Online High School Physical Education Elective Course - K12 (2023)

Course Overview

This pass/fail course combines online instructional guidance with student participation in weekly cardiovascular, aerobic, muscle-toning, and other activities. Students fulfill course requirements by keeping weekly logs of their physical activity. The course promotes the value of lifetime physical activity and includes instruction in injury prevention, nutrition and diet, and stress management. Students may enroll in the course for either one or two semesters, and repeat for further semesters as needed to fulfill state requirements.

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Course Length

One Semester

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Prerequisites

None

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Course Outline

Unit 1: Health Benefits of Physical Fitness

Students receive an overview of why physical fitness is important and how to prepare for workouts through stretching. Students read online content in Lesson 1, and engage daily in a physical activity of their choice for at least 30 minutes, recording what they've done in an activity log, which is then signed by a parent or other responsible adult and submitted to the teacher.

Unit 2: Create Your Physical Fitness Plan

Students create a personalized, semester-long exercise and fitness program tailored to their specific interests and abilities. Students read online content in Lesson 1, and engage daily in a physical activity of their choice for at least 30 minutes, recording what they've done in an activity log, which is then signed by a parent or other responsible adult and submitted to the teacher.

Unit 3: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Health

Students learn how regular cardiovascular exercise can help keep them fit for life. They find out how to measure their heart rate and gauge the effectiveness of their aerobic workout. Students read online content in Lesson 1, and engage daily in a physical activity of their choice for at least 30 minutes, recording what they've done in an activity log, which is then signed by a parent or other responsible adult and submitted to the teacher.

Unit 4: Muscle Strength, Endurance, and Flexibility

Students learn about the body's major muscle groups and how to exercise them safely and effectively. Students read online content in Lesson 1, and engage daily in a physical activity of their choice for at least 30 minutes, recording what they've done in an activity log, which is then signed by a parent or other responsible adult and submitted to the teacher.

Unit 5: Nutrition and Hydration

Students learn what nutrients their body needs and how their body processes different types of food. Students read online content in Lesson 1, and engage daily in a physical activity of their choice for at least 30 minutes, recording what they've done in an activity log, which is then signed by a parent or other responsible adult and submitted to the teacher.

Unit 6: Safety and Treating Sports Injuries

Students learn safety techniques and what to do in case of an injury. Students read online content in Lesson 1, and engage daily in a physical activity of their choice for at least 30 minutes, recording what they've done in an activity log, which is then signed by a parent or other responsible adult and submitted to the teacher.

Unit 7: Judging Media Images and Marketing Claims

Sports equipment companies promote idealized and sometimes unrealistic body images; other manufacturers tout their supplements, powders, or pills as a fast track to physical fitness. Students learn to distinguish between fact and fantasy. Students read online content in Lesson 1, and engage daily in a physical activity of their choice for at least 30 minutes, recording what they've done in an activity log, which is then signed by a parent or other responsible adult and submitted to the teacher.

Unit 8: Selection and Maintenance of Fitness Equipment

Students learn how to make good decisions in choosing what equipment to buy and how to take care of it. Students read online content in Lesson 1, and engage daily in a physical activity of their choice for at least 30 minutes, recording what they've done in an activity log, which is then signed by a parent or other responsible adult and submitted to the teacher.

Unit 9: Revise Your Physical Fitness Plan

At the halfway point in the semester, students examine their progress, reassess their goals, and—if necessary—revise their plan. Students read online content in Lesson 1, and engage daily in a physical activity of their choice for at least 30 minutes, recording what they've done in an activity log, which is then signed by a parent or other responsible adult and submitted to the teacher.

Unit 10: Individual Physical Activities/Sports

Students learn benefits of working out on their own and individual sports. Students read online content in Lesson 1, and engage daily in a physical activity of their choice for at least 30 minutes, recording what they've done in an activity log, which is then signed by a parent or other responsible adult and submitted to the teacher.

Unit 11: Team Sports and Competitive Activities

Students learn about team sports and the thrill of competing. Students read online content in Lesson 1, and engage daily in a physical activity of their choice for at least 30 minutes, recording what they've done in an activity log, which is then signed by a parent or other responsible adult and submitted to the teacher.

Unit 12: Rules and Strategies

Students examine one individual and one team sport in greater detail. They research the history, rules, strategies, and health benefits of the two sports. Students read online content in Lesson 1, and engage daily in a physical activity of their choice for at least 30 minutes, recording what they've done in an activity log, which is then signed by a parent or other responsible adult and submitted to the teacher.

Unit 13: Personal and Social Behavior

Students learn what constitutes good sportsmanship. Students read online content in Lesson 1, and engage daily in a physical activity of their choice for at least 30 minutes, recording what they've done in an activity log, which is then signed by a parent or other responsible adult and submitted to the teacher.

Unit 14: Diversity and Multiculturalism

Students learn about how those of different backgrounds and abilities have made the most of their opportunities in sports and physical activities. Students read online content in Lesson 1, and engage daily in a physical activity of their choice for at least 30 minutes, recording what they've done in an activity log, which is then signed by a parent or other responsible adult and submitted to the teacher.

Unit 15: Skill Enhancement: Motor Skills and Movement Patterns

Students learn the principles of biomechanics and movement patterns, and gain an understanding of how basic physical laws govern athletic performance. Students read online content in Lesson 1, and engage daily in a physical activity of their choice for at least 30 minutes, recording what they've done in an activity log, which is then signed by a parent or other responsible adult and submitted to the teacher.

Unit 16: Career Options

Students learn the wide variety of job opportunities that exist in sports and fitness fields. Students read online content in Lesson 1, and engage daily in a physical activity of their choice for at least 30 minutes, recording what they've done in an activity log, which is then signed by a parent or other responsible adult and submitted to the teacher.

Unit 17: Lifelong Physical Fitness

Students learn how the motivation and work ethic they acquire in this course can lead to long-term health benefits and a lifetime of physical fitness. Students read online content in Lesson 1, and engage daily in a physical activity of their choice for at least 30 minutes, recording what they've done in an activity log, which is then signed by a parent or other responsible adult and submitted to the teacher.

Unit 18: Summarize Physical Fitness Experiences

Students measure the progress they have made during the entire semester and decide whether they've achieved the goals they set at the beginning. Students read online content in Lesson 1, and engage daily in a physical activity of their choice for at least 30 minutes, recording what they've done in an activity log, which is then signed by a parent or other responsible adult and submitted to the teacher.

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