Physical Education Courses


During the 2018-19 school year Elmwood Park High School will offer the following physical education courses.

Click any course title below to see the corresponding description. Each course description includes information about credit, grade level and prerequisites.
 

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

0.5 (one quarter)

9, 10, 11, 12

None

The physical education program includes an emphasis on personal fitness (stretching, physical strength, cardiovascular conditioning), team activities (soccer, softball, football, ultimate football, Ultimate Frisbee, tennis, volleyball, team handball, basketball, floor hockey, badminton, pickleball, team building) and individual activities (aerobics, track and field, weight training). In addition, students will complete the state requirements for fitness testing.

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

0.5 (one quarter)

9, 10, 11, 12

None

This course is a continuation of the program listed as PE I. The physical education program includes an emphasis on personal fitness (stretching, physical strength, cardiovascular conditioning), team activities (soccer, softball, football, ultimate football, Ultimate Frisbee, tennis, volleyball, team handball, basketball, floor hockey, badminton, pickleball, team building) and individual activities (aerobics, track and field, weight training). In addition, students will complete the state requirements for fitness testing.

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

0.5 (one quarter)

11, 12

None

This class offers students the opportunity to exercise in a variety of forms, including floor aerobics, step aerobics, kickboxing, dance, weight/resistance training and yoga.

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

0.5 (one quarter)

11, 12

None

This class is a continuation of Group Fitness I. It is designed to offer students the opportunity to exercise in a variety of forms, including floor aerobics, step aerobics, kickboxing, dance, weight/resistance training and yoga.

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

0.5 (one quarter)

11, 12

None

During this course, students will participate in beginning to advanced strength training exercises that involve anaerobic and aerobic exercises. Throughout the course, students will learn to identify muscular anatomy and understand how to develop those muscles through various exercises. Participation will include, but not be limited to, cardio and weight-training activities. The weight room is the main classroom setting where students will be provided with a weight-lifting plan that is developed by the teacher.

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

0.5 (one quarter)

11, 12

None

This course is a continuation of Strength & Conditioning I as described above. The second quarter of class allows students the opportunity to develop their own fitness plan that will be useful after they leave high school.

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

1.0 (two quarters)

11

Teacher recommendation only

The purpose of this class is to develop students' leadership skills so as to enable them to assist our physical education staff in class activities. Through use of leadership skills they will develop self-confidence and positive self-esteem. They will acquire attitudes and habits of loyalty, self-control, cooperation and courtesy. Course outcomes include the following:

► Students will learn to apply the rules and regulations of all physical education activities offered in the regular PE program.

► Students will learn how to officiate and apply proper techniques of officiating in game situations.

► Students will learn proper exercise techniques and will monitor student performance of these techniques.

► Students will learn proper safety rules and techniques in all PE activities. These rules and safety practices will be observed and enforced in all such activities.

► Students will become proficient in performing/correcting peers in a variety of PE activities.

This course requires an additional fee, which will be used for the purchase of a special T-shirt and for possible field trips.

CREDIT

GRADE LEVEL

PREREQUISITE

1.0 (two quarters)

12

Successful completion of the Junior Student
Leader class and teacher recommendation

Skills learned and developed in the Junior Leader program will now be put into practice. Leadership skills will be used to assist our physical education staff in class activities. Leaders will lead exercises, officiate, assist with equipment as well as motivate and encourage PE students. Senior Leaders will be assigned to a teacher for the quarter and will be given further instructions for duties and leadership roles.