Physical Education, Health, & Wellness

The Physical Education curriculum is designed to promote and reinforce a healthy and active lifestyle.

The curriculum aims to develop responsible, ethical and productive citizens. Individual and group instruction in a positive social setting encourages students to accept and appreciate diversity while allowing each student to explore their own potential.

Health is designed to develop critical thinking skills about today’s ever changing societal issues. Emphasis is placed on the importance of living a long and healthy lifestyle. The purpose is to supply the students with practical and theoretical knowledge that will allow them to make smart choices, promoting sound personal, ethical and moral character.


 Department Curriculum


Course Offerings:

PE Grade 9

 HS08001G12 PE Grade 9
0.25 credit

Emphasis is placed on skill development in the following units of instruction: Lifetime activities, personal wellness, international games, racquet sports, group games and cooperative games.

Health PE 9

 HG08057G Health PE 9
0.25 credit

Health topics include decision-making skills, assertiveness training, conflict resolution, communication skills, relationships, nutrition, eating disorders, stress management, addiction, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, reproduction and sexually transmitted infections.

PE Grade 10

 HS08001G22 PE Grade 10
.50 credit

Under the grade 10 PE curriculum, PE lessons will include lifetime activities, personal wellness, international games, racquet sports, group games and cooperative games.

PE Grade 11

 HS08052G12 PE Grade 11
.50 credit

As part of the grade 11 program, health topics are offered with emphasis on stimulating critical thinking regarding substance abuse, smoking, and AIDS education. Activities at this level are designed to develop an interest in physical fitness and leisure time activities. The following units of instruction are offered: Lifetime activities, personal wellness, international games, racquet sports, group games and cooperative games.

PE Grade 12

 HS08052G22 PE Grade 12
.50 credit

As part of the grade 12 program, health topics are offered with emphasis on stimulating critical thinking regarding substance abuse, smoking, and AIDS education. Activities at this level are designed to develop an interest in physical fitness and leisure time activities. The following units of instruction are offered: Lifetime activities, personal wellness, international games, racquet sports, group games and cooperative games.

Lifetime Activities I

 HS08016G12 Lifetime Activities I
.50 credit

This course will focus on non-competitive “lifetime” activities. Bicycling will be the focus during good weather days. Introductory skills, techniques, basic maintenance, and road rules will be covered so students will have all of the tools needed for a lifetime of activity. When weather restricts students from going outside, the focus will remain on personal wellness which includes resistance training in the weight room, cardio-respiratory endurance, flexibility, Yoga, and Pilates.

Lifetime Activities II

 HS08016G22 Lifetime Activities II
.50 credit
Prerequisite Participants must have passed Lifetime
Activities I

If you enjoyed Lifetime Activities I, this class is for you. Students will take a more serious look into bicycling. This class will go in depth into skills, techniques, maintenance, efficiency, and laws.  Students participate in off campus rides regularly.  When weather restricts students from going outside, the focus will remain on personal wellness which includes resistance training in the weight room, cardio-respiratory endurance and flexibility.  Students will participate in a more advanced level of Yoga and Pilates workouts. This class features a deeper look into more popular styles of yoga, advanced poses, and core training.


Jim Arnold
John Capodice
Sheila King
Steve Yanosy


DEPARTMENT CHAIR
Sheila King | profile  
 860-828-6577 x1602
 sking@berlinschools.org


PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Unique Biking Unit
  • Health and Wellness
  • Lifetime Activities Class
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