Course Catalog: Physical Education Department


INTRODUCTION

All students must enroll in a minimum of two semesters of Physical Education classes.** The program is designed to promote a sense of health and fitness, personal responsbility in being fit, and an appreciation of individual and group achievement. It provides them the opportunity to participate in activities that may be of ongoing interest to them throughout their lives. Students must participate in physical activities units in order to receive full credit for the course. The Physical Education grade is included in the Grade Point Average. Students may take additional elective classes after their requirement is completed.

**NOTE:  Dance 1A will fulfill Physical Education's second semester requirement.

Waiver information
In addition, the student may be waived from the second semester of Physical Education if all of the following criteria are met:

  • He or she earns three athletic letters after freshman year;
  • The three athletic letters are earned from two different sports;
  • At least one of the letters is from a Varsity sport;
  • At least one of the letters must be earned during the student’s junior or senior year; and
  • Letters must be earned by the end of the Fall semester of the student’s senior year.

    Click here to download a copy of the PE Athletic waiver form 

Please note:  A student must participate actively during the sport’s entire season in order to earn a letter.  Any student who does not fulfill the above requirements by the end of the Fall semester of his or her senior year must enroll in a second semester of PE during the spring.

COURSES

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 110M/111F (7110/7111) GENERAL PHYSICAL EDUCATION


Grade Level –
9
Length – One Semester
Type of Course – Core course required for graduation
Prerequisite – None
Criteria for Enrollment – All students must enroll
 

Course Description — This is a lecture, reading, and activity course. In physical education students learn the fundamentals of fitness, health and recreation. The students are exposed to a variety of lifetime activities aimed at achieving a basic level of fitness including: general physical conditioning, physical fitness testing, swimming, and various individual and team activities. Students are educated through active participation, a textbook, and a semester project. Health, nutrition and alcohol education add to the academic component of this course. 

*PHYSICAL EDUCATION 210 (7210) WEIGHT TRAINING AND FITNESS


Grade Level –
10, 11, 12
Length – One Semester, Fall or Spring

Type of Course – Elective
Prerequisite – PE 110/111
Criteria for Enrollment – None
 

Course Description — PE 210 is a weight lifting and fitness class which introduces resistance training as a lifelong fitness choice. Through safe lifting technique, appropriate progression and repetition, students will learn more about their bodies and how weight training can support their fitness goals. This class is centered on the development of Muscular Strength and Muscle Endurance and is appropriate for students new to weight lifting, as well as in and out of season athletes. In addition to our program each student must complete a Standard First Aid & CPR (or an equivalent) course during the semester enrolled. We will offer the CPR/SFA course pending staff availability and enrollment

*This class will be offered pending staffing availability and adequate enrollment.

*PHYSICAL EDUCATION 215 (7215) STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING FOR SPORT


Grade Level –
10, 11, 12
Length – One Semester, Fall or Spring

Type of Course – Elective
Prerequisite – PE 210 or Instructor Approval
Criteria for Enrollment – None
 

Course Description — Strength and Conditioning for Sport is designed to prepare student-athletes for high school sports.  It is focused on building strength and power in the major muscle groups through the use of free weights, body weight, plyometrics, agility, and anaerobic conditioning.  Students will develop or strengthen their base, which will allow for an easier transition into sports specific lifts and movement.  Enrolled students will also learn about target heart rate training, as well as sports nutrition.  Strength and Conditioning for Sport welcomes members from all girls’ and boys’ interscholastic sports, including varsity and junior varsity student-athletes as they prepare for competition and performance.

*This class will be offered pending staffing availability and adequate enrollment.

*PHYSICAL EDUCATION 315 (7315) LEADERSHIP IN SPORTS

Grade Level – 10, 11, 12
Length – One Semester

Type of Course – Elective
Prerequisite – PE 110M or 110F
Criteria for Enrollment – None

Course Description — The purpose of this course is to expose students to developing leadership skills by demonstrating a variety of teaching styles through participation in both competitive and recreational sports. The leadership skills included in this course will expose the students on how to organize, explain, and demonstrate various sports and skills. Students will participate in and be assessed on skill-related and health-related fitness, TRX and other fitness training programs. Course activities also include aquatics (swimming, water polo, basic life saving), tennis, softball, and certification in First Aid and CPR. 

*This class will be offered pending staffing availability and adequate enrollment.

*PHYSICAL EDUCATION 615 (7615) SPORTS MEDICINE 1 PREVENTION & CARE OF ATHLETIC INJURIES


Grade Level –
10, 11, 12
Length – One Semester

Type of Course – Elective
Prerequisite – PE 110M or 111F or Instructor Approval
Criteria for Enrollment – Instructor approval
 

Course Description — This course prepares students to become student trainers. This is a lecture, reading, and activity course. In Sports Medicine 1, students will learn the fundamentals of anatomy, prevention, care, treatment, taping, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Students are exposed to a variety of situations/scenarios aimed at achieving a basic knowledge of sports medicine through various "hands-on" activities. Students are educated and evaluated on their performance through active participation, homework assignments, tests/quizzes, taping, and game day evaluation.

*This class will require 1-2 hours a week of practical work in the Training Room after school.

*PHYSICAL EDUCATION 715 (7715) FITNESS FOR LIFE


Grade Level –
10, 11, 12
Length – One Semester, Fall or Spring

Type of Course – Elective
Prerequisite – PE 110M or 111F or Instructor Approval
 

Course Description — PE 715 is a class designed to introduce students to exercise principles that are central to lifelong fitness. Each day students will work on these principles which address the curriculums Essential Questions. Those questions are …What do I do to be fit and how do I do it? While this class focuses on a balance between curriculum and activity, students will continually work on these concepts that will positively influence their body composition. In addition to our program each student must complete a Standard First Aid & CPR (or an equivalent) course during the semester enrolled. We will offer the CPR/SFA course pending staff availability and enrollment.

*This class will be offered pending staffing availability and adequate enrollment.

*PHYSICAL EDUCATION 815 (7815) YOGA FITNESS


Grade Level –
10, 11, 12
Length – One Semester

Type of Course – Elective
Prerequisite – PE 110M or 111F or Instructor Approval
 

Course Description — Students will be introduced to a variety of yoga styles with the aim of developing strength, flexibility, balance, and stress management skills. To promote lifelong physical and mental health, students will learn basic body mechanics and perform various yoga poses and stretches.  Students will also maintain and improve cardiovascular fitness, increase balance and coordination, and develop a knowledge of basic human anatomy.  Proper nutrition and related health components will also be covered.

*This class will be offered pending staffing availability and adequate enrollment.

AMDG
St. Ignatius College Preparatory

Courage to Lead; Passion to Serve

2001 37th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 731-7500
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