COURSE DESCRIPTION

Physical Education II (Kinesiology III)
Grade 9
1 credit
Prerequisite: none

This course focuses on the influence of the physical, emotional, mental, moral, social, and spiritual dimensions of health knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. This course also emphasizes a personal commitment to lifetime physical activity and fitness for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, social interaction and lifelong well-being. It provides students with opportunities to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness and increases their knowledge of fitness concepts. It includes three different movement forms without repeating those offered in Kinesiology I and II. Movement forms will include: five components of physical fitness (cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition); aerobic and anaerobic exercise; team sports; individual/dual sports; gymnastics; outdoor pursuits; self defense; and recreational sports. Assessment includes both written and performance based evaluations. Kinesiology III will also include a discussion of related careers.

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