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Adaptive Physical Education
Freshman Physical Education
PEOPEL P.E.
Adaptive Physical Education
Fitness & Nutrition*
Health Education
Lifeguard Training*
PEOPEL P.E.
PEOPEL Tutor Training 1*
Sophomore Physical Education
Swim Guard*
Adaptive Physical Education
Adventure Education 1*
Adventure Education 2*
Dance 1*
Dance 2*
Fitness & Nutrition*
Group Fitness / Dance Exercise
Junior Leaders*
Junior/Senior Physical Education
Lifeguard Training*
Medical Terminology
PEOPEL P.E.
PEOPEL Tutor 2*
PEOPEL Tutor Training 1*
Sports Medicine 1
Sports Medicine 2
Strength & Conditioning*
Swim Guard*
Adaptive Physical Education
Adventure Education 1*
Adventure Education 2*
Dance 1*
Dance 2*
Fitness & Nutrition*
Group Fitness / Dance Exercise
Junior/Senior Physical Education
Lifeguard Training*
Medical Terminology
PEOPEL P.E.
PEOPEL Tutor 2*
PEOPEL Tutor Training 1*
Senior Leaders*
Sports Medicine 1
Sports Medicine 2
Strength & Conditioning*
Swim Guard*

The Physical Education and Health Department believes that our primary goal is to enhance the quality of life of our students. The focus is to encourage our students not to just avoid sickness, but to achieve wellness.

Wellness is a state healthy balance whereby an individual makes sound decisions regarding exercise and fitness, nutrition and diet, rest and relaxation, and health habits. A person’s lifestyle, or the way they choose to live, has the greatest effect on health.

Thus, in order for wellness to be achieved, responsible decision-making must take place. Physical Education and Health staff believe it is our responsibility to develop in our students, an awareness of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, so they can make responsible decisions and be able to consider the consequences of those decision-making skills to make rational lifestyle choices.

The Physical Education program develops students’ academic skills, physical, emotional, and social health.  It is both collaborative and independent while developing students to prepare for their post-secondary lives.

CHSD 230 Graduation Requirements: 7 semesters of PE Classes (3.5 credits) and 1 semester of Health Education (.5 credits)
* Not eligible for athletic /activity exemption

Adaptive Physical Education

Prerequisite: Note from a Physician/IEP
Grade Level: 9-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

Students who are unable to participate and benefit from the regular physical education courses will be able to improve their body mechanics and general physical condition through motor activity. This course creates an atmosphere in which students with limited physical/emotional capabilities may participate and derive benefits from involvement.

Adventure Education 1*

Prerequisite: None; Not repeatable
Grade Level: 11-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

This is a non-athletic/activity exemption course. Students will become proficient in adventure-based activities, interpersonal communication, group dynamics, leadership skills and environmental awareness. Group support is encouraged to develop a willingness to try and the realization that success is personal. Activities include, but not limited to: team building/group initiatives, kayaking, and water activities and rock climbing skill development. The students are required to be in the pool and must possess basic swim proficiency.

Adventure Education 2*

Prerequisite: Adventure Education I with grade of B or better
Grade Level: 11-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

This is a non-athletic/activity exemption course. Challenge Education II curriculum provides an opportunity for students who want to further explore and develop skills and concepts introduced in Challenge Education I, which include but are not limited to team building, kayaking and rock climbing. In addition, students knowledge base will expand to include a variety of fitness and recreationalbased educational activities. Furthermore, students will become more proficient in advanced adventure-based activities, interpersonal communication, group dynamics, leadership skills, and environmental awareness. The students are required to be in the pool and must possess basic swim proficiency.

Dance 1*

Prerequisite: None; Not repeatable
Grade Level: 11-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

This is a non-athletic/activity exemption course. This course introduces various dance styles and forms to improve the student’s technique and skills. Some of the areas that may be emphasized include: ballet, jazz, hip hop, modern and choreography as well as to develop fitness and conditioning (muscular strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness) through dance. This is a performance based class.

