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Greetings from the Health and Physical Education Department!

Introduction
The Physical Education and Health Department believe that students will be empowered to make choices, meet challenges and develop positive behaviors in fitness, wellness and movement activity for a lifetime.  Health 1 and Health 2 along with Fitness for Life 1 and 2 will fulfill your PE and Health requirements for graduation. These classes are vital because twice as many children today and almost 3 times as many teens are overweight as in 1980.  More than 65% of all people age 20 and older are overweight or obese.  About 35 million of today’s 85 million children will eventually die from heart and blood vessel disease (AHA stat).  Physically fit kids perform better academically. Getting students active and educated is extremely important to the health of our nation
“Of all the subjects taught in school, Physical Education is the only subject which, by the very nature of its content, has the potential to affect how a person will feel every moment of every day for the rest of his or her life.”  Allen Russell

Homework & Tutoring Support Times
Available after school until 4:00
During Advisory – ask for a pass from the teacher 

Courses
Health Science I
Course Duration: Semester
Course Description: Students will learn to maintain a healthy lifestyle; and focus on concepts related to physical fitness, nutrition, stress management, chemicals, sexuality, family life, personal health, and first aid.

Health Science II *Prerequisite: Health Science I
Course Duration: Semester     
Course Description: Students will focus on the concepts that comprise a healthy lifestyle; and become wise consumers of health products and services.

Fitness for Life I
Course Duration: Semester
Course Description: Students will focus on movement knowledge and health-related fitness; and build a personal fitness portfolio related to movement skills and knowledge, basic strength training, fitness, personal and social behavior, and personal well-being.

Fitness for Life II *Prerequisite: Fitness for Life I
Course Duration: Semester     
Course Description: Students will learn movement skills; gain knowledge in goal/field, net, and targets games; and build on their portfolios from Physical Education I with a goal of creating a life-long fitness plan.
 

document MYP Physical and Health Education Curriculum   --  An overview of MYP units for Physical and Health Education
document PhyEd Department Open House Presentation   --  Here is a presentation that we show during Open House. It is summary of the Physical Education and Health Department at Edison.