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High School Science

High School Courses: Science

Fitness Lifestyle Design


This course was designed to offer three modules of motivation for teens. The modules—Move Strong, Live Well, and Eat Healthy—guide students through learning about strength and endurance training, choosing lifetime fitness activities, and connecting nutrition to lifetime fitness. The course is filled with language and images that reflect strength and diversity to motivate teens and allow them to envision themselves committing to fitness.

Pre-Requisites: none
Credits: 0.5
Estimated Completion Time: 14-16 weeks

Major Topics and Concepts

Module 01- Move Strong

  • Exercise Safety
  • Components of Fitness
  • Benefits of Exercise
  • Risks for Disease
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Overcoming Excuses
  • Fitness Testing
  • Goal Setting
  • Training and conditioning
  • Cardiorespiratory Fitness
  • Strength and Endurance
  • Heart Rates
  • Flexibility
  • Workout Plan Designing
  • Logging activity time

Module 02- Live Well

  • Stress Relief
  • Sleep
  • Safe Exercise Equipment
  • Equipment Purchases
  • Athletes with Disabilities
  • Cultural influences
  • Modifying fitness activities
  • Participation in Team Sports/Group Activities
  • Recreational Activities
  • Community and School Fitness Opportunities
  • Proper Form
  • Analyzing Workout Facilities/Trainers

Module 03- Eat Healthy

  • Nutritional Habits
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Dietary Guidelines
  • Dietary Choices and Variations
  • Food Labels/Nutritional Claims
  • Calorie Counting
  • Activity Levels
  • BMI Measurement Tools
  • Serving Sizes
  • Meal Planning
  • Food journal
  • Hydration

Health Opportunities through Physical Education (HOPE)


With a focus on health and fitness, this course guides the student to be active and healthy now and for a lifetime. Effective strategies and techniques are a foundation of the course so that students can continually make improvements in all areas of wellness. Students, with the guidance of a training instructor, set personal goals in four areas of wellness: physical, emotional, social, and academic. Fitness assessments enable students to establish baseline levels of fitness and work toward improvement in specific areas. At the end of each module, students submit a wellness plan documenting their daily physical activity, progress toward goals, changes in fitness assessment results, and reflections on personal progress. By following individualized training principles, students can achieve personal success and gain confidence, while they develop healthy lifetime habits. The course uses videos, graphics, and interactive learning opportunities to encourage students to eat well, get up, and be active. Leading a healthy lifestyle is the best way to prevent health problems before they occur—this course helps students do just that. And now is the best time to get started.

Pre-Requisites: None
Credits: 1.0
Estimated Completion Time: 2 segments/32-36 weeks

Major Topics and Concepts

Segment 1

Module 1
  • Importance of Physical Activity
  • Safety
  • Baseline Fitness Levels
  • Short and Long Term Goals
  • Principles of Cardiorespiratory Fitness
  • Training Principles
  • Health-Related Fitness
  • Components of Health-Related Fitness
Module 2:
  • Flexibility
  • Monitoring Activity
  • Peer Influence
  • Muscular Strength and Endurance
  • Training Expectations and the Media
Module 3:
  • Lifetime Fitness
  • Avoidance
  • Advertising
  • Happiness

Segment 2:

Module 4:
  • Mental Fitness
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Surrounded
  • Health & Technology
  • Personal Menu
Module 5:
  • Drugs & Alcohol: Risks and Effects
  • Cost of Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Drugs
  • Getting Help
Module 6:
  • The Weight Epidemic
  • Body Composition
  • Healthy Development and Disease
  • First Aid and CPR
    Own Your Health

Life Management Skills


Each day hundreds of decisions are made, including important decisions that have a huge impact on personal life. Making good decisions is a whole lot easier for those who have the correct information before making those decisions. Being equipped with correct information will empower students to manage real issues, like quality nutrition, substance abuse, coping with stress, and sexual abstinence. Good health is both mental and physical. Making good decisions starts with knowing the facts, understanding the consequences, and having the confidence to choose well. A series of signposts take students through the course, providing information, direction, and a little encouragement. Students learn to use important tools for communicating feelings and opinions. Other tools provide a foundation for becoming a savvy consumer in a world of advertising, credit cards, and focusing on earth-friendly practices that will help the environment. This course comes with a long-term payoff. Learning to make good decisions now will set a positive direction to follow for the future.

Pre-Requisites: None
Credits: 0.5
Estimated Completion Time: 1 segments /16-18 weeks

Major Topics and Concepts

Module 1

  • Constructing Positive Self-Esteem
  • Building Strong Families
  • Exploring Pathways to Parenting Skills
  • Building Strong
  • Constructing Your Health Decisions

Module 2

  • Making Healthy Food Choices
  • Nutrients
  • Eating Disorders
  • Food Labels
  • Food Safety

Module 3

  • Verbal Communication
  • Non-Verbal Communication and Active Listening
  • Two-Way Communication
  • Communication Zone
  • Family Communication Patterns
  • Conflict Resolution

Module 4

  • Smoking Hazards
  • Alcohol
  • Hazardous Chemicals

Module 5

  • Refusal Skills
  • Stress Management Quiz
  • Time Management Work
  • Setting Goals
  • Decision Making Skills
  • Suicide

Module 6

  • Advertising
  • Consumers
  • Credit Card
  • Checking
  • Recycling

Personal Fitness


In this Personal Fitness course, students are required to participate in weekly cardiovascular, flexibility and strength and endurance activities. Students who are unable to participate in such physical exercises will be unable to complete the requirements of this course. Students who have an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) or some other physical limitation that prevents them from participating in physical activity should seek to enroll in an Adaptive Physical Education course.

Pre-Requisites: None
Credits: 0.5
Estimated Completion Time: 1 Semester/15 Weeks

Major Topics and Concepts

Module 1: Welcome Center

  • Tracking Your Stay
  • Wellville Information Bureau
  • Wellville City Limits
  • Wellville Locals
  • How Fit Are You?
  • Flexibility Training Principles
  • Bend and Stretch
  • Stretching Safely
  • Flexibility Workout Log
  • Check Out

Module 2: Rec Center

  • Tracking Your Stay
  • Welcome to the Rec Center
  • Health Risk Factors
  • Health vs. Skill Related Exercise
  • Warm Up/Cool Down
  • Common Injuries
  • Check Out

Module 3: Teen Center

  • Tracking Your Stay
  • Stress – A Fact of Life
  • Stress and Coping Strategies
  • Manage Your Stress
  • Goal Setting
  • You’re on Your Way
  • Check Out

Module 4: Health Club

  • Tracking Your Stay
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Monitoring the Heart
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • What is Cardiovascular Activity?
  • Principles of Cardiovascular Fitness
  • Cardiovascular Workout Log
  • Check Out

Module 5: Wellville Gym

  • Tracking Your Stay
  • Muscular Fitness Training
  • Safety Precautions
  • Your Muscular Fitness Program
  • Principles of Muscular Fitness
  • Muscular Fitness Workout Log
  • Check Out

Module 6: Wellville Cafe

  • Tracking Your Stay
  • Food and Its Relationship to Health
  • Evaluate Your Personal Menu
  • Food Labels and You
  • Wellville Water
  • Check Out

Module 7: Body Shop

  • Tracking Your Stay
  • How Are You Built?
  • What’s Inside Your Skin?
  • Input, Output, and Calories
  • Weight: Keeping it Under Control
  • Eating and Weight Issues
  • Check Out

Module 8: Medical Center

  • Tracking Your Stay
  • Final Fitness Test
  • Varying Activities
  • Final Workout Logs
  • Final Exam

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