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Health Opportunities through Physical Education (HOPE)

Subject: Health / Physical Education

Course Description:

We "HOPE" that by the end of this course you will have experienced first-hand the many benefits of regular physical activity, proper nutrition, and sound decision making!

As you get started in this course you will assess your current physical condition and define personal goals. You will apply fitness training principles to your workouts to enhance your improvement in health-related and skill-related areas of fitness. You will maintain a workout log to track your physical activity each week and assess your progress towards meeting your goals.

Additional course topics will challenge you to be an educated consumer, manage stress, choose nutritious foods, make healthy lifestyle choices, be an effective member of a team, and influence others in your community in a positive way. Projects you complete will challenge you to seek solutions for issues facing teens in today's culture.

The healthy choices you make today will impact you for a lifetime. We "HOPE" you will come join us!

Major Topics:

Segment 1:

  • Application of Fitness and Health Concepts
  • Physical Activity Safety Precautions
  • Mental and Emotional Health
  • Stress Management
  • Coping Skills
  • Eating Disorders
  • Analyzing Consumer Information
  • Consumer Responsibilities
  • Personal Economic Skills
  • Principles of Cardiovascular Fitness
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Cardiovascular Activities
  • Monitoring the Heart
  • Target Heart Range
  • Health Risk and Safety Factors
  • Health & Skill Related Fitness
  • Technology Applications in Health

Segment 2:

  • Nutrition
  • Body Composition
  • Muscular Strength and Endurance
  • Community Health
  • Disease Prevention and Control
  • Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco
  • Teenage Pregnancy
  • CPR
  • Sportsmanship
  • Communication Skills
  • Decision Making
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Technology Applications in Health

Participation Requirements:

Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, INVS guides students to reflect on their learning and to evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of self-checks, collaboration activities, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, essays, discussion based assessments, work out logs and discussions. Instructors evaluate progress and provide interventions through the variety of assessments built into a course, as well as through contact with the student in other venues. Students are required to take CPR instruction outside of the course that may require an additional fee.

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Course Details

  • Course Code:
  • Course Credits: 2.0

Prerequisits:
None

Estimated Completion:
2 segments / 32-36 weeks