Coordinator of Physical Education, Health and Athletics
The focus of the physical education program is achieving lifelong fitness. Freshman and Sophomore classes are concerned with fitness and skills. Junior and senior classes focus on lifelong activities. Included in activities and sports are the following: strength training, stretching, aerobics (low impact and step), jogging/walking and the stability ball. Routines; basketball, baseball, softball, wiffleball, football, soccer, volleyball, and a variety of games and activities.
The emphasis is on teaching physical education skills as well as assessing physical fitness. Activities, sports and games are used to develop the necessary skills. The National Athletic Testing Program is used to assess fitness.
The Freshman Health Program combines with our Physical Education classes to make up our Wellness Program. The Health Program will cover the following topics: Violence Prevention Education (Anti-bullying, Dating Violence, Harassment, etc); Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drugs (ATOD) prevention education; Human Sexuality Issues by the Responsible Attitudes about Pregnancy Prevention and Parenting (RAPPP) program provided by the SouthCoast Hospital Group; and other current teenage health issues if time permits.
Sophomore Physical Education:
Continued emphasis on teaching physical education skills with activities progressing as the students become more proficient. Testing is also continued to measure progress.
Junior Physical Education:
The emphasis is on lifelong sports and physical activities. Students choose semester selections from a variety of offerings that include most sports, games, and weight training activities.
Senior Physical Education:
A continued emphasis on lifelong sports and physical activities. Students continue to select from a wide range of physical activities and sports including more advanced forms of conditioning including yoga and functional training.