Course Overview

Course Description:
This exciting opportunity is available to all students and is intended to provide learning opportunities for students with a passion for athletics, wellness and sports. You may wish to improve performance, challenge yourself physically and/or potentially pursue a career in the athletic field. This will be completed through a combination of theory and practical outcomes.

Modules include elements such as nutrition, goal setting and mental training, all of which will center on sport and the application of sport into life both inside and outside of the school. This material will review topics and issues not traditionally present in the regular physical education program.

This co-ed learning opportunity has been purposefully crafted to promote self-awareness, team building and lifelong wellness. In these courses a desire to improve and an evolving work ethic are central to success. If you like to have fun while learning and are ready to take action, this is the course for you!

Students in this course will improve upon their balance, coordination, speed, flexibility, strength, agility and power. We focus on the latest training principles while applying them to our workouts during class time. The training principles that we apply are functional movements, core strength, resistance training, stretching, Olympic lifting and plyometrics.

All students must register under Personal Fitness regardless of what grade or how many times they have taken Personal Fitness.  Once registered the student will placed in the appropriate class by the lead teacher.

Student may only take Personal Fitness once during Grade 10.  For students in Grade 11 and 12 they may take Personal Fitness in both semesters if they wish.

Expectations
As this course is optional to students, you are expected to be highly motivated and a conscientious individual who is ready to excel on a daily basis. Students enrolled in this course will be dedicated to becoming a better athlete through performance enhancement training and by understanding the associated theoretical background.

Module Evaluation Criteria:
Each student will receive one credit for each individual module completed. Grades will be based upon theoretical and practical work (workouts) completed during class time.

2016-17 Course Contract

Personal Fitness

Modules of study

Personal Fitness Modules

  • Health Service Foundations
  • Foundations for Training 1
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Sport Psychology 1
  • Athletic Development
  • Foundations for Training 2
  • Nutrition and Wellness
  • Sport Psychology 2
  • Back Care Basics
  • Leadership in recreation & Sports
  • Caring for Body Systems 1
  • Training Core Muscles
  • Health Care 1
  • Flexibility Training                
  • Nature and Wellness
  • Cardiovascular Training
  • Integrative Health
  • Human Movement
  • Caring for Body Systems 2
  • Training and Conditioning
  • Nutrition for Recreational Activities and Sport
  • Sport Psychology 3
  • Supporting Positive Behaviour
  • Resistance Training Leadership
  • Fitness Instruction Leadership Principals
  • Speed and Agility Training
  • Group Exercise Leadership
  • Periodization
  • Governance and Leadership


Please Note: Personal Fitness may fulfill a portion of the "30-level" graduating requirements and be included in your average when calculating for the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship.