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Physical Education

Grade(s) and/or Subject(s)/ Classes you teach? Anatomy & Physiology, Advanced Biology, Physical Education 9, Lifetime Sports, Strength & Conditioning

High School attended? Superior High School

University Attended? Concordia University

Degree Received? Secondary Education

Extra-Curricular Duties? Head Boys & Girls Track & Field, Assistant Football, Strength & Conditioning Coordinator, Sophomore Class Sponsor

In your opinion, what is the absolute best thing about Archbishop Bergan Catholic School? I can be more than just a teacher with all of the opportunities that are available to be a part of. Not just athletics, but faith, family, and service activities.


Physical Education 9
Required- Block Class
Grade 9
two semesters
10 credits

Physical Education is an integral part of the total educational process, which contributes to the development of the individual through the natural medium of physical activity; human movement. The program is designed to fulfill the growth, development, and behavioral needs of all students. The focus will be on students developing an interest in and an understanding of lifelong fitness activities as well as their mental, physical and social skills. Due to the block scheduling and time available, the majority of our activities will be held outside or off campus. These activities may include track and field, softball, golf, flag football, frisbee golf, tennis, wallyball, bowling, group stunts, basketball, and wrestling. Students will also have the opportunity to obtain their American Heart Association CPR/AED and First Aid Certification.

Physical Education: H.S.
Elective
Grade 10-12
one semester
5 credits

This class is a continuation of Physical Education 9. Since this is a period class, the majority of the activities will be held on campus. These activities may include badminton, basketball, dodge ball, floor hockey, volleyball, yoga/aerobics, pickle ball, dance, group stunts, and indoor soccer.

Lifetime Sports
Elective
Grades: 11, 12
one semester
5 credits

This semester course will be used as a time for students to strengthen and fu1ther their skills in, as well as, gain a greater appreciation for fitness and for active participation in individual lifetime sports/activities to achieve lifelong wellness. The focus will be on teamwork, sp01tsmanship, improvement, and strategy. The goals of this course are centered on students improving their physical, mental, and social skills, understanding the benefits associated with successfully participating in lifelong sports, and putting these skills and understanding into practice. Students choose and lead the activities participated in during the semester.

Strength Training and Conditioning I
Elective
Grades: 10, 11, 12
one semester
Prerequisite: Permission
5 credits

The course provides students the opportunity to participate in strength training programs designed by coaches, the instructor, and/or the student. Students will also learn the muscles involved with some of the basic lifts and stretches. The objectives are to develop muscular endurance and
strength, flexibility, self-respect and motivation for lifelong fitness.

Grades are determined by attendance, participation, and conduct.

Strength Training and Conditioning II
Elective
Grades: 11, 12
one semester
Prerequisite: Strength Training and Conditioning I, Permission
5 credits

The course is a further development of Strength Training and Conditioning I. Grades are determined by attendance, participation, and conduct.

Strength Training and Conditioning III
Elective
Grades: 11, 12
one semester
Prerequisite: Strength Training and Conditioning I, Permission
5 credits

The course is a further development of Strength Training and Conditioning I. Grades are determined by attendance, participation, and conduct.

Healthy Lifestyles
Grades: 10, 11, 12
one semester
5 credits

This course provides students with accurate information which they can utilize to develop healthy attitudes and behavior patterns. Critical thinking and decision making skills are taught and practiced throughout the course as students are encouraged to recognize that they have the power to choose healthy behaviors in order to reduce risks. This course is designed to promote wellness while reducing the risk of disease. Students will identify their personal strengths and weaknesses, analyze their behaviors, and set personal goals to improve their health.