Dance 2*

Prerequisite: Dance 1
Grade Level: 11 – 12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

This is a non-athletic/activity exemption course. This course continues from the same dance styles and forms studied in Dance I. Ballet, jazz, hip hop, modern and choreography are taken to a more advanced level in Dance II as well as to develop fitness and conditioning (muscular strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness) through dance. Students will use more of their own choreography in each unit, with culminating performances at the end of each unit.  This is a performance based class.

Fitness & Nutrition*

Prerequisite: None; Not repeatable
Grade Level: 10-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

This is a non-athletic/activity exemption course. This is an interdisciplinary course taught by the Physical Education and Family & Consumer Science Departments. This course is a two hour block, one hour in lieu of the student’s normally scheduled lunch/study hall and the other hour meets the Physical Education requirement. The students will incorporate hands-on laboratory experiences that promote healthy behavior management aimed at achieving personal goals. In addition, students demonstrate the core concepts that they have learned by preparing daily lunches at home, which are then brought to school and graded during the nutrition/lunch portion of the course. This activity allows the student to demonstrate their ability to use knowledge gained in real world situations. Lastly, students also participate in a variety of field trips to enhance their understanding of improved personal performance, as it relates to physical fitness and nutritional intake

Freshman Physical Education

Prerequisite: None
Grade Level: 9
Semesters: 2
Credits: 0.5

Students participate in a variety of recreational and competitive activities that include instruction in game skills and rules, team work development and lifetime fitness. The program focus is on fitness testing including pre and post tests and continuous progression towards improvement in these areas.

Group Fitness / Dance Exercise

Prerequisite: None
Grade Level: 11-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

Students will participate in an exercise program which incorporates dance movements and principals in the areas of aerobic dance, aqua aerobics, step aerobics, Pilates, sculpting, and yoga. Cardiovascular Endurance activities and strength training are also emphasized in the fitness based class.

Health Education

Prerequisite: None
Grade Level: 10
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

Students will learn through varied learning experiences about their physical, emotional, mental, and social self which will assist them in making appropriate decisions about their health and well-being.

Junior Leaders*

Prerequisite: A formal application will be completed in a timely manner by inquiring students. The evaluation, review, and approval process will be conducted by members of the Physical Education and Health departments.
Grade Level: 11
Semesters: 2
Credits: 1

This is a non-athletic/activity exemption course. Students will be trained in leadership skills, skill instruction, and the techniques of assisting in various physical activities offered in te curriculum. Successful completion of this course will enroll the student in Senior Leaders.

Junior/Senior Physical Education

Prerequisite: Sophomore Physical Education
Grade Level: 11-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

Students will participate in a variety of recreational and physical activities that includes fitness programs, instruction in game skills and rules, individual and team activities as well as various leisure time activities. This program is a continuation of fitness testing including pre and post tests and continuous progression towards improvement in these areas.

 

Lifeguard Training*

Prerequisite: None; Not repeatable
Grade Level: 10-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5
Fee: $35 includes all certifications

This is a non-athletic/activity exemption course. Students have the opportunity to study and apply advanced physical and safety education concepts and procedures including cardiopulmonary resuscitation and advanced life saving and water safety certification.

Medical Terminology

Prerequisite: Completion of health A, B, or C w/out dual credit
Prerequisite for dual-credit: Moraine Valley Accuplacer score above 250 or above (taken at MVCC); OR Reading ACT score of 20 or above; OR Reading SAT Score of 480 or above

Grade: 11-12
Semester: 1
Credit: .5

Medical Terminology is a fast-paced class that parallels the speed of a college level course. It introduces a variety of medical terms used in health-related fields. Emphasis is on the analysis and building of medical terms using Latin and Greek prefixes, roots, and suffixes. Medical vocabulary, abbreviations, anatomical terms, definitions, spelling, and pronunciation of medical terms are stressed. This course is a requirement for many of the associate’s degree health sciences programs at Moraine Valley Community College. Students may be able to earn dual-enrollment credit in MVCC course MRT110.

DUAL CREDIT: This course may be offered as part of a dual credit partnership between Moraine Valley Community College and Consolidated High School District 230 High School. Students who submit a dual credit enrollment form and earn an A, B, or C in the course will be awarded college credit through Moraine Valley Community College. Students earning less than a C will be dropped from the course and have no record retained of their enrollment in the course.

PEOPEL P.E.

Grade Level: IEP Decision
Grade: 9-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

PEOPEL (Physical Education Opportunity Program for the Exceptional Learner) is an inclusive class that partners PEOPEL Tutors with students who have special needs. The classes offer a variety of sports and lifelong fitness activities that focus on individual skills and abilities. Individual needs of physical therapy related exercises are also addressed.

 

PEOPEL Tutor 2*

Prerequisite: “C” or better in PEOPEL Tutor Training (#1)
Grade Level: 11-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

This is a non-athletic/activity exemption course. PEOPEL (Physical Education Opportunity Program for the Exceptional Learner) is a cooperative program between the Physical Education Department and the Special Services Department. The focus of a “tutor” is to meet the needs of individual students that are not met in a regular physical education class.

PEOPEL Tutor Training 1*

Prerequisite: A formal application will be completed in a timely manner by inquiring students. The evaluation, review, approval process will be conducted by members of the Physical Education and Health Departments. Not repeatable.
Grade Level: 10-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

This is a non-athletic/activity exemption course. Students apply for this program before registering for their sophomore or junior year. PEOPEL Tutor Training prepares students to work with peer partners with individual needs. Tutor Training class includes: learning about specific disabilities and diseases; safety techniques in working with students with individual needs (wheelchairs, seizures, CPR, etc.); building empathy and understanding towards emotional needs of students; sports specific skill techniques; and Special Olympics coach training.

 

Senior Leaders*

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Junior Leader course and the recommendation from Junior Leader program teachers.
Grade Level: 12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

This is a non-athletic/activity exemption course. Students will apply the learning and training from the Junior Leaders class. Students will be assigned as leaders for Physical Education courses.

Sophomore Physical Education

Prerequisite: Freshman Physical Education
Grade Level: 10
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

Students will participate in a variety of recreational and physical activities that include fitness programs, instruction in game skills and rules, and individual and team activities as well as various leisure time activities. This program is a continuation of fitness testing including pre and post tests and continuous progression towards improvement in these areas.

Sports Medicine 1

Prerequisite: B in Health or Instructor Approval
Grade Level: 11-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5 elective
This course DOES NOT fulfill the PE graduation requirements.

Students will study anatomy, physiology, mechanisms of injury evaluation, and rehabilitation of the athletic population. This course is appropriate for those students interested in Athletic Training. Physicians Assistant, Paramedic, and Emergency Medicine Technician or is interested in sports or sports injuries. Students may be required to assist the Athletic Trainer during the semester.

Sports Medicine 2

Prerequisite: Sports Medicine 1  with a grade of C or better
Grade Level: 11-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5 elective
This course DOES NOT fulfill the PE graduation requirements.

Sports Medicine II provides an opportunity for students who want to further explore and develop skills and concepts introduced in Sports Med I, including but not limited to, basic anatomy, physiology, mechanisms of injuries and injury evaluation and the rehabilitation of the athletic population. In addition, students will also be exposed to a variety of advanced medical subjects, including, but not limited to, therapeutic modalities, advanced concussion management, evaluation and treatment of upper and lower extremity injuries, and advanced spine injury recognition and management. This course will also focus on the various careers associated with medicine and is appropriate for all students interested in an Allied Health Field, including but not limited to Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Physicians’ Assistant, Paramedic, EMT, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner and/or Physician. This class is also appropriate for those interested in learning more about sports injuries.

Strength & Conditioning*

Prerequisite: None
Grade Level: 11-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

This is a non-athletic/activity exemption course. Students will learn the function, location, and the proper means to develop various muscle groups in order to improve their overall fitness level. Students will learn and develop various cardiovascular training methods through the use of aerobic machines and other facilities in order to improve cardiovascular performance. Proper safety, technique, and application of current principles of strength training and cardiovascular performance will be emphasized.

Swim Guard*

Prerequisite: Lifeguard Training or Division Chair Approval
Grade Level: 10-12 
Semesters: 1 (may be repeated)
Credits: 0.5

This is a non-athletic/activity waiver course. Students will be applying knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. Students may also be instructing peers as to the skills of swimming.