High School Health & Physical Education Courses

We offer a range of Health and Physical Education courses to help students develop their physical fitness as well as their mental health. These courses may include Health & Wellness, Physical Education, and Fitness Fundamentals. In Health Education courses, students may learn about healthy habits, mental health, and the importance of self-care. Online Health and Physical Education courses often incorporate virtual activities and discussions to help students stay engaged and motivated.

Health & Physical Education

  • Health & Personal Wellness - Semester

    In this course, you will learn about the four domains of health—physical, mental, emotional, social—and their interconnection, how to set goals for healthy living, and how relationships and choices can impact your health. You’ll also explore different entities and influences and their role in your daily health as well as how to build healthy communities to help you thrive. Let’s build the foundation for well-rounded, healthy living so you can flourish: mind, body, and spirit!

  • Advanced PE 1 - Semester

    Advanced PE 1 guides students through an in-depth examination of the effects of exercise on the body. Students will learn how to exercise efficiently and properly, and apply the principles they’ve learned by participating in physical activities. Basic anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, and sports nutrition are all integral parts of this course.

  • Advanced PE 2 - Semester

    Advanced PE 2 gives students a more in-depth view of physical fitness by studying subjects such as: biomechanics, nutrition, exercise programming, and exercise psychology. Students will apply what they learn by participating in a more challenging exercise requirement.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Advanced PE 1

  • Fitness Fundamentals 1 - Semester

    Fitness Fundamentals 1 is designed to provide students with the basic skills and information needed to begin a personalized exercise program and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. Students participate in pre- and post-fitness assessments in which they measure and analyze their own levels of fitness based on the five components of physical fitness: muscular strength, endurance, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and body composition.

    In this course, students research the benefits of physical activity, as well as the techniques, principles, and guidelines of exercise to keep them safe and healthy. Throughout this course students participate in a weekly fitness program involving elements of cardio, strength, and flexibility.

  • Fitness Fundamentals 2 - Semester

    Fitness Fundamentals 2 takes a more in-depth look at the five components of physical fitness touched on in Fitness Fundamentals 1: muscular strength, endurance, cardiovascular health, flexibility, and body composition. This course allows students to discover new interests as they experiment with a variety of exercises in a non-competitive atmosphere. By targeting different areas of fitness, students increase their understanding of health habits and practices and improve their overall fitness level.

    Students take a pre- and post-fitness assessment. Throughout this course students also participate in a weekly fitness program involving elements of cardio, strength, and flexibility.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Fitness Fundamentals 1

  • Walking Fitness - Semester

    Walking Fitness helps students establish a regular walking program for health and fitness. Walking is appropriate for students of all fitness levels and is a great way to maintain a moderately active lifestyle. In addition to reviewing fundamental principles of fitness, students learn about goals and motivation, levels of training, walking mechanics, safety and injury prevention, appropriate attire, walking in the elements, good nutrition and hydration, and effective cross-training. Students will take a pre- and post-fitness assessment.

    Throughout this course, students also participate in a weekly fitness program involving walking, elements of resistance training, and flexibility

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