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PE5300: Fitness Foundations

Course Description

Fitness is the foundation for a healthy lifestyle.  Students can improve all aspects of their lives by achieving a health-enhancing level of fitness. This course is designed to teach students the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to be fit for life.  Emphasis is placed on the personal development of health-related fitness through a variety of activities.  Students will demonstrate knowledge in identifying and applying the key motor skills and movement concepts necessary to participate in a variety of physical activities.  Activities may include but are not limited to fitness conditioning- team sports- individual/dual sports- net sports- weight-lifting- and yoga.  Students will develop a personal fitness plan utilizing the principles of training and demonstrate the ability to plan for and improve components of health-related fitness to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of personal fitness. This course includes the district/state-required physical literacy assessment. Note: This course is a recommended pre-requisite for all other P.E. courses and must be taken in order to graduate. Previous Course Title: Personal Fitness

Essential Standards

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

  • Games and Sports
    • Demonstrate competency in activity-specific movement skills in two or more games and sports (invasion, net/wall, field/striking, target). PE1.1.HS1
  • Individual-Performance Activities
    • Demonstrate competency in activity-specific movement skills in two or more individual-performance activities. PE1.2.HS1
  • Outdoor Pursuits
    • Demonstrate competency in activity-specific movement skills in two or more outdoor pursuits. PE1.3.HS1

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

  • Strategies and Tactics
    • Develop an offensive and a defensive strategy for the purpose of game play. PE2.1.HS1
  • Movement Performance
    • Use movement concepts (force, motion, rotation) to analyze and improve performance of self or others in a selected skill.PE2.2.HS1
  • Movement Concepts
    • Assess critical elements and stages of learning a self-selected motor skill. PE2.3.HS1
  • Training Principles and Knowledge
    • Apply training principles and knowledge (progression, specificity, overload, reversibility, diminishing return) to a self-selected activity. PE2.4.HS1

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
    • Investigate relationship between physical activity, nutrition, and body composition. PE3.1.HS1
  • Physical Activity in the Community
    • Investigate activities that can be pursued in the local environment. PE3.2.HS1
  • Physical Activity for a Lifetime
    • Evaluate risks and safety factors that might affect physical preferences throughout the life span. PE3.3.HS1
  • Engagement in Physical Activity
    • Participate regularly in physical activity outside of the school day. PE3.4.HS1
  • Health-Related Fitness
    • Adjust intensity to keep heart rate in the target zone, calculate recovery heart rate, and use technology to monitor cardiorespiratory endurance. PE3.5.HS1a
    • Use types of muscular strength and muscular endurance exercises (isometric, concentric, eccentric). PE3.5.HS1b
    • Use types of flexibility exercises (static, dynamic). PE3.5.HS1c
  • Training Principles
    • Explain training principles (overload, specificity, progression, reversibility, diminishing return, rest, and recovery) and how they relate to fitness planning. PE3.6.HS1
  • Engagement in Fitness Activities
    • Participate regularly in self-selected fitness activities outside of school. PE3.7.HS1
  • Individual Plan
    • Design and implement a personal fitness and nutrition plan (assessment scores, goals for improvement, plan of activities for improvement, log of activities to reach goals, timeline for improvement). PE3.8.HS1

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

  • Personal Responsibility
    • Demonstrate intrinsic motivation by selecting or planning opportunities to participate in physical activity inside and outside of school. PE4.1.HS1
  • Rules and Etiquette
    • Examine the importance of etiquette in athletics and elite sports. PE4.2.HS1
  • Working with Others
    • Solve problems and think critically when working with others in physical activity, both as an individual and in groups. 
  • Safety
    • Demonstrate best practices for participating safely in physical activity and exercise. PE4.4.HS1

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 physical activity. PE5.1.HS1
  • Self-Expression and Enjoyment
    • Participate in a self-selected physical activity for self-expression and enjoyment. PE5.2.HS1
  • Social Interaction
    • Identify opportunities for social interaction in a self-selected physical activity. PE5.3.HS1