Physical Education and Health

AEROB 045: Aerobics

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This course will help students achieve a health-enhancing level of physical fitness through aerobics. They will develop motor skills, learn about responsible personal and social behavior, and recognize the value of physical activity. Students will be required to engage in a fitness program with at least 45 days of activity spread across at most 24 weeks.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Note: You cannot complete this course in less than 15 weeks.

BOWL 041: Bowling

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At the conclusion of this course, students should attain an advanced-beginner skill level by learning the correct approach, delivery, and scoring techniques in bowling. This is a fun but demanding course that will require you to follow directions carefully for all your lessons. Access to a bowling alley and appropriate equipment is required. Students must submit scorecards from 15 games to receive credit.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study

FIT 041: Fitness For Living Well

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This course is designed to lay a foundation to help students live a healthy lifestyle. Selected scientifically based wellness principles will enable students to choose positive attitudes toward their whole selves and others, to live a physically active lifestyle, to eat wisely, to realize the importance of getting adequate rest, and to follow safety precautions for injury prevention. This course requires students to sustain efforts to improve their fitness and overall health over a period of several weeks.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Note: The Everyday Wellness Assignment requires tracking activity for 45 days.

FIT 045: Lifetime Weight Control

Lifetime Weight Control contains guidelines for healthy weight control, nutrition, diet, and exercise, as well as myths and facts about weight control. Students must engage in a five-week fitness program to receive credit.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study

FIT 049: Fitness for Sports and Recreation

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This course is an overall fitness training and nutrition course designed for students who are involved in either competitive or recreational sports such as football, soccer, swimming, cheerleading, track, snowboarding, rock climbing, etc. This fitness course is designed to help students achieve their maximum fitness level and increase strength and stamina to achieve peak competitive condition. Students will participate in several physical activities designed to increase fitness. Students must engage in a 13-week fitness program to receive credit. 

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study

GOLF 041: Golf

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This course includes instruction for proper golf grip, stance, backswing, downswing, follow-through, short game, putting, problem shots, proper club for fairway distance, rough, greens, sand traps, etc. It also instructs in golf terminology, rules, and etiquette and requires 45 holes of golf over three to four months. Students must submit scorecards from 5 games to receive credit. 

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Note: Students will need golf clubs, balls, tees, etc., and must have access to a golf course.

JOG 041: Jogging

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This course will help students achieve a health-enhancing level of physical fitness through jogging. They will develop motor skills, learn about responsible personal and social behavior, and recognize the value of physical activity. Students will be required to engage in a fitness program with at least 45 days of activity spread across at most 24 weeks.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study

Running

This course is appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and advanced runners and offers a variety of training schedules for each. In addition to reviewing the fundamental principles of fitness, students learn about goals and motivation, levels of training, running mechanics, safety and injury prevention, appropriate attire, running in the elements, good nutrition and hydration, and effective cross-training. While this course focuses mainly on running for fun and fitness, it also briefly explores the realm of competitive racing. Students conduct fitness assessments and participate in weekly physical activity.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study

SWIM 043: Intermediate Swimming

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This course will help students achieve a health-enhancing level of physical fitness through swimming. They will develop motor skills, learn about responsible personal and social behavior, and recognize the value of physical activity. Students will be required to engage in a fitness program with at least 45 days of activity spread across at least 15 weeks.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Note: Students must have access to a swimming pool. 

TEN 041: Tennis

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TEN 041 teaches the forehand, backhand, lob, serve, and other skills necessary to play tennis; written and unwritten rules of the game; and singles and doubles strategy. Access to appropriate equipment and a partner is required. Students must engage in a six-week fitness program to receive credit.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Required Materials:
    • Gould , Packet: Tennis Anyone?, Publ. BYU (Out of Print)( 2000, 9780767411639 ) $ 28.35 OR 9780700373918 PACKET Tennis Anyone? 6E (Ind Study) $46.00
    • Tennis racket, tennis balls, a partner (for for some activities)

WALK 041: Walking Fitness

This walking course guides students to become physically fit while simultaneously helping them set up a long-term fitness program. Students must engage in a walking fitness program for a minimum of 45 days to receive credit. Walking is the base element for many other activities and is an excellent foundation for expanded conditioning programs.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study

WTRNG 041: Weight Training

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This course will help students achieve a health-enhancing level of physical fitness through weight training. They will develop motor skills, learn about responsible personal and social behavior, and recognize the value of physical activity. Students will be required to engage in a fitness program with at least 45 days of activity spread across at least 15 weeks.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Required Materials: Access to a well-equipped weight room. 

Adaptive PE

This course allows for customized exercise requirements based on a student’s situation. In addition, students learn the basic skills and information needed to begin a personalized exercise program and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. Students research the benefits of physical activity and the techniques, principles, and guidelines of exercise to keep them safe and healthy.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Advanced PE 1 & 2

This two-semester course guides students through an in-depth examination of the effects of exercise on the body. Students learn how to exercise efficiently and properly. Basic anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology