Antelope Valley School District

Physical Education (PE)

Two years of Physical Education (20 credits) are required to meet graduation requirements.

Physical Education (PE) 1 11486
1 year course – 5 PE credits per semester
Open to grade: 9
Description: This required course teaches students to demonstrate knowledge and competency in motor skills, movement patterns and strategies needed to perform a variety of physical activities. Students will achieve a level of physical fitness for
health and performance while demonstrating knowledge of fitness concepts, principles, and strategies. Students will demonstrate knowledge of psychological and sociological concepts, principles, and strategies as they apply to learning and performance of physical activity. These state standards will be addressed through the content areas of aquatics, dance/rhythms, individual and dual activities.

Physical Education 2 11487
1 year course – 5 PE credits per semester
Open to grade: 10
Description: The three state standards listed in P.E. 1, physical skills, physical fitness, psychological and social aspects of physical education will be addressed through the content areas of combative, gymnastics/tumbling and team activities.

Physical Education Athletics 11490
1 year course – 5 PE or elective credits per semester
Open to grades: 11-12
Prerequisite: Must be VARSITY TEAM MEMBER and have the permission of the Varsity coach.

Physical Education 3 Weightlifting 11497
1 year course – 5 elective or PE credits per semester
Open to grades: 11-12
Description: Weight training and fitness is an elective course that is offered to students who have successfully completed two years of PE.

In this course students will learn and perform motor skills required in both strength training activities and aerobic activities. The students will work in cooperation with other students in training activities as well as spotting techniques. The students will learn the principles of biomechanics involved in safe and successful fitness training.

Students will eventually create their own fitness and strength training program to meet their individual fitness needs. The course will focus on each student learning different training strategies in order to meet different levels of strength, power, and endurance. This knowledge will enable each student to create his/her individual training plan.

Interaction between students is encouraged; students will learn how to work with a partner or in a group during training. Spotting techniques will be taught and safety will be a top priority in the class. At the same time, students will develop personal goals and will be encouraged to motivate each other to improve student fitness levels in the class. The course will stress lifetime fitness and the importance of a healthy lifestyle.