Mr. Zowin

Health & Physical Education

Chad Zowin - Health and Physical Education Teacher - 612.668.1700 ext. 35902 -Office Location - Main Gym 335

This is my fifth year teaching in Minneapolis and second year at North. I am looking forward to another great year of educating and helping students gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to make healthy decisions throughout their lives.

M.Ed Applied Kinesiology

BS Secondary Education

Health Promotion/Wellness

Schedule - Fall Semester 2019-20

  • 1st Hr - Team Sports (Main Gym)
  • 2nd Hr - Fitness for Life (Main Gym - Fitness Center)
  • 3rd Hr - Fitness for Life (Main Gym - Fitness Center)
  • 4th Hr - Fitness for Life (Main Gym - Fitness Center)
  • 5th Hr - Prep
  • 6th Hr - Advisory
  • 7th Hr - Weight Training (Fitness Center - Main Gym)

Bell Schedule

  • 1st Hour: 8:30 - 9:25
  • 2nd Hour: 9:29 - 10:24
  • 3rd Hour: 10:28 - 11:23
  • 4th Hour: 11:27 - 12:22
  • Lunch: 12:22 - 12:58
  • 5th Hour: 1:02 - 1:57
  • 6th Hour: 2:01 - 2:31
  • 7th Hour: 2:35 - 3:30

Course Descriptions and Syllabus

Fitness For Life


Required for Graduation

Course Description: The focus will be on decision-making, cardiovascular fitness, and skill development in various sport and lifetime leisure activities. Students will be informed of the benefits of fitness and sport through this knowledge base. Students will be equipped with the knowledge to make informed decisions in developing a healthy lifestyle. Cardiovascular endurance and conditioning will be emphasized through fitness and sport activities. These activities will be aimed at improving strength, agility, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. Students will be exposed to a variety of team, dual, and individual activities. These will focus on skill development (basic through advanced) and knowledge. All students will learn about and be engaged in these activities daily.

Team Sports



* This course cannot be substituted for a required fitness class for graduation

Course Description: The focus will be on increasing knowledge, developing skills, participating, and competing in a variety of team sports. Students will participate in a variety of games that will allow students to enhance teamwork and team building skills. Specific sport skill development in various sports and lifetime leisure activities will be integrated into daily lessons. Students will participate in activities that allow them to improve their individual skill sets, as well as increase their overall knowledge of the sport. Students will also participate weight training, agility, and cardiovascular development activities. Workout activities are designed to help students understand the value such activities have on lifelong health and skill development. *units are subject to change based on resources and equipment availability. Units include; but not limited to volleyball, ultimate frisbee and football, handball, soccer, floor hockey, basketball, softball/baseball. Activities will be both indoor and outdoor.

Weight Training



* This course cannot be substituted for a required fitness class for graduation

The students will be educated about Strength and Conditioning with an emphasis on athletic development. Students will be expected to know proper weight lifting techniques and will be able to design a comprehensive weight lifting program that is realistic and attainable for their specific goals. This course does require a high level of physical activity surrounding Weight Training, Plyometric Training, and Anaerobic Conditioning. This course requires written work and possible research surrounding the strength and conditioning field.

The Student will:

1. Demonstrate competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

2. Apply knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics to movement and performance.

3. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

4. Exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.

5. Recognize the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction.