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Health and Physical Education

The health and physical education curriculum also promotes important educational values and goals such as tolerance, understanding, excellence, and good health.These values are reinforced in other curriculum areas, as well as in society itself. Parents, schools, health-care agencies, peers, businesses, government, and the media are all vital partners in helping promote these values to students.Working together, schools and communities can be powerful allies in motivating students to achieve their potential and lead safe, healthy lives.

HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

PAL1O Healthy Active Living Education Large Group Activity Hockey Canada Skills Academy, Grade 9, Open

This course focuses on the development of a healthy lifestyle that is aimed to engage students' interest throughout their lives. With a focus on hockey, students will be encouraged to develop personal competence in a variety of movement skills and will be given opportunities to practice goal-setting, decision-making, social and interpersonal skills. Students will engage in hockey specific skill development, training, goal setting, teamwork, nutrition, mental training, visualization, character building as well as a variety of life skills. Fully certifi ed equipment and course fee of approximately $80 is required. Candidates may be selected through an interview process. Prerequisite: None

PPL1O Healthy Active Living Education, Grade 9, Open

This course emphasizes regular participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong healthy active living. Students will learn movement skills and principles, ways to improve personal fi tness and physical competence, and safety and injury prevention. They will investigate issues related to healthy sexuality and the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, and will participate in activities designed to develop goal-setting, communication, and social skills. Prerequisite: None

PPL2O Healthy Active Living Education, Grade 10, Open

This course emphasizes regular participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong healthy active living. Student learning will include the application of movement principles to refi ne skills; participation in a variety of activities that enhance personal competence, fi tness, and health; examination of issues related to healthy sexuality, healthy eating, substance use and abuse; and the use of informed decision making, confl ict resolution, and social skills in making personal choices. Prerequisite: None

PPL3O Healthy Active Living Education, Grade 11, Open

This course focuses on the development of a healthy lifestyle and participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout their lives. Students will be encouraged to develop personal competence in a variety of movement skills and will be given opportunities to practise goal setting, decision making, social, and interpersonal skills. Students will also study the components of healthy relationships, reproductive health, mental health, and personal safety. Prerequisite: None

PPZ3C Health for Life, Grade 11, College Preparation

This course enables students to examine the factors that influence their own health practices and behaviours as well as those factors that contribute to the development of healthy communities. It emphasizes the concepts of wellness, which addresses all aspects of well-being - physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual, and social - and promotes healthy eating, physical activity, and building and maintaining a positive sense of self. Students will develop the skills necessary to make healthy choices and create a personal wellness plan. They will also design initiatives that encourage others to lead healthy, active lives. The course prepares students for college programs in health sciences, fi tness, wellness, and health promotion. Please note: There may be a course fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: None

EMPHASIS COURSES These Courses will cover the same Ministry expectations as PPZ3O. Students will also have the option of focusing their studies in: • Weight Training PPZ3CB

PPL4O Healthy Active Living Education, Grade 12, Open

This course focuses on the development of a personalized approach to healthy active living through participation in a variety of sports and recreational activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout their lives. Students will develop and implement personal physical fi tness plans. In addition, they will be given opportunities to refi ne their decision making, conflict resolution, and interpersonal skills, with a view to enhancing their mental health and their relationships with others. Prerequisite: None

PLH4M Recreation and Healthy Active Living Leadership Grade 12, University/College Preparation

This course enables students to explore the benefi ts of lifelong participation in active recreation and healthy leisure and to develop the leadership and coordinating skills needed to plan, organize, and safely implement recreational events and other activities related to healthy, active living. Students will also learn how to promote the benefi ts of healthy, active living through mentoring and assisting them in making informed decisions that enhance their wellbeing. the course will prepare students for university programs in physical education and helath and kinesiology and for college and university programs in recreation and leisure management, fitness and health promotion, and fi tness leadership. Prerequisite: Any Health and Physical Education course

PSK4U Introductory Kinesiology, Grade 12, University Preparation

This course focuses on the study of human movement and of systems, factors, and principles involved in human development. Students will learn about the effects of physical activity on health and performance, the evolution of physical activity and sport, and the physiological, psychological, and social factors that influence an individual's participation in physical activity and sport. The course prepares students for university programs in physical education and health, kinesiology, health sciences, health studies, recreation, and sports administration. Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 university or university/college preparation course in Science or any Grade 11 or 12 open course in Health and Physical Education

PAF3O1 Personal and Fitness Activities, Grade 11, Open

This course focuses on physical fitness and activities that promote lifelong healthy active living. Emphasis will be on personal fi tness, and students will learn to set appropriate short and long term goals to design and implement a personal fi tness program. Activities will involve weight training, circuit training, running, agility and fl exibility exercises. Alternate fi tness activities such as aquatics, kickboxing, Pilates, spinning, and skating may be explored. Students will also study the components of healthy relationships, reproductive health, mental health, and personal safety. Prerequisite: None

PAF4O Personal and Fitness Activities, Grade 12, Open

This course focuses on the development of a personalized approach to healthy active living through participation in a variety of personal and fi tness activities; that have the potential to engage students' interest throughout their lives. Students will develop and implement personal plysical fi tness plans. In addition, they will be given opportunities to refi ne their decision making, conflict-resolution, and interpersonal skills, with a view to enhancing their mental health and their relationships with others. They will learn how to promote and optimize health, fi tness, and quality of life for all. Please note: There may be a course fee associated with this course.