Physical Education

Outdoor Pursuits 15/25/35 (5 credits each)

This is a course intended to develop skills and understandings pertaining to a variety of outdoor and environmental topics. Key components of the course will include environmental stewardship and appreciation for wild spaces, wilderness travel skills, group dynamics and teambuilding, leadership responsibilities, and a variety of related knowledge and skills. Students will organize, plan and execute trips to put theory into practice. Materials covered in class will be reinforced through participation in planned outings. Possibilities will include backpacking, cycling, snowshoeing, rock climbing and canoeing/kayaking.

There will be a base cost attached to this course to cover materials, trip expenses, service providers, park fees and transportation. Additional fees for individual gear and food will be based on the specific requirements of the planed trips.

Physical Education 10/20/30 (3/5 credits each)

Prerequisite: PE10, PE20 (in sequence)

The Physical Education program is a fully integrated modular program of choice. It is composed of activity modules with each module assessed on movement, effort, cooperation, leadership, sportsmanship, application, and demonstration of skills, knowledge, and fitness.

Fees for Physical Education will vary depending on which modules students choose to take.

Note: PE 10 is a required course to graduate with a high school diploma and PE 30 may be used to meet university entrance requirements at some institutions.

Our PE modules may include, and not be limited to, the following choices:

  •  Alternative Environments: Curling, Beach Volleyball, Canoe/Kayak, Active Living, Golf
  • Types of Gymnastics: Wall climbing, Self Defense, Pilates/Yoga
  • Games: Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Floor Hockey, Dodgeball, Basketball, Team Handball, Ultimate
  • Frisbee, Softball
  •  Individual Activities: Fitness Challenge, Personal Training, Racquet Sports, Bowling, Billiards, CPR
  • Dance: Line, 2-step, Jive, Hip-hop, Merengue

Sports Medicine 15 /25/35 (multiple credits available)

Students will learn about the various topics associated with sports medicine. Instructional methods will include; lecture, problem solving, guided discovery, laboratory work, independent research, computer technology and acquired skills for field/practical situations. Students are required to complete 20 extracurricular service hours working with Central athletic teams and events.

There are additional school fees for Sports Medicine courses.

Sports Performance 15/25/35 (5 credits each)

This course is designed for students that are interested in becoming healthier, fitter, and/or improving their athletic performance. Approximately 80% of the learning is through physical and mental training and 20% through classroom/lab work. Examples of physical training days include but are limited to: 3 km run, circuit training, hills, stairs, bicycling in city pathways, resistance training, interval training, flexibility training, yoga, and fitness assessment. Examples of mental training include: breathe work, visualization, progressive muscle relaxation, and goal setting. Students will track their progress and learning in a training journal.

There are additional school fees for Sports Performance courses.

Yoga 15/25 (6 credits)

With a focus on health, fitness and wellness, this class will teach students, safely, to the basic postures and breathing/relaxation methods of yoga. Students will be introduced to the historical roots of yoga. As well, they will learn the basic anatomy and physiology as it applies to the discipline. Students will develop an enhanced appreciation for, and acceptance for their body. The program is designed to allow students to experience the benefits of increased flexibility, strength, focus and concentration. Through continued regular practice, students will relieve stress, learn to relax at will and experience the health benefits of yoga.

Yoga 35 (5 credits)

Students will continue to deepen their study and practice of yoga. They will build on the fundamentals of yoga by incorporating alignment, foundation and breath to their movement. Intermediate and advanced postures (including variations and modifications) will be practiced. Basic anatomy and physiology of yoga will be discussed and applied.

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