Physical Education Courses and Description

  • Physical Education Graduation Requirement

    To meet the requirements for graduation, a student must complete 1.0 credit in Lifetime Wellness and .5 credit in an elective physical education course. A student may earn no more than a total of 5 P.E./Wellness credits. 

    The .5 Physical Education requirement may be met by substituting a documented and equivalent time of physical activity in marching band, JROTC, cheerleading, dance team, or TSSAA interscholastic athletics; however a .5 Physical Education credit is not awarded for participating in one of these activities.

    Physical Education Courses and Descriptions

    Lifetime Wellness (G08H02)

    This course is required for graduation and recommended for grade 9.  Lifetime Wellness is a course that develops positive concepts toward an active, healthy lifestyle.  Physical fitness activities such as aerobics, line-dancing, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, basketball, indoor/outdoor fitness games, etc. comprise units in the class structure that require students to dress appropriately in order to perform the activities.  Classroom units covering disease prevention, mental health, stress management, nutrition, drug/alcohol/ tobacco prevention, first aid/CPR, and human sexuality are included in this course. At the end of the course students have the opportunity to take the Local Dual Credit exam with Cumberland University. There is a test fee associated with this exam. If students make a passing score on this exam, students will earn 1 college credit in Lifetime Wellness upon enrollment at Cumberland University.

    • Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
    • Prerequisite: NA
    • Minimum Credit: 1
    • Maximum Credit: 1

    *This course qualifies as an EPSO upon successful completion of the course and attempt of the Local Dual Credit exam.

    Physical Education I (G08H00Q)

    This course is designed to introduce the students to the fundamentals of specific individual and team sports which include skills, rules, and game strategy.  There will also be non-competitive educational gymnastics, dance, weightlifting, aerobic, and anaerobic training.

    • Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
    • Prerequisite: NA
    • Minimum Credit: .5
    • Maximum Credit: .5

    Physical Education II (G08H01)

    In this course students are expected to attain a proficient level in specific individual and team sports which will include skills, rules, and game strategy.  There will also be non-competitive educational dance, weightlifting, aerobic, and anaerobic training.

    • Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
    • Prerequisite: NA
    • Minimum Credit: 1
    • Maximum Credit: 1

    Physical Education II WI (G08H01W1)

    The course includes intense weight training at a high tempo that will progressively increase in difficulty.  Included in this class will be power training exercises, stretching, calisthenics, running for speed development, stations to develop quickness, and plyometric skills.  Proper techniques and safety will be emphasized to prevent injuries.  The course will also teach the location and movement provided by the major muscle groups.

    • Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
    • Prerequisite: NA
    • Minimum Credit: 1
    • Maximum Credit: 2

    Physical Education II WII (G08H01W2)

    The course includes intense weight training at a high tempo that will progressively increase in difficulty.  Included in this class will be power training exercises, stretching, calisthenics, running for speed development, stations to develop quickness, and plyometrics.  Proper techniques and safety will be emphasized to prevent injuries.  The course will also teach the location and movement provided by the major muscle groups.

    • Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
    • Prerequisite: NA
    • Minimum Credit: 1
    • Maximum Credit: 2

    Physical Education II WIII (G08H01W3)

    The course includes intense weight training at a high tempo that will progressively increase in difficulty.  Included in this class will be power training exercises, stretching, calisthenics, running for speed development, stations to develop quickness, and plyometrics.  Proper techniques and safety will be emphasized to prevent injuries.  The course will also teach the location and movement provided by the major muscle groups.

    • Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
    • Prerequisite: NA
    • Minimum Credit: 1
    • Maximum Credit: 2