The Personal Fitness (semester) course 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.
Course Note: This course satisfies the Physical Education (.5 credits Personal Activity) graduation requirement.