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PE5996: Physical Education/Health Independent Study

Course Description

Physical Education/Health Independent Study enables students to explore topics of interest related to physical- health- and safety education. Independent Study courses may serve as an opportunity for students to expand their expertise in a particular application- to explore a topic in greater detail- or to develop more advanced physical- health and/or safety skills. Must be supervised by a qualified teacher and approved by the principal.

Essential Standards

Standard 1: Students will demonstrate competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

  • Games and Sports
    • Refine activity-specific movement skills in two or more games and sports (invasion, net/wall, field/striking, target).PE1.1.HS2
  • Individual-Performance Activities
    • Refine activity-specific movement skills in two or more individual performance activities. PE1.2.HS2
  • Outdoor Pursuits
    • Refine activity-specific movement skills in two or more outdoor pursuits. PE1.3.HS2

Standard 2: Students will apply knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics related to movement and performance.

  • Strategies and Tactics
    • Create and apply multiple offensive and defensive strategies for game play. PE2.1.HS2
  • Movement Performance
    • Use movement concepts to develop a plan to improve advanced performance skill in a self-selected skill. PE2.2.HS2
  • Movement Concepts
    • Create plan to improve performance of a self-selected motor skill. PE2.3.HS2
  • Training Principles and Knowledge
    • Apply training principles and knowledge to two or more self-selected activities. PE2.4.HS2

Standard 3: Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

  • Benefit of Physical Activity
    • Evaluate benefits of a physically active lifestyle as it relates to college or career productivity. PE3.1.HS2
  • Physical Activity in the Community
    • Evaluate (according to benefits, social support, and participation requirements) activities that can be pursued in the local environment. PE3.2.HS2
  • Physical Activity for a Lifetime
    • Evaluate barriers to physical activity throughout the life span and promote strategies to overcome them. PE3.3.HS2
  • Engagement in Physical Activity
    • Create a plan, train for, and participate in a community event with a focus on physical activity. PE3.4.HS2
  • Health-Related Fitness
    • Analyze recovery heart rate in relationship to fitness level and overall health. PE3.5.HS2a
    • Analyze types of muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility exercises for personal fitness development. PE3.5.HS2b
  • Training Principles
    • Use training principles (overload, specificity, progression, reversibility, diminishing return, rest, and recovery) to design a personal workout. PE3.6.HS2
  • Engagement in Fitness Activities
    • Participate regularly in a variety of self-selected fitness activities outside of school. PE3.7.HS2
  • Individual Plan
    • Design and implement a strength, conditioning, and nutrition plan that develops balance in opposing muscle groups (agonist and antagonist) and supports a healthy, active lifestyle to maintain or improve body composition. PE3.8.HS2

Standard 4: Students will exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.

  • Personal Responsibility
    • Analyze barriers that prevent opportunities for physical activity inside and outside of school. PE4.1.HS2
  • Rules and Etiquette
    • Examine moral and ethical conduct in specific competitive situations. PE4.2.HS2
  • Working with Others
    • Assume a leadership role in a physical activity setting. PE4.3.HS2a
    • Describe the importance of treating individuals with dignity and respect during physical activity. PE4.3.HS2b
  • Safety
    • Apply best practices for participating safely in physical activity and exercise. PE4.4.HS2

Standard 5: Students will recognize the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction.

  • Challenge
    • Choose an appropriate level of challenge to experience success in a self-selected physical activity. PE5.1.HS2
  • Self-Expression and Enjoyment
    • Participate in a self-selected physical activity for self-expression and enjoyment. PE5.2.HS2
  • Social Interaction
    • Evaluate opportunities for social interaction and social support in a self-selected physical activity. PE5.3.HS2