Physical Education and Health

  • Students must earn 1.50 PE/Health credits to graduate from WGHS. Of those, .50 credit must be in Health.

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASSES
    Students may only take one PE class per semester.
    6515 PHYSICAL EDUCATION 9-10 (Male)
    6520 PHYSICAL EDUCATION 9-10 (Female)
    Credit: 1/2 unit
    Open to Grades: 9-10
    The course offers a variety of activities over the course of a semester. Individual as well as team activities will be covered. Possible activities that may be offered are basketball, flag football, soccer, softball, team handball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, and net games. The Physical Fitness Test will be administered in this class.

    6525 PHYSICAL EDUCATION 11-12 (Coed)
    Credit: 1/2 unit
    Open to Grades: 11-12
    The course is designed for 11th and 12th grade student to cover the more advanced skills and rules used in competition in the various sports offered in our extracurricular program. Team strategy and practical application of all rules will also be covered. Possible activities that may be offered are: basketball, flag football, badminton, soccer, softball, team handball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, rock climbing, orienteering, and geocaching. The Physical Fitness Test will be administered in this class.

    6614 WEIGHT TRAINING 9-10 (Male)
    6615 WEIGHT TRAINING 9-12 (Female)
    Credit: 1/2 unit
    Open to Grades: 9-10
    This course is designed to offer specific instructions in muscular development and increased body flexibility. Students who choose this course must be prepared to participate in a daily exercise program, circuit training, and a daily running regimen. Class size is limited. The Physical Fitness Test will be administered in this class.

    6613 WEIGHT TRAINING 11-12 (Coed)
    Credit: 1/2 unit
    Open to Grades: 11-12
    This course is designed to offer specific instructions in muscular development and increased body flexibility. Students who choose this course must be prepared to participate in a daily exercise program, circuit training, and a daily running regimen. Since much of the assigned activity will be individualized to meet the students’ needs, the class size is limited. The President’s Physical Fitness Test will be administered in this class. Note: Weight Training may be repeated for additional credit. However, the student must earn at least a C+ in order to do so.

    6840 PERSONAL FITNESS
    Credit: 1/2 unit
    Open to Grades: 9-12
    This class will be directed toward helping students set realistic goals based on their current fitness levels. Regular logs will be kept by the student to help assess progress. This course will be a combination of weight training, yoga, pilates, speed/agility, Tabata, step aerobics, and workout circuits. Personal workout programs will be developed by the student and instructor to meet the individual’s needs.

    6825 LIFETIME FITNESS
    Credit: 1/2 unit
    Open to Grades: 9-12
    This class will provide high school students of all abilities and interests with the skills they need to achieve lifetime fitness by exploring diverse fitness topics. Topics will include safe exercise and injury prevention, team sports and team building, stress management, and cooperatively learning lifelong fitness activities. Students will set realistic individual fitness goals based on their current fitness levels. Students will understand the importance of physical fitness for all ages and abilities and participate in team building exercises. Students will recognize common exercise-related physical injuries, and list guidelines for preventing injuries during physical activity. Students will identify individual and team sports that achieve health-related fitness goals both inside and outside of school. Students will be able to describe how people react to stress physically, emotionally, and behaviorally. Activities include rock climbing, aerobics, flexibility and relaxation training, geocaching, pickleball, badminton, backpacking, injury prevention, golf, tennis, ultimate frisbee, orienteering, cross country running, swimming, and cycling.

    6710 STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING
    Credit: 1/2 unit
    Prerequisite: Weight Training
    Open to Grades: 10-12
    In this course, students will develop skills and learn the latest techniques in strength training and athletic conditioning. Students will spend a significant amount of time in the weight room perfecting techniques on such exercises as bench press, power clean, squat, and others designed to make the student a better athlete. Students will also spend an extended amount of time outside the weight room working on plyometrics, sprinting techniques, distance running, and agility. Students will be expected to demonstrate a high level of muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular fitness, and flexibility. This course is intense; it should not be taken by students who are simply wanting to fulfill the graduation requirement. Students will be expected to complete agility tests. This is a coed class.Strength and Conditioning may be repeated for the additional credit. However, the student must earn at least a B– in order to do so.

    Health and Athletic Training Classes
    6500 HEALTH EDUCATION
    Credit: 1/2 unit
    Open to Grades: 9-12
    Health is a one-semester class that is required of all WGHS students for graduation. The course can be thought of as a life management class in that an emphasis will be placed on how decisions, actions, and lifestyle choices during teen years can affect a person’s adult life. Topics to be covered include physical fitness, nutrition and weight management, tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs; disease prevention and control, including STDs and HIV; healthy relationships, including family, dating, and peer relationships; and first aid and CPR training. The CPR training in this class will satisfy a Missouri graduation requirement. This course is required for graduation.

    6855 INTRODUCTION TO ATHLETIC TRAINING
    Credit: 1/2 unit
    Recommendation: Students who have earned a C or higher in Health have experienced an appropriate yet challenging placement in this course.
    Open to Grades: 10-12
    Introduction to Athletic Training is a one semester course open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in allied health professions, specifically athletic training, coaching, or their personal health while being physically active. This course will provide class work and practical hands-on application in the following areas: evaluation of sports injuries; prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries; taping and wrapping of injuries; first aid and CPR; emergency procedures; medical terminology; anatomy and physiology; fitness conditioning and strength programs; and sports medicine careers. Opportunities to earn Honors grades are given each semester. Note: This course counts as an elective physical education credit only and does not meet any physical education requirements needed for graduation. Outside participation will be required for this course.

    6856 ADVANCED ATHLETIC TRAINING
    Credit: 1/2 unit
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Athletic Training
    Open to Grades: 10-12
    Advanced Athletic Training is a one semester course open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors interested in a future career in an allied health profession, specifically athletic training, physical therapy, and sports medicine. The purpose of this course is to build on previous knowledge and apply advanced class work to practical hands-on application in athletic training. This class is designed to provide advanced study for students who are highly motivated to discuss and evaluate sports injuries and learn how to prevent, treat, and rehabilitate sports injuries. Students interested in this course will work closely with the WGHS athletic teams and will have a future advantage when applying to an accredited athletic training college program. Opportunities to earn Honors grades are given each semester. Note: This course counts as an elective physical education credit only and does not meet any physical education requirements needed for graduation. Outside participation will be required for this course.