Course Descriptions - Physical Education

PHYSICAL & HEALTH EDUCATION 9 (MPHE-9)

The goal of this course is to provide students with the knowledge, understanding, and skills to maintain physical health throughout their lives. We aim to have students appreciate the importance of physical well-being and its relationship to the intellectual, mental, and social health of all individuals. Students will actively participate in a variety of units including lacrosse, pickleball, weight training, dance, health & careers, minor games, volleyball, rugby, ultimate, and softball.  Students will experience multiple ways to understand and improve their fitness.  Students will be asked to complete seven service hours throughout the school year.

 

PHYSICAL & HEALTH EDUCATION 10 (MPHED10 )

The goal of this course is to refine the knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary to maintain physical health throughout students’ lives.  We aim to have students appreciate the importance of physical well-being and its relationship to the intellectual, mental and social health of all individuals.  In grade 10, students will start to develop a repertoire of physical exercise and activity that they can continue into adulthood. Students will actively participate in units combining all of the activities covered in PE 8 and 9 and build on concepts learned in those grades.  Students will experience multiple ways to understand and improve their fitness.  Students will be asked to complete ten service hours throughout the school year.  

 

ACTIVE LIVING 11/12 (MACLV11 & MACLV12)

Active Living 11/12 emphasizes the preparation for an active and healthy lifestyle after students leave school.  Students will participate and develop skills in a variety of physical activities that have the potential for lifelong involvement.  Lifetime sports and leisure activities are the major focus.  The program will consist of activities which use both school and community facilities.  The choice of activities will be made by individual classes from the following options:  badminton, basketball, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, aerobics, ice skating, minor games, tennis and racquet sports, weight training and many community-centered leisure activities.  Students will provide 15 hours of leadership and volunteer time at the school in athletics or within the community in sports or recreation related activities.  Optional fieldtrips are estimated to be $40

ACTIVE LIVING 11/12: COACHING & LEADERSHIP (MACLV11--L & MACLV12--L) 

Through sport, conditioning, and weight training activities, learn and apply the concepts of exercise physiology, training principles, skill development and practice plans.  Become certified in NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) Fundamental Movement Skills.  Help plan and carry out school events such as the Terry Fox Run, tournaments, and intramurals.  Students will be encouraged to assist with school or community coaching, refereeing, or scorekeeping.  Optional fieldtrips are estimated to be $40

 

FITNESS AND CONDITIONING: BASKETBALL 11/12 (MFTCD--11/12---B)

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This is a performance course designed to support and encourage students to develop their individual sport skills, physical strength and conditioning, health and nutritional knowledge, goal setting and organizational skills with a basketball focus.  There is a classroom component in addition to the training component.  You will be introduced to topics such as basketball coaching theory, sports nutrition, exercise technique and training methods specific to basketball.  Students will also learn practical application of the care and prevention of common injuries and will assess and discuss common basketball issues through the use of video.  The course will isolate the important physical attributes for basketball and students will embark upon a conditioning program to improve these qualities.  As an aspect of enhancing their knowledge of basketball, students will complete coaching and refereeing training and will be expected to practice training as referees and coaches both in school and out. 

 

FITNESS & CONDITIONING: WEIGHT TRAINING 11/12 (MFTCD 11 & MFTCD 12)

This course focuses on improving students’ muscular strength and endurance while increasing their understanding of muscular anatomy and physiology.  Students will also be looking at areas of nutrition, weight programs, training equipment and technique safety.  The course also offers opportunities to learn and create a program to complement their sport.  Our goal is to develop students who can train safely and continue to weight train as a means to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

 

OUTDOOR EDUCATION  11/12 (MODED11---RVS & MODED12---RVS)

Do you like fieldtrips?  Do you want to get outside more?  Do you have an interest or passion in outdoor activities and hope to expand your knowledge and experience in the great outdoors?  While the exact activities are dependent on participant interest (and the planning and budget of students) Outdoor Education 11 may include activities such as:  camping, hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, cross country skiing, canoeing, ziplining and rock-climbing.  You will learn about wilderness first aid, leadership skills, safety, nutrition, equipment, environmental conditions, sustainability and more about yourself and others!