Health and Physical Education
The Health and Physical Education department is devoted to improving students' quality of life through the promotion of life-long health enhancing habits and physical activity.
The ultimate goal of Physical Education is to facilitate students in improving their quality of life through promotion of life long health enhancing physical activity. In today’s society, “physical activity is not only a leisure time luxury it is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle for individuals of all ages” (Young 2003). At Central Catholic, students will learn why regular planned physical activity is important, how to develop a personal plan for being physically active, concepts necessary for successful participation in regular physical activity, and how personal responsibility/interpersonal cooperation can make physical activity a winning proposition for everyone. The courses emphasize each student; determining their current level of personal physical fitness in relation to health standards, recognizing the reasons for their current fitness level, recognizing that they have the power to change their fitness level, setting short and long term fitness goals, and working throughout the course to reach their personal fitness goals.
The curriculum focuses on lifetime fitness and physical activity. Students are encouraged to work together in promoting course and individual goals.
Health Education is designed to provide students with the skills and information needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout their lives. Health courses are designed to provide students with an opportunity to learn about the physical, mental/emotional, and social aspects of health. An emphasis is placed on the importance of making healthy decisions that will lead to a higher quality of life. Course information is presented in a practical manner incorporating current health trends and concerns. Content areas will include but are not limited to: Personality, Stress, Mental Disorders, Relationships (bullying prevention), Nutrition, Weight Management, Body Systems, Non-infectious Disease, Human Growth and Development, A.I.D.S. and other STD’S, Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs and Personal Safety, CPR, First Aid & Safety.
2021-22 courses include:
- Physical Education
- A Personal Approach to Physical Fitness and Nutrition
- Advanced Physical Fitness
- Essential Concepts in Athletic Training