The Wellness & Fitness Department

  • Welcome to the CAIHS Wellness and Fitness Department!

  • The Physical Education Course Selections

    ** NOTE: All Wellness & Fitness courses at the High School Campus are co-educational **

     8901 HEALTH EDUCATION 0.5 Credit Grade 9

    This course is designed to help students understand current health and safety issues in today’s society. Understanding the impact of personal choices will also be stressed throughout the course. Students will create a personal plan for maximizing a healthy lifestyle. This course will include but is not limited to the following topics: nutrition, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, violence, and interpersonal relationships with peers, family, school, and community members.

     

    WELLNESS & FITNESS ELECTIVES

     

    8903 TEAM SPORTS 0.5 Credit Grade 10

    This course is designed to give students the opportunity to learn and develop the fundamental skills and strategies associated with a variety of team activities. Students will be provided with techniques to achieve and maintain optimal physical fitness. Opportunities will be provided for students to develop personal goals to improve performance as an individual and team. Team activities include but are not limited to: flag football, floor hockey, ultimate frisbee, handball, basketball, softball, volleyball, soccer, and other cardiovascular activities.

     

    8909 LIFETIME SPORTS 0.5 Credit Grade 10

    This course is designed to learn basic skills and knowledge associated with a variety of sports activities. Students will be provided with opportunities to improve physical fitness, acquire knowledge of health related fitness concepts, practice positive personal and social skills, as well as gain an understanding of how a wellness lifestyle affects health, fitness, and physical performance. Additionally, students will develop a personal fitness plan to monitor their progress both in and outside of school. Activities include but are not limited to: badminton, track and field events, tennis, golf, archery, biking, and other cardiovascular activities. Students will be required to participate as individuals and with partners.

     

    8911 YOGA/DANCE/AEROBICS 0.5 Credit Grades 9-10

    This course is designed to give students the opportunity to learn aerobic dance and training routines as well as basic postures, breathing techniques, and relaxation methods of yoga. Students will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of movement as it relates to stretches, flexibility, balance, coordination, strength related to the core, and cardiovascular endurance activities. Students will develop a personal fitness plan for both in and outside of school. Nutrition and wise choices to promote vibrant health for a lifetime will be emphasized.

     

    8907 AQUATICS / LIFEGUARDING 0.5 Credit Grade 10

    This course is designed to learn skills and strategies associated with swimming. Both beginner and advanced swimmers are encouraged to participate. Students will be provided with opportunities to improve physical fitness, acquire knowledge of health-related fitness concepts, practice positive personal and social skills, as well as gain an understanding of how a wellness lifestyle affects health, fitness, and physical performance. Additionally, students will develop a personal fitness plan to monitor progress both in and outside of school. Activities include but are not limited to: water aerobics, personal conditioning, water safety, water toning, and water games. Students interested in obtaining American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification will be required to complete additional training, pass required tests, and are responsible for the associated certification costs.

     

    8913 MARTIAL ARTS/SELF-DEFENSE 0.5 Credit Grade 10

    This course is designed to utilize Martial Art skills and techniques to reach health and fitness related goals. Students will learn basic Martial Art and self-defense skills, techniques, awareness, assault deterrence, and verbal boundaries. Physical skills will involve practicing light contact and controlled force with an “attacker.” This practice will help overcome the “freeze response” and help to strategize and assess options while in an adrenalized state. This course will be taught in a protective and supportive environment that allows each student to make his/her own choices. Additionally, students will develop a personal fitness plan to monitor their progress throughout this course.

     

     8915 BASIC STRENGTH TRAINING   0.5 Credit Grades 9-10

    This course is designed to learn basic skills and knowledge associated with resistance training, aerobic conditioning, and anaerobic conditioning. Opportunities to acquire knowledge regarding health related fitness concepts, personal and social skills, as well as how our choices affect our personal health and physical performance. Additionally, students will develop a personal fitness plan to monitor their progress both in and outside of school.

     

    8917 ADVANCED STRENGTH TRAINING   0.5 Credit Grades 9-10

    This high intensity course is designed for individuals who are interested in increasing strength, power, speed, and agility through power lifting, Olympic style lifting, plyometric, and cardiovascular exercises. Students will incorporate these principles in order to create and maintain a functional training program by targeting individualized measurable goals. These goals will help support positive attitudes, increased knowledge, and skills needed to maintain fitness through life. Students will continue to maintain their personal fitness plan and monitor their progress both in and outside of school.

     

    8919 SPORTS MEDICINE    0.5 Credit Grades 9-10

    This course is designed for students who may have an interest in health care professions such as: Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, and Orthopedic Medicine. Students will learn the basic skills involved in preventing, evaluating, treating, and rehabilitating sports-related injuries. Opportunities for hands-on learning experiences will be provided throughout the course.

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    Ms. Barnes                  Email  barnesl@casdschools.org

    Mr. Drelick                  Email  drelickj@casdschools.org

    Mr. Schreiber              Email  schreibers@casdschools.org