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Physical Education/Health 9


Grade: 9

Subject Area/Course Credit: Physical Education, 1 credit

Prerequisite: None

Physical Education / Health 9 enables students to learn how to maintain, promote, and control their physical and mental well-being. The Physical Education component of this course expects students to develop the skills and knowledge needed to participate successfully in the following sports: orienteering, basketball, dance, floorball, ice skating, volleyball, badminton, softball and ultimate frisbee. During these activity units, students will also work on their general physical preparedness and fitness through a variety of related activities. The Health component of this course emphasizes the critical thinking and decision-making skills necessary for a healthy lifestyle, including investigating the consequences of their actions. Topics studied include nutrition, illegal drug use, alcohol abuse, tobacco and sexual relationships.