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INTRODUCTION

Comprehensive physical development offers great potential for enhancing the capacity of students’ minds and bodies. Extensive research shows that healthy minds and bodies are basic to academic success and, in later life, enhance the ability to contribute to a productive work environment. The benefits of comprehensive physical education include promoting a healthy generation of students who are able to achieve their highest potential, reversing the trends of deteriorating physical fitness among youth, and helping to lower the cost of health care in the United States.

Physical Education is an integral part of the total education process at Rich Township High Schools. We are concerned with the physical, mental and social development of young people. A well-balanced program should encompass those types of activities, which enhance development of the body and mind, developing an awareness of personal fitness for life. Through our program, students will be exposed to different sport activities that are life long and that develop decision-making skills. They also participate in fitness activities to maintain a personal level of fitness. We believe it is our responsibility to develop in our students, an awareness of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, so they can make responsible decisions concerning their health.

The following goals will be realized through the median of a variety of sports and leisure activities, fitness activities and classroom instruction.

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic skills and strategies in individual sports, team sports and leisure activities.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of rules and safety precautions in various activities.
  • Participate in fitness related activities, which will improve their fitness level as indicated by fitness testing.
  • Set goals to improve their fitness level based on fitness testing and individual assessments.
  • Apply principles of teamwork within physical activities to display acceptable levels of individual responsibility, cooperation and respect for self and each other.
  • Problem solve, work with their own decision as well as decision made by others and distinguish between competitive and cooperative situations.

ILLINOIS STATE GOALS FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION:

STATE GOAL 19: Acquire movement skills and understand concepts needed to engage in health- enhancing physical activity.

STATE GOAL 20: Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness based upon continual self-assessment.

STATE GOAL 21: Develop team-building skills by working with others through physical activity.

STATE GOAL 22: Understand principles of health promotion and the prevention and treatment of illness and injury.

STATE GOAL 23. Understand human body systems and factors that influence growth and development.

STATE GOAL 24: Promote and enhance health and well-being through the use of effective communication and decision-making skills.

Course Number: R13

Course Title: Physical Education 9 Girls

Prerequisite: Grade 9

This course offers an opportunity for the students to learn, perform and appreciate the fundamental skills, techniques, and strategies of individual, team sports and recreational activities. Possible activities will include softball, badminton, line dancing, square dancing, aerobics, and outdoor games. Personal fitness is an important part of the curriculum.

Course Number: R14

Course Title: Physical Education 9 Boys

Prerequisite: Grade 9

This course offers an opportunity for the students to learn, perform and appreciate the fundamental skills, techniques, and strategies of individual, team sports and recreational activities. Possible activities will include softball, badminton, line dancing, square dancing, aerobics, and outdoor games. Personal fitness is an important part of the curriculum.

Course Number: R22/23

Course Title: Physical Education 10 Girls

Prerequisite: Grade 10

This course offers an opportunity for the students to learn, perform, and appreciate the fundamental skills, techniques, and strategies of individual, team sports, and recreational activities. Possible activities will include speedball, football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball, badminton, line dance, square dance, aerobics, eclipse ball, ultimate frisbee and flickerball. Personal fitness is an important part of the curriculum.

Course Number: R24/25

Course Title: Physical Education 10 Boys

Prerequisite: Grade 10

This course offers an opportunity for the students to learn, perform, and appreciate the fundamental skills, techniques, and strategies of individual, team sports, and recreational activities. Possible activities will include speedball, football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball, badminton, line dance, square dance, aerobics, eclipse ball, ultimate frisbee and flickerball. Personal fitness is an important part of the curriculum.

Course Number: R50/51

Course Title: Individual and Team Sports I and II

Prerequisite: Physical Education 10

This co-educational course includes the teaching of advanced skills, techniques and strategies of individual and team sports. It is an advanced level from freshman and sophomore physical education sports with a major emphasis on competition. Individual sports include tennis, jogging, golf, and badminton. Team sports include flag football, soccer, team handball, basketball, softball, and volleyball.

