Physical Education

Cred. Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
0.50 Fitness Fundamentals I Core Physical Education Yes
Prerequisites: None

This is the first fitness class students at iForward must complete. This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and information needed to begin a personalized exercise program and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. Students participate in pre- and post-fitness assessments in which they measure and analyze their own levels of fitness based on the five components of physical fitness: muscular strength, endurance, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and body composition. In this course, students research the benefits of physical activity, as well as the techniques, principles, and guidelines of exercise to keep them safe and healthy. Throughout this course, students participate in a weekly fitness program involving elements of cardio, strength, and flexibility.

Prerequisites: None

This is the first fitness class students at iForward must complete. This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and information needed to begin a personalized exercise program and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. Students participate in pre- and post-fitness assessments in which they measure and analyze their own levels of fitness based on the five components of physical fitness: muscular strength, endurance, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and body composition. In this course, students research the benefits of physical activity, as well as the techniques, principles, and guidelines of exercise to keep them safe and healthy. Throughout this course, students participate in a weekly fitness program involving elements of cardio, strength, and flexibility.

0.50 Advanced PE 1 Electives Physical Education Yes
Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals I

This course guides students through an in-depth examination of the effects of exercise on the body. Students learn how to exercise efficiently and properly. Basic anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology will serve as a foundation for students to build effective exercise programs. The study of nutrition and human behavior is also an integral part of the course. Students conduct fitness assessments and participate in weekly physical activity. These courses are recommended for grades 10-12.

Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals I

This course guides students through an in-depth examination of the effects of exercise on the body. Students learn how to exercise efficiently and properly. Basic anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology will serve as a foundation for students to build effective exercise programs. The study of nutrition and human behavior is also an integral part of the course. Students conduct fitness assessments and participate in weekly physical activity. These courses are recommended for grades 10-12.

0.50 Couch to 5K Electives Physical Education Yes
Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals I

This course is designed to get anyone from little to no activity to completing a five-kilometer (3.1 miles) course in nine weeks. This course is a step by step introduction to beginning a fitness program, getting the body moving, and learning how to go from no activity, to walking, and then alternating between walking and jogging small distances. Students will slowly build their cardiovascular endurance throughout the course so that at the end of nine weeks they will be able to jog most or all of a 5-kilometer distance (3.1 miles). Students in this class will gain valuable awareness of how improved cardiovascular endurance can influence many other areas of their life! Students who complete a virtual 5K at the end of this course will earn a medal!

Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals I

This course is designed to get anyone from little to no activity to completing a five-kilometer (3.1 miles) course in nine weeks. This course is a step by step introduction to beginning a fitness program, getting the body moving, and learning how to go from no activity, to walking, and then alternating between walking and jogging small distances. Students will slowly build their cardiovascular endurance throughout the course so that at the end of nine weeks they will be able to jog most or all of a 5-kilometer distance (3.1 miles). Students in this class will gain valuable awareness of how improved cardiovascular endurance can influence many other areas of their life! Students who complete a virtual 5K at the end of this course will earn a medal!

0.50 Fitness Fundamentals 2 Electives Physical Education Yes
Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals I

This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and information needed to begin a personalized exercise program and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. Students participate in pre- and post-fitness assessments in which they measure and analyze their own levels of fitness based on the five components of physical fitness: muscular strength, endurance, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and body composition. In this course, students research the benefits of physical activity, as well as the techniques, principles, and guidelines of exercise to keep them safe and healthy. Throughout this course, students participate in a weekly fitness program involving elements of cardio, strength, and flexibility.

Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals I

This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and information needed to begin a personalized exercise program and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. Students participate in pre- and post-fitness assessments in which they measure and analyze their own levels of fitness based on the five components of physical fitness: muscular strength, endurance, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and body composition. In this course, students research the benefits of physical activity, as well as the techniques, principles, and guidelines of exercise to keep them safe and healthy. Throughout this course, students participate in a weekly fitness program involving elements of cardio, strength, and flexibility.

0.50 Fitness Lifestyle Design Electives Physical Education Yes
Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals I

Discover habits of body and mind that will lead to a healthier lifestyle. You will measure your current fitness level and nutrition knowledge and create a plan for achieving your individual goals.

Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals I

Discover habits of body and mind that will lead to a healthier lifestyle. You will measure your current fitness level and nutrition knowledge and create a plan for achieving your individual goals.

0.50 Flexibility Training Electives Physical Education Yes
Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals 1

This course focuses on the often-neglected fitness component of flexibility. Students establish their fitness level, set goals, and design their own flexibility training program. They study muscular anatomy and learn specific exercises to stretch each muscle or muscle group. Students focus on proper posture and technique while training. They also gain an understanding of how to apply the FITT principles to flexibility training. This course explores aspects of static, isometric, and dynamic stretching, as well as touch on aspects of yoga and Pilates. This course also discusses good nutrition and effective cross-training. Students take a pre- and post-fitness assessment. Throughout this course students also participate in a weekly fitness program involving flexibility training, as well as elements of cardio and strength training.

Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals 1

This course focuses on the often-neglected fitness component of flexibility. Students establish their fitness level, set goals, and design their own flexibility training program. They study muscular anatomy and learn specific exercises to stretch each muscle or muscle group. Students focus on proper posture and technique while training. They also gain an understanding of how to apply the FITT principles to flexibility training. This course explores aspects of static, isometric, and dynamic stretching, as well as touch on aspects of yoga and Pilates. This course also discusses good nutrition and effective cross-training. Students take a pre- and post-fitness assessment. Throughout this course students also participate in a weekly fitness program involving flexibility training, as well as elements of cardio and strength training.

0.50 Individual Sports Electives Physical Education None
Prerequisites: None

This course provides students with an overview of individual sports. Students learn about a variety of sports, yet do an in-depth study of running, walking, hiking, yoga, dance, swimming, biking, and crosstraining. Students learn not only the history, rules, and guidelines of each sport, but practice specific skills related to each sport. Students also learn about the components of fitness, the FITT principles, benefits of fitness, safety and technique, and good nutrition. Students conduct fitness assessments and participate in weekly physical activity.

Prerequisites: None

This course provides students with an overview of individual sports. Students learn about a variety of sports, yet do an in-depth study of running, walking, hiking, yoga, dance, swimming, biking, and crosstraining. Students learn not only the history, rules, and guidelines of each sport, but practice specific skills related to each sport. Students also learn about the components of fitness, the FITT principles, benefits of fitness, safety and technique, and good nutrition. Students conduct fitness assessments and participate in weekly physical activity.

0.50 Intro to Coaching Electives Physical Education None
Prerequisites: None

This course focuses on the various responsibilities of a coach and the skills needed to successfully fill this important position. Throughout the course, students will explore various coaching models and leadership styles, sports nutrition and sports psychology, as well as safety, conditioning, and cross-training. Students will learn effective communication, problem-solving, and decision making skills. The course will also introduce students to game strategy, tactical strategy, skills-based training, and coaching ethics.

Prerequisites: None

This course focuses on the various responsibilities of a coach and the skills needed to successfully fill this important position. Throughout the course, students will explore various coaching models and leadership styles, sports nutrition and sports psychology, as well as safety, conditioning, and cross-training. Students will learn effective communication, problem-solving, and decision making skills. The course will also introduce students to game strategy, tactical strategy, skills-based training, and coaching ethics.

0.50 Lifetime and Leisure Sports Electives Physical Education Yes
Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals 1

This course provides students with an overview of dual and individual sports. Students learn about a variety of sports, and do an in-depth study of martial arts, Pilates, fencing, gymnastics, and water sports. Students learn not only the history, rules, and guidelines of each sport, but practice specific skills related to many of these sports. Students also learn the components of fitness, benefits of fitness, safety and technique, and good nutrition. Students conduct fitness assessments, set goals, and participate in weekly physical activity.

Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals 1

This course provides students with an overview of dual and individual sports. Students learn about a variety of sports, and do an in-depth study of martial arts, Pilates, fencing, gymnastics, and water sports. Students learn not only the history, rules, and guidelines of each sport, but practice specific skills related to many of these sports. Students also learn the components of fitness, benefits of fitness, safety and technique, and good nutrition. Students conduct fitness assessments, set goals, and participate in weekly physical activity.

