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PHYSICAL EDUCATION 1: FOUNDATIONS FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND FITNESS

Students are challenged to learn and achieve State Standards in the areas of social development, fitness, skill development and an understanding of various movement concepts.  An emphasis is put on the development of important life skills through our exciting adventure curriculum.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 2: INTRODUCTION TO LIFETIME SPORTS

Students will be competent in movement activities and excel in a few lifetime activities.  They will understand and enhance their skills by understanding how and why movement is used in different situations.  Students will achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.  They will learn that having a physically active lifestyle will provide opportunities for enjoyment, challenge and self –expression.  Students will demonstrate responsible personal behavior and understand the importance of respect for all others.  All this will be experienced through a variety of lifetime activities, such as ultimate Frisbee, spinning, yoga, badminton, golf, weight training, etc.

HEALTH EDUCATION & HEALTH EDUCATION SDAIE

This course gives students a broad outline of the human body and how it reacts to our modern environment.  The units covered in the course include:  A definition of wellness; how to interpret statistical studies about health; mental health; suicide prevention; alcohol; smoking and heart disease; drugs (illegal and prescribed); human sexuality (required written parental permission); infectious diseases including sexually transmitted diseases; and nutrition.  All state-mandated programs in AIDS education and First Aid are also covered.

PE WEIGHT AND FITNESS TRAINING

A course designed for serious students who wish to develop a year round training program for his/her sport, activity or lifetime fitness.  Cardiovascular fitness, strength and flexibility will be enhanced through a rigorous program of individualized and group programs. Students will be exposed to various types of fitness routines and approaches such as plyometric, cross-fit, medicine ball training and spin.  Students will be expected to track their progress and expand their knowledge of basic muscle groups.

PE ADVENTURE (HIKING)

Students will learn how to read a topographic map, use a compass, wilderness survival skills and participate in a lifetime fitness program.  Parental support in the form of transportation is needed.  The class meets every Wednesday from 7:00pm – 9:00pm and participates in fourteen Sunday hikes throughout Marin County.

PE SAILING

Students will learn the basics of sailing using sailboats at the San Rafael Yacht Club.  The class meets every Wednesday evening from 7:00pm – 9:00pm and participates in fifteen Saturdays from 8:00am-12:00pm.