Health and PE Department Course List

Health and Physical Education Deferment Policy:
Freshmen at Cardinal Gibbons High School who are pursuing a 3-4 year sequence in a fine art may defer the Health/PE requirement. If the student continues in the same fine art for grade 10, the Health/PE department will provide an independent study for completion of the Health/PE requirement, after completion of grade 10. If the student does not continue in the chosen area of the arts, they will be enrolled in Health/PE in the sophomore year since the fine arts requirement, usually taken in grade 10, will have been fulfilled.

 

COURSE: Health
GRADE LEVEL(S): Freshman
PREREQUISITE: none
CREDIT: 1/2
This required semester course includes health topics which provide the student with a basic understanding of the human body and its systems, first aid treatment, substance abuse, health occupations, physical fitness, disease, and related health topics.
 
COURSE: Physical Education
GRADE LEVEL(S): Freshman, Sophomore
PREREQUISITE: none
CREDIT: 1/2
This required semester course provides the students with the basic fundamental skills required for a variety of activities. Its purpose is to develop the components of fitness as well as good sportsmanship in a competitive environment.

 

COURSE: Athletic Training
GRADE LEVEL(S): Junior, Senior
PREREQUISITE: none
CREDIT: 1
This year-long course provides the student with the most current information on the subject of prevention and basic care of sports injuries. This course is designed for students going into the field of coaching and/or physical education, and the medical/healthcare profession. Its major thrust is toward injury prevention and immediate care of the most common sports injuries. Basic foundations are also provided for the student interested in substantive areas of rehabilitation.

 

COURSE: Strength & Conditioning I (Honors Option)
GRADE LEVEL(S): Sophomore, Junior, Senior
PREREQUISITE: None
CREDIT: 1
Subject matter for this year-long course will include principles of beginning strength training (functional, power and Olympic lifts) as well as a thorough coverage of general conditioning principles related to the development of the high school athlete. Other related topics include nutrition, ergogenic drugs, and basic anatomy and physiology. This class will emphasize direct involvement in the techniques and theory taught through daily workouts.
 
COURSE: Strength & Conditioning II  (Honors Option)
GRADE LEVEL(S): Sophomore, Junior, Senior
PREREQUISITE: Foundations of Strength & Conditioning CREDIT: 1
This class is designed to build upon the Foundations of Strength & Conditioning class. Subject matter for this year-long course will include more advanced strength training techniques (functional, power and Olympic lifts) as well as thorough coverage of plyometric and conditioning principles. Related topics include nutrition, ergogenic drugs, and basic anatomy and physiology. This class will require daily physical workouts.
 

COURSE: Strength & Conditioning III (Honors Option)
GRADE LEVEL(S): Junior, Senior
PREREQUISITE: Fundamentals of Strength & Conditioning
CREDIT: 1
Advanced Strength & Conditioning: This year-long course will con-tinue to build on the knowledge base and techniques that students learned in their Strength & Conditioning classes. There will be a greater emphasis on Olympic Lifts, as well as exploration of different styles of workouts. Related topics will include proper nutrition, the effects of steroid and supplement use, and a more expansive look at anatomy and physiology. This class will require daily physical work-outs supplemented with written work and research.