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Health & Physical Education

Phys Ed 2

The Importance of the Health and Physical Education Curriculum

This curriculum helps students develop an understanding of what they need in order to make a commitment to lifelong healthy, active living and develop the capacity to live satisfying, productive lives.

Healthy, active living benefits both individuals and society in many ways – for example, by increasing productivity and readiness for learning, improving morale, decreasing absenteeism, reducing health-care costs, decreasing anti-social behaviour such as bullying and violence, promoting safe and healthy relationships, and heightening personal satisfaction. Research has shown a connection between increased levels of physical activity and better academic achievement, better concentration, better classroom behaviour, and more focused learning.

Other benefits include improvements in mental health and well-being, physical capacity, self-concept, and the ability to cope with stress. The expectations that make up this curriculum also provide the opportunity for students to develop social-emotional learning skills and well-being. This practical, balanced approach will help students move successfully through elementary and secondary school and beyond. In health and physical education, students will learn the skills needed to be successful in life as active, healthy, and socially responsible citizens.

The health and physical education curriculum promotes important educational values and goals that support the development of character. These include striving to achieve one’s personal best, equity and fair play, respect for diversity, sensitivity and respect for individual requirements and needs, and good health and well-being.

 

These values are reinforced in other curriculum areas, as well as by society itself. Working together, schools and communities can be powerful allies in motivating students to achieve their potential and lead healthy, active lives.

 

The content and the setting of learning in health and physical education make it unique in a student’s school experience. Students are given opportunities to learn by doing. Their experiences in the program can include participating kinesthetically in activities in a gymnasium, in open spaces in the school, and outdoors; working with various types of equipment; working in a variety of group contexts; and discussing topics that have deep personal relevance and meaning.

 

Students have opportunities to learn through creative work, collaboration, and hands-on experiences.

 
 
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This course equips students with the knowledge
and skills they need to make healthy choices
now and lead healthy, active lives in the future.
Through participation in a wide range of physical
activities, students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that provide a foundation for active living. Students also acquire an understanding of the
factors and skills that contribute to healthy
development and learn how their own well-being
is affected by, and affects, the world around
them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively.
Prerequisite: None

This course is offered to French Immersion
students. It will be identical in subject matter to
the similar course offered in English (PPL1O). 
This course enables students to further
develop the knowledge and skills they need
to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical
activities, students develop knowledge and
skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that provide a foundation
for active living. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that
contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and
affects, the world around them. Students
build their sense of self, learn to interact
positively with others, and develop their
ability to think critically and creatively.
Prerequisite: None
This course enables students to further develop
the knowledge and skills they need to make
healthy choices now and lead healthy, active
lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities and exposure to a broader range of activity settings, students enhance their movement competence, personal fitness, and confidence. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that
contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with
others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively.
Prerequisite: None
This course focuses on the development of a
healthy lifestyle with a focus on personal fitness.
Through active daily participation, students will learn about the lifelong benefits of improved
muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular fitness, balance and flexibility.
Students will also study anatomy, physiology,
training principles, injury management and
nutrition.
Prerequisite: None
This course enables students to further
develop the knowledge and skills they need to
make healthy choices. It places special emphasis on how students can maintain the habits of healthy, active living throughout their lives as they make the transition to adulthood and independent living. Through participation
in a wide range of physical activities in a
variety of settings, students can enhance their movement competence, personal fitness, and
confidence. Students also acquire an
understanding of the factors and skills that
contribute to healthy development and learn
how their own well-being is affected by, and
affects, the world around them. Students
build their sense of self, learn to interact
positively with others, and develop their ability
to think critically and creatively.
Prerequisite: None
This focus course emphasizes committed and
enthusiastic participation in a variety of highly
challenging physical activities that promote
lifelong healthy active living and personal
physical fitness. Students learn movement skills,
fitness training methods and principles, varied
methods of improving and maintaining personal fitness and physical competence, safety and injury prevention. Students will set challenging
personal fitness goals, develop communication
and social skills and focus on achievement based personal fitness outcomes.
Prerequisite: None
This course enables students to explore the
benefits of lifelong participation in active
recreation and healthy leisure and to develop the
leadership and coordinating skills needed to plan,
organize, and safely implement recreational
events and other activities related to healthy, active living. Students will also learn how to promote the benefits of healthy, active living to
others through mentoring and assisting them in
making informed decisions that enhance their well-being. The course will prepare students for
university programs in physical education and
health and kinesiology and for college and
university programs in recreation and leisure
management, fitness and health promotion, and fitness leadership. Prerequisite: Any health and physical education course.