Health & Physical Education Courses
For complete course descriptions and applicable grade levels, please see the course description handbook.
Summary of Courses
Physical Education 7/ Physical Education 8
Middle School physical education is a required, non-graded class, including instruction and participation in team and individual sports.
Health education is a graded course involving the study of current health topics and how they pertain to the individual student. The different topics include: a lifestyle for wellness, nutrition, basic anatomy, exercise and fitness, personal appearance, behavior, emotions and human relations, stress, mental and emotional disorders, social media, safety and accident prevention, adulthood, the reproductive system, drugs, alcohol and tobacco, the nervous system, sense organs, the digestive system, the respiratory system, the cardiovascular system, heredity and health, major health problems, infectious disease and the immune system, first aid, and family and social health.
Physical Education I
Physical Education 1 is an activity-based course that involves instruction and participation in individual as well as team sports. The different team sports may include: speedball, football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, water polo, softball, gym games, and floor hockey. In addition, individual activities may include: swimming, weight training, conditioning, and physical fitness testing.
Physical Education II
Physical Education 2 is an activity-based course that involves continuing instruction and participation in individual as well as team sports. The different team sports may include: water polo, speedball, football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball, gym games, and floor hockey. In addition, individual activities may include weight training, and basic water safety. This requirement is waived for students in Band, Choir, and Orchestra.