Physical Education

Physical Education supports you in acquiring skills through a variety of developmentally appropriate movement activities. You will gain experience within various physical activities assisting you in further understanding health and wellness benefits, promoting positive interactions and leading an active lifestyle.

Our goal at the NSS is for each student to acquire an appreciation for a variety of physical activities and a desire to pursue a lifestyle of physical fitness purely for enjoyment and health after competitive sport. Four other primary program aims are to:

  1. Develop physical skills and knowledge of several activities that will enable participation in a wide variety of activities.
  2. Develop social skills that promote acceptable standards of behaviour and positive relationships with others.
  3. Develop positive attitudes that will encourage participation in various physical recreational activities, promoting a positive self-image and respect for others.
  4. Have fun in less competitive physical activities.
  5. Develop leadership and team building skills in a non-competitive environment.

Physical Education 9 & 10 \ Athlete Development (10 credits)

Physical Education 9 and 10 are compulsory courses in the province of Alberta. It is our goal to have students involved in a variety of activities and, in doing so, learn about sportsmanship, fair play, and physical well-being. This course will provide exposure to a variety of games as well as some individual activities and experiences in alternative environments. This Phys Ed. program supports Canada’s long term athlete development model by continuing to enhance physical literacy, develop mental fitness and ongoing athletic learning. Sports psychology, yoga, fundamentals of training, are among the CTS modules students will be exploring in the context of athlete development and exploration of sport.

Physical Education \ Athlete Development 20 (10 credits)

Prerequisite: Physical Education 10 or 20

Students will develop their leadership skills through participation in and planning of a variety of activities. This program provides opportunities for students to explore recreational opportunities, lead activities, and be involved in sport in a cooperative environment. This Phys Ed. program supports Canada’s long term athlete development model by continuing to enhance physical literacy, develop mental fitness and ongoing athletic learning. Sports psychology, yoga, fundamentals of training, are among the CTS modules students will be exploring in the context of athlete development and exploration of sport.

Physical Education \ Athlete Development 30 (10 credits)

Prerequisite: Physical Education 10 or 20

Students will develop their leadership skills through participation in and planning of a variety of activities. This program provides opportunities for students to explore recreational opportunities, lead activities, and be involved in sport in a cooperative environment. This Phys Ed. program supports Canada’s long term athlete development model by continuing to enhance physical literacy, develop mental fitness and ongoing athletic learning. Sports psychology, yoga, fundamentals of training, are among the CTS modules students will be exploring in the context of athlete development and exploration of sport.

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