Physical and Health Education:

HUMAN PERFORMANCE

Program Description:

This course is intended for student athletes engaged in high level training and competition who are seeking a different approach in obtaining their Physical Education credit. The current High Performance program at OKM is being phased out in June 2018. The new redesigned Human Performance course and the specific curricula have been developed by OKM's Physical Education faculty in order to better suit today's high level student athlete and the demands of a busy schedule .

The Physical and Health Education: Human Performance course will provide students with the opportunity to survey various components of health, physical fitness, strength and conditioning, psychology, and leisure pursuits. The course will contribute to the physical and intellectual human and social development of the students. The overall objective is to allow students to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them to enhance their quality of life.

Program Components:

  • In order to participate and earn credit for the Human Performance course, students must be willing to participate in activities/assignments specifically geared towards improving their overall well-being as they navigate the rigors of competitive athletics

Sample Topics Include:

      • optimal movement patterns
      • anatomy
      • training modalities
      • mindfulness techniques
      • stress management
      • nutrition & sleep priority
      • active recovery techniques

Program Guidelines:

This course has been developed for students who are described by ALL the following:

  1. Those competing at the highest available level (or aspire to compete at a higher level) in their sport
  2. Frequent absences as a result of competition, training or travelling
  3. A need for a balanced approach to the demands of competition, training or travelling
  4. Competition, training or travelling limits students ability to participate in regular, rigorous Physical and Health Education (Note: participation in regular classroom activities is a requirement but has been designed to meet specific athletic needs)

Program Criteria:

For acceptance into this course, students must meet a minimum of TWO of the following criteria which will be combined with their application, teacher/coach reference, and unique situation:

1) The physical training demands of individual athletic training are significant resulting in a need for supplemental training only

2) Member of a Provincial or National Team

3) Awarded performance grants or bonuses to support training or competition

‚Äč4) Considerable hours of training per week

5) Values the importance of supplemental training and knowledge in order to maintain a balanced lifestyle

How to apply:

1) Select Physical Health and Education: Human Performance and your corresponding grade on your course selection*

2) Complete and submit the Student Application

3) Have a teacher submit the Teacher Reference on your behalf

4) Have a coach/instructor submit the Coach/Instructor Reference on your behalf


*If you originally chose a different P.E. option on your Course Selection sheet, you are still able to apply by following the steps above. Once you are accepted into the Human Performance course, your timetable will reflect this change.