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PEG407: Aquatics (2014-2015)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Physical Education
CALENDAR YEAR: 2014-2015

Major Concepts/Content: This elective course can be a semester or year-long course and provides a variety of opportunities for students to demonstrate knowledge and competency in motor skills, movement patterns and strategies needed to perform a variety of physical activities. Students will demonstrate knowledge of psychological and sociological concepts, principles, and strategies as they apply to learning and performance of physical activity.

Major Instructional Activities: This course is designed to give students the opportunity to learn basic performance techniques in swimming. Special emphasis is placed on aquatic sports/games, water safety, springboard diving and other aquatic activities. Students will engage in aquatic fitness through the activities of aquatic conditioning, water polo, synchronized swimming, aquatic aerobics and other water games.

Major Evaluative Techniques: Multiple assessment strategies are used to enable students to demonstrate physical skills and academic requirements. Students will read texts and have written homework, exams and quizzes to ensure accurate understanding of the principles and concepts taught. Students must be prepared, participate in all activities and make an effort to improve their swimming skills. Students will evaluate their fitness levels, set goals to improve or maintain their level of wellness and incorporate aquatic activities into a wellness plan that reflects a healthy lifestyle.

Course Objectives: • Compare and contrast skills used in aquatic activities and those used in other physical activities • Identify and demonstrate movement and motor skills required for successful participation in aquatic activities • Develop personal goals to improve performance in aquatic activities • Identify and demonstrate personal responsibilities for safety and hygiene in the aquatics setting • Evaluate the risks and safety factors that may affect participation in aquatic activities throughout a lifetime

Course Notes: Course can be adapted as required for students with disabilities.