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PEF3010T: Personal Fitness (2014-2015)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Virtual School Program
COURSE TITLE: Personal Fitness (Fall)
CALENDAR YEAR: 2014-2015
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
CODE: PEF3010T
TYPE: REG
CREDITS: 0.50
COURSE LENGTH: 18 weeks

Major Concepts/Content:

Personal Fitness is designed to enable students in grades nine through twelve to develop the conceptual knowledge to make personal physical fitness decisions and the movement skill competency to achieve and maintain health-related physical fitness capabilities for a lifetime. Developmentally appropriate concepts of movement, physical fitness, and personal and social development are included in this course.

Students apply appropriate information and problem solving that will help them achieve and maintain an optimal level of physical fitness, consistent with personal goals. The course focuses on why fitness is important; the need to balance nutrition and physical activity; assessment of personal exercise and activity needs and interests; proper posture and training techniques for flexibility, aerobic fitness, strength and endurance; and exercise safety.

Competencies:
DoDEA Personal Fitness Standards

Course Objectives:

As a result of successfully completing this course, students will:

  • Gain knowledge about how physical activity provides opportunities for self-expression, social development & interaction
  • Build competency in movement forms that may facilitate desire to participate in & benefit from a lifetime of physical activity
  • Understand that balancing daily physical activity & proper nutrition contributes to lifelong fitness and wellness

Course Outline

  • Module 0 : First Things First
  • Module 1 : Introduction to Personal Fitness
  • Module 2 : Setting Goals
  • Module 3 : Guidelines for Exercise
  • Module 4 : Flexibility and Principles of Training
  • Module 5 : Cardiovascular and Muscle Fitness
  • Module 6 : Nutrition and Your Body
  • Module 7 : Stress and the Consumer
  • Module 8 : Program Design

Essential Software:

None

Required Materials/ Textbook:

There is no textbook required for this course. All of the instructional content is available online within the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS).

The following materials are required for successful completion of this course:

  • Access to a computer with various productivity software
  • Internet acess
  • 3 ring binder
  • 5 dividers
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Sneakers
  • Appropriate fitness training attire

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