Kinetic Wellness

At Elmwood Park High School, a student must earn 4.0 credits in kinetic wellness (formerly physical education) if he or she is a member of the Class of 2022 or 2023. Students in the Class of 2024 and beyond must earn 2.0 credits.

Our kinetic wellness instruction is aligned with the Illinois Learning Standards for Physical Development and Health.

KW classes focus on building fitness skills for lifetime health. Our program includes an emphasis on personal fitness, team activities and individual activities, with a variety of advanced options for juniors and seniors. In addition, students complete the state requirements for fitness testing.

Junior and Senior KW Options

Students with junior or senior status may choose from the following list of elective classes to fulfill their final semesters of KW:

  • Junior Leader — Kinetic Wellness (11th grade only)
  • Senior Leader — Kinetic Wellness (12th grade only)
  • Kinetic Wellness III (11th grade only)
  • Kinetic Wellness IV (12th grade only)
  • Advanced Strength & Conditioning (11th & 12th grades)

Descriptions of our KW courses, including junior and senior electives, are available here.

General Requirements

Grading policies and rules specific to each course will be covered by the teacher during the first day of class. General KW requirements include the following:

  • Uniform
    A regulation KW uniform must be purchased in the Athletic Office and must be worn during class each day.
  • Combination Lock
    A combination lock must be purchased and must be used on the student's assigned locker in the locker room.

A comprehensive list of rules and regulations is available at the following link:

Sports Rules and Study Guides

As part of their KW instruction, students participate in a variety of sports. Rules and study guides for the most commonly played of these sports can be found at the links below:

To Learn More

Descriptions of our courses as well as a directory of our faculty can be found here: