through the practice of Yoga, Pilates, circuit strength training, and many other great workouts.


INTERNATIONAL GAMES
(T0956D) INTERNATIONAL GAMES
DETAILS: 1 Trimester (Trimester 2 only)
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Freshman Physical Education
Tchouckball , Sabaki ball, Boccer , Handball, Badminton, Floor Ball, Speedball
Description: This course will allow students to learn and participate in various international activities/games that are enjoyed throughout the world.

SPRING LIFETIME SPORTS
(T0956E) SPRING LIFETIME SPORTS
DETAILS: 1 Trimester (Trimester 3 only)
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Freshman Physical Education
Tennis, Volleyball, Softball, Ultimate Frisbee, Soccer, Floor Hockey, Cricket
Description: This course will allow students to learn and participate in both individual and team lifetime activities that can be enjoyed for years and years to come. 

STRENGTH TRAINING
(T0956F) STRENGTH TRAINING
DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Freshman Physical Education
Traditional weight training, speed and agility, plyometric, cross training.
Description: Based in the Wildcat Weight room, students will learn basic and complex strength and conditioning principals and techniques. Student goals will be used to develop and implement individualized work out programs. Periodic assessment of goal improvement is a key component. This is a great fitness based opportunity where students who want to work independently thrive.

TRIATHLON
(T0956G) TRIATHLON
DETAILS: 1 Trimester (Trimester 1 only)
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Freshman Physical Education
Running, Biking, Swimming
Description: A true test for the multitalented fitness seeker, this course concentrates on training around the three disciplines of a triathlon: biking, swimming, and running. Students will use a wide variety of training methods to reach their unit goal – completing a (sprint distant) triathlon consisting of a 300 yard swim, 6 mile bike and 2 mile run. Students must have access to their own bikes and helmets!!

WATER SPORTS AND WATER SAFETY
(T0956H) WATER SPORTS AND WATER SAFETY
DETAILS: 1 Trimester (Trimester 1 only)
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Freshman Physical Education
Lifeguarding skills, swimming fitness, survival techniques, water polo, safe boating/kayaking skills, and snorkeling
Description: This course will allow students to participate in various water activities that will increase fitness levels and knowledge of water skills. Students enrolling in this class should have intermediate swimming skills. Potential certifications in lifeguarding and boating safety accompany this course.


WINNING THE BATTLE USING FITNESS AND NUTRITION
(T0956I) WINNING THE BATTLE USING FITNESS AND NUTRITION
DETAILS: 1 Trimester
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: None
This course will combine nutrition and fitness principles to help overall student health. This course will incorporate both classroom study and physical activity components to win the battle of weight management. This course will count toward the physical education requirement for graduation.

WINTER LIFETIME SPORTS
(T0956J) WINTER LIFETIME SPORTS
DETAILS: 1 Trimester (Trimester 2 only)
CREDIT: 0.5
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Freshman Physical Education
Badminton, Pickle Ball, Ping Pong, Archery, Volleyball, Basketball
Description: This course will allow students to learn and participate in both individual and team lifetime activities that can be enjoyed for years and years to come.


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