The purpose of the Physical Education program is to develop an individual’s ability to constructively use capacities for movement as a way of expressing, exploring, and interpreting oneself and one’s relationship with the world. Students will develop skills and knowledge of how and why one moves effectively through games, sports, dance, and exercise. The student will become knowledgeable about the history, rules, strategy, organization, equipment, and safety factors of the various activities. The student should also acquire respect and appreciation for good physical conditioning and develop an interest and a desire to participate in lifetime recreational activities.
Options are available for students to meet the credit requirements for Health and Physical Education:Wellness for Life. Both Health and PE:Wellness for Life must be taken within 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. Preference for enrollment will be given to 12th graders as these are required credits for graduation.
Students will have the opportunity to take the required semester credit of Health in a traditional classroom setting or in an online setting. The traditional Health or PE:Wellness for Life class will be offered either fall or spring semester. The Online Health and the Hybrid PE:Wellness for Life courses each cover one semester of material over a full-year and will be completed as an addition to seven other scheduled courses each semester.
This program is about “teaching learners to think on their feet,” providing them with 21st century skills of teamwork, problem solving and grit through the medium of physical activities. Students are required to learn the physical skills, rules, safety practices, and strategy of the various activities. All 9th graders are required to wear a standard uniform.
This course is required of all 9th grade students.
Developing a healthy lifestyle enables students to maximize their physical, mental and social well-being. Students will learn about the dimensions of health, decision making, substances (alcohol, nicotine products, and illicit drugs), social media, nutrition, abuse, how to research and identify biases in publications. A project-based approach, discussions, videos, and small group work are methods used for students to learn course concepts.
This full-year course will cover the same content as the traditional Health class, but is modified in online work. Students may be asked to meet with the instructor individually during Advisory sessions. Online work includes watching lectures, completing assignments, responding to peers’ work, and discussions through a discussion board. Students taking Online Health need to be able to work independently, be self-motivated, have strong reading and writing skills and recognize the time commitment needed outside the classroom to be successful.
Students gain cognitive knowledge and skills of cardiovascular endurance, physical fitness and lifetime sports. There will be pre- and post-fitness assessments using electronic software to record gains made during the semester in both cardiovascular endurance and strength endurance. Each student will develop a fitness plan which will include goal setting, cardiovascular training, strength training, and evaluation of the fitness plan. There will be an emphasis on becoming a wise consumer of health and fitness services and products such as medical insurance, fitness clubs, exercise products, and sports equipment.
Open to 10th, 11th and 12th grade students.
Students may choose to fulfill the requirement by successful completion and submission of a PE waiver application. Students who have completed one full season of participation on a DeLaSalle athletic team, beginning with the fall season of 10th grade through spring season of 11th grade, may apply for a waiver of the PE: Wellness credit. Students who play a sport not associated with DeLaSalle, because it is not offered by the school, may apply for a waiver through an administrative exemption. Students must request a PE Waiver application when making their course requests for the following year. A link to the PE Waiver application will be sent to those students that have requested it. The PE Waiver application must be filled out completely and submitted no later than April 21, 2023.
This full-year course will cover the same content as the traditional Wellness for Life class, but is modified in its combination of online work and face-to-face class instruction. Over the course of an entire school year, students will meet with the teacher once a week; the rest of the course work will be completed online during each week. During class sessions students will complete hands-on activities, hold class discussions, and ask the instructor for understanding of concepts. Online work/outside of class work includes being active for at least 30 min/5 days/week or 10,000 steps/5 days/week. Students must be able to attend all class meetings throughout the school year to receive credit.
Students taking Hybrid Wellness For Life need to be able to work independently, be self-motivated, and recognize the time commitment needed outside the classroom to be successful.
Through a wide variety of team and individual activities, the students will develop a sense of responsibility for themselves and others. Being a contributing member of a group and/or team in a variety of leadership roles will give the student an opportunity to learn techniques to lead effectively and to positively influence the behavior of others.
This course is available for 11th and 12th graders.
This course is designed to give students the opportunity to learn fitness concepts and conditioning techniques used for obtaining optimal physical fitness. Students will benefit from comprehensive weight training and cardiorespiratory endurance activities. Students will learn the basic fundamentals of strength training, aerobic training, and overall fitness training and conditioning. Course includes both lecture and activity sessions. Students will be empowered to make wise choices, meet challenges, and develop positive behaviors in fitness, wellness, and movement activity for a lifetime.
This course is available for 10th, 11th and 12th graders.
This course will deliver a detailed examination of Mental Wellness and the wide-ranging issues such as anxiety, depression, stress and panic attacks. This course will provide students a mindfulness of their mental health and wellness as well as life-long resources for students to utilize that include deep breathing exercises, the power of positive self-talk, healthy nutrition, yoga, sleep, and more.
This course is available for 10th, 11th and 12th graders.