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Physical Education

2014-2015 Course Offerings (1.5 credits to graduate)

Students must take a freshman semester of Health, a freshman semester of either PE, and then one more semester of a Physical Education, Weight Training, Yoga, or Sports Medicine course before they graduate.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION (PE)         ELECTIVE-ONE SEMESTER
This is a one-semester course which includes aerobic exercise, basketball, potato ball, volleyball, handball, and more. Beginning in 2014, swimming and water exercise will also be a part of the PE course, and students will learn to swim if they don't already know how to.  The goals are to develop a sound body, to appreciate the importance of actively participating in sports and exercise and to form friendships.

HEALTH         REQUIRED-ONE SEMESTER
The course objective is to have each student appreciate the gifts of mind and body that God has given him, and take active steps to maintain, or improve a healthy status. The course covers topics of Nutrition, Fitness, Stress Management, Substance Abuse and Tobacco Prevention. The class has several hands-on labs with appropriate reflections, and a strong emphasis on prevention. Students will be able to: assess their diets for proper amounts of essential nutrients/make adjustments accordingly; measure and evaluate fitness/set fitness goals; recognize causes, signs/symptoms of stress, develop healthy management techniques; and do a self-evaluation for substance abuse risk factors, understand alcohol metabolism and substance abuse health effects/have information necessary to make prudent choices about harmful substance (including tobacco). Pertinent anatomy and physiology is covered; simple mathematics equations are utilized; various social/cultural issues are discussed; and refined language skills are necessary for the presentation, reflections, and other assignments. There is no textbook for the class: students will use class handouts to compile a notebook, use web references and PowerPoint presentations, and integrate laboratory experiences.

SPORTS MEDICINE          ELECTIVE-ONE SEMESTER
A one semester, .5 credit PE elective class introducing the student to athletic healthcare.  Students will learn under the direction of Brophy Athletic Trainer.  This includes principles of sports' injury and illness prevention, immediate care, injury assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.  Course includes lecture, discussion, and daily hands on lab experience.  The course is for students who have never taken Sports Medicine class and is a prerequisite for Advanced Sports Medicine.

ADV SPORTS MEDICINE         ELECTIVE-ONE SEMESTER
Prerequisite: Sports Medicine 

A one semester, .5 credit PE elective class for students who have already completed at least one semester Sports Medicine.  Students will learn under the direction of Brophy Athletic Trainer.  Course includes advanced concepts of sports' injury and illness prevention, immediate care, injury assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.  Course includes lecture, discussion, and daily hands on lab experience and is designed especially for those with a deeper interest in athletic healthcare.  Students will more directly assist the Athletic Trainer  with athlete injury and illness management, practice preparation, event medical coverage and treatment and rehabilitation.

WEIGHT TRAINING         ELECTIVE—ONE SEMESTER
This course is designed to introduce the proper use of weight-lifting and conditioning equipment. Special lifting techniques and form will be stressed. This course is held in the air-conditioned Brophy athletic weight-training facility.

YOGA        ELECTIVE--ONE SEMESTER
This course meets 7th period each semester and is a basic-level yoga experience that include slow, controlled movements and stretching that build body and mind.  Students are required to provide their own yoga mats and to come to class dressed down in loose, comfortable exercise or workout clothing.

ADVANCED PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Advanced Topics PE or Specific Sport Skills–7th period or as indicated. All Advanced PE Classes are Pass/Fail
758: Fall/Baseball-one semester; 759: Spring/Football-one semester; 760: Varsity Football-one semester (1st); 761: Varsity
Basketball-two semesters; 762: Varsity Baseball-one semester (2nd); 763: Varsity Soccer-two semesters; 764: Varsity Wrestling two semesters; 765: Varsity Swimming/Diving-one semester (1st); 766: Varsity Golf-one semester (1st); 767: Varsity Cross Country-one semester (1st); 768: Varsity Track/Field-one semester (2nd); 769: Varsity Tennis-one semester (2nd); 770: Varsity Volleyball-one semester (2nd).

* (ALSO—ALL XAVIER DANCE CLASSES WILL COUNT TOWARD BROPHY’S PHYSICAL EDUCATION
REQUIREMENT. THEY ARE LISTED AND EXPLAINED IN THE XCP LINK)

**If a specific sports skills class, class ends when season ends. Students will then have a free period.
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