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Phys. Ed and Health

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Physical education at La Salle High School is intended to be a program that will provide the student with a means for proper physical, mental, emotional, and social development, and contribute to the healthy enjoyment of his life after high school.

“Intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong.”  - John F. Kennedy

The Physical Education program at La Salle is made up of a semester of organized activities in gym and/or outdoor athletic facilities, and a semester of aquatics and water safety activities in the pool during two of a student’s four years at the school. The program tries to take into account the needs of both the individual and the group, and as such, it permits each student to progress at his own level of ability.

The Health course is designed to help students indentify the physical, psychological, social, hereditary, and environmental factors that affect health. Wit this knowledge the student should be able to develop a plan for maintaining good overall health. Specific topics covered include: physical and mental health, nutrition, drug and alcohol abuse, and sexually transmitted disases.

 

Physical Education & Health Faculty

Mrs. Janice Ciccimaro

Mrs. Janice Ciccimaro

Mr. Michael McKee

Mr. Michael McKee

Mr. Walter  Muehlbronner

Mr. Walter Muehlbronner

Physical Education & Health Courses Offered

Physical Education / Aquatics 1 (Freshman)

These courses provide students with the proper techniques for physical development. These courses take into account the needs of both the individual and the group, and as such, permit each student to progress to his own level of ability. Students take one semester of gym and one semester of aquatics.

.5 Credit/full year

Physical Fitness (Sophomore / Junior / Senior)

The Physical Fitness course focuses on cardiovascular and weight training in the La Salle fitness center. It counts toward satisfaction of the physical education requirement. A grade of pass or fail is earned.

.5 Credit/semester

Physical Education 2 (Sophomore)

This course is scheduled as a reminder to students who have yet to fulfill their physical education requirement. Aside from taking a scheduled class, such as Physical Fitness or Principles of Athletic Training, credit for upperclassmen can be earned by: a) participating in an interscholastic sport at either the varsity or junior varsity level; or b) participating in at least two intramural sports over the course of the academic school year.

.5 Credit/full year

Physical Education 2 (Junior)

This course is scheduled as a reminder to students who have yet to fulfill their physical education requirement. Aside from taking a scheduled class, such as Physical Fitness or Principles of Athletic Training, credit for upperclassmen can be earned by: a) participating in an interscholastic sport at either the varsity or junior varsity level; or b) participating in at least two intramural sports over the course of the academic school year.

.5 Credit/full year

Physical Education 2 (Senior)

This course is scheduled as a reminder to students who have yet to fulfill their physical education requirement. Aside from taking a scheduled class, such as Physical Fitness or Principles of Athletic Training, credit for upperclassmen can be earned by: a) participating in an interscholastic sport at either the varsity or junior varsity level; or b) participating in at least two intramural sports over the course of the academic school year.

.5 Credit/full year

Principles of Athletic Training (Sophomore / Junior / Senior Elective)

This course is offered to those who have had an introduction to athletic training through personal experience or who have approval. The student will be exposed to the basics in prevention, identification and treatment of athletic related injuries. Hands-on experience will be the major source for evaluation. Each student will be required to give 10 hours a week after school in the trainer’s room and on the playing field. The course will also explore current techniques used in a variety of competitive sports and exercises. Practical work and written examinations will be used for evaluation. Sophomores and Juniors can use this course as a substitute for Physical Education.

.5 Credit/semester