0.50 Outdoors Sports Electives Physical Education None
Prerequisites: None

This course provides students with an overview of dual and individual sports. Students learn about a variety of sports, and do an in-depth study of hiking and orienteering, golf, and dual volleyball. Students learn not only the history, rules, and guidelines of each sport but practice specific skills related to many of these sports. Students also learn the FITT principles, benefits of fitness, and safety and technique. Students conduct fitness assessments, set goals, and participate in weekly physical activity.

Prerequisites: None

This course provides students with an overview of dual and individual sports. Students learn about a variety of sports, and do an in-depth study of hiking and orienteering, golf, and dual volleyball. Students learn not only the history, rules, and guidelines of each sport but practice specific skills related to many of these sports. Students also learn the FITT principles, benefits of fitness, and safety and technique. Students conduct fitness assessments, set goals, and participate in weekly physical activity.

0.50 Personal Fitness Electives Physical Education Yes
Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals I

Get an in-depth understanding of what real fitness requires and how you can best increase your strength, endurance, and flexibility. Explore the world of healthy living, and see how real fitness can be achieved through intention, effort, and knowledge.

Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals I

Get an in-depth understanding of what real fitness requires and how you can best increase your strength, endurance, and flexibility. Explore the world of healthy living, and see how real fitness can be achieved through intention, effort, and knowledge.

0.50 Personal Training Concepts Electives Physical Education None
Prerequisites: None

This course examines basic concepts in fitness that are important for personal fitness, as well as necessary foundational information for any health or exercise career field. Areas of study include musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology, terms of movement, basic biomechanics, health related components of fitness, FITT principles, functional fitness skills, safety and injury prevention, posture and technique, nutrition, and weight management.

Prerequisites: None

This course examines basic concepts in fitness that are important for personal fitness, as well as necessary foundational information for any health or exercise career field. Areas of study include musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology, terms of movement, basic biomechanics, health related components of fitness, FITT principles, functional fitness skills, safety and injury prevention, posture and technique, nutrition, and weight management.

0.50 Sports Officiating Electives Physical Education Yes
Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals 1

In this course, students will learn the rules, game play, and guidelines for a variety of sports, including soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, football, and tennis. In addition, they will learn the officiating calls and hand signals for each sport, as well as the role a sport official plays in maintaining fair play.

Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals 1

In this course, students will learn the rules, game play, and guidelines for a variety of sports, including soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, football, and tennis. In addition, they will learn the officiating calls and hand signals for each sport, as well as the role a sport official plays in maintaining fair play.

0.50 Strength Training Electives Physical Education Yes
Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals I

This course focuses on the fitness components of muscular strength and endurance. Throughout this course, students establish their fitness level, set goals, and design their own resistance training program and cross-training. They study muscular anatomy and learn specific exercises to strengthen each muscle or muscle group. Students focus on proper posture and technique while training. They also gain an understanding of how to apply the FITT principles and other fundamental exercise principles, such as progression and overload, to strength training.

Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals I

This course focuses on the fitness components of muscular strength and endurance. Throughout this course, students establish their fitness level, set goals, and design their own resistance training program and cross-training. They study muscular anatomy and learn specific exercises to strengthen each muscle or muscle group. Students focus on proper posture and technique while training. They also gain an understanding of how to apply the FITT principles and other fundamental exercise principles, such as progression and overload, to strength training.

0.50 Walking Fitness Electives Physical Education Yes
Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals I

This course helps students establish a regular walking program for health and fitness. Walking is appropriate for students of all fitness levels and is a great way to maintain a moderately active lifestyle. In addition to reviewing fundamental principles of fitness, students learn about goals and motivation, levels of training, walking mechanics, safety and injury prevention, appropriate attire, walking in the elements, good nutrition and hydration, and effective cross-training. Students take a pre- and post-fitness assessment. Throughout this course, students also participate in a weekly fitness program involving walking, as well as elements of resistance training and flexibility.

Prerequisites: Fitness Fundamentals I

This course helps students establish a regular walking program for health and fitness. Walking is appropriate for students of all fitness levels and is a great way to maintain a moderately active lifestyle. In addition to reviewing fundamental principles of fitness, students learn about goals and motivation, levels of training, walking mechanics, safety and injury prevention, appropriate attire, walking in the elements, good nutrition and hydration, and effective cross-training. Students take a pre- and post-fitness assessment. Throughout this course, students also participate in a weekly fitness program involving walking, as well as elements of resistance training and flexibility.