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Physical Education Department

PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT


Note: An asterisk (*) following the course title indicates the course meets the 

entrance requirements for UC/CSU when passed with a grade of C or better.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION
 
Prerequisite: None
 
Grade 9 1 Year
 
This course is designed for students of all skill levels and athletic ability. It will give the student a basic introduction to fitness, exercise and sport. The student will be able to appreciate a wide variety of athletic activities and understand the importance of teamwork and responsibility.

HEALTH
 
Prerequisite: None
 
Grade 9 1 Quarter
 
This course on health will give the students a basic understanding of the effects of drugs and alcohol on the body, the importance of nutrition and exercise, information on HIV and AIDS, and personal growth and development.

DANCE/HEALTH*
 
Prerequisite: None
 
Grade 9     1 Year

This course is designed for the student who has no previous understanding of dance. It will give the student a basic introduction to dance history, dance skills, costume design, and performance production. The student will be able to appreciate various styles of dance from ballet to hip hop along with an emphasis on fitness and exercise. A quarter of this class will also be dedicated to a health component. Through their study, students will see the benefits of taking cared of oneself, making healthy choices and understanding that taking care of one's health is a lifelong discipline. This course fulfills the MSHS P.E. requirement.

ADVANCED PHYSICAL EDUCATION
 
Prerequisite: None
 
Grade 11, 12 1 Semester

This course is designed to increase the athletic skill level of students. It will teach the value of physical exercise, recreational activities, and a commitment to lifelong fitness. The activities included in this course, but not limited to, are volleyball, basketball, golf, soccer, baseball/softball, hockey, weight training and physical fitness.