Course Number: R52/53

Course Title: Lifetime Sports I and II

Prerequisite: Physical Education 10

Lifetime Sports is a co-educational course designed to introduce students to a variety of lifetime sport activities and to teach the basic skills, rules, and strategies involved in each activity. Activities will include jogging/aerobics, bowling, billiards, badminton, volleyball, tennis, softball, roller skating. Because of the nature of the course, students must be willing to spend up to $40.00 per semester to cover the cost of bowling, billiards, and/or roller skating (where available).

Course Number: R56/57

Course Title: Advanced Team Sports

Prerequisite: Instructor recommendation

This is a co-educational course designed for students who would like to gain in depth knowledge of team sports. The majority of course work will be geared towards girls’ and boys’ basketball. Special emphasis will be placed on skills team play, psychological aspects, officiating techniques, offensive/defensive strategies and conditioning. Personal fitness is an important part of the curriculum.

Course Number: R62/63

Course Title: Fitness for Life

Prerequisite: Physical Education 10

This course provides students the opportunity to develop, improve, and in the future, maintain their personal level of physical fitness. Activities included are aerobics, aerobic dance, circuit training, strength and flexibility isolations, jogging/walking.

Course Number: R66/67

Course Title: Advanced Volleyball

Prerequisite: Instructor recommendation

This co-educational course will focus on volleyball fundamental skills, strategies in game situations, rules, officiating, statistics, and conditioning. Students will be exposed to an intense course of study that will improve individual skills and foster a positive attitude toward the sport of volleyball. Personal fitness is an important part of the curriculum.

Course Number: R68/69

Course Title: Advanced Softball/Baseball

Prerequisite: Instructor recommendation

This course offers students the opportunity to learn and improve at some of the basic skills and finer points of the games of baseball and softball. The class will allow students to improve individual skills to the degree that they will be competitive participants at the IHSA interscholastic or community level. Course objectives will include throwing mechanics, proper swing, fielding, training routines, rules and sound coaching techniques.

Course Number: R70/71

Course Title: Advanced Conditioning

Prerequisite: Instructor recommendation

This is a co-educational course that will expose the student to various methods of fitness and strength training . The major emphasis will be in strength development, flexibility and cardio-respiratory training. An extensive power-lifting program will be developed for each individual student.

Course Number: R72/73

Course Title: Advanced Weight Training

Prerequisite: Instructor recommendation

This highly intense course will emphasize hands on instruction in many aspects of strength and conditioning development. The areas of emphasis will include strength and power development, speed and polymeric training, explosive strength, nutrition, motivation, and cardiovascular fitness. There will be required outside work for this course.

Course Number: R74/75

Course Title: Power Lifting

Prerequisite: Instructor Recommendation

Power lifting is a weight training course for students who have the ability and desire to develop explosive power and muscle mass. The course is structured around the “overload” system of weight training (heavy weights, low repetitions and many sets). Routines such as high intensity, pyramids, and super-sets will be emphasized in order to develop all major muscle groups.

Course Number: R80/81

Course Title: Dance I/II

Prerequisite: Instructor recommendation

Dance is a course designed to expose students to a beginning level of dance; no previous dance experience is necessary. Dancers will learn ballet, modern swing, salsa, ballroom and other types of dance. Each semester, dancers will choreograph their own group dances and perform them in a class production. Yoga is also introduced into the curriculum on Fridays.

Course Number: R84

Course Title: Fitness Through Yoga

Prerequisite: Instructor Recommendation, 11-12

This yoga course will focus on creating strength, flexibility, endurance and balance for each individual. The use of music will enhance this physical workout and will give students the opportunity to challenge themselves physically in a non-competitive setting. Class members will participate in a warm up, a workout strength building session, and a cool down phase. All sections will incorporate yoga poses that have been used since ancient times.

Course Number: R98/99

Course Title: Independent Studies: Physical Education

Prerequisite: Instructor recommendation

Before final registration the student must obtain the approval of an instructor in the Physical Education department under whom he/she will study. The instructor will base this approval both on an evaluation of the student’s ability and the program of study proposed by the student. The approved program must be submitted to the designated administrator for final approval. Independent Study is done on a Pass/Fail basis.

Course Number: HZ612/613

Course Title: Adaptive Physical Education

Prerequisite: Team recommendation*

This course is intended to develop team-building skills by working with others through physical education activities. Students will be evaluated based on their individual functioning abilities.

updated 2014/15

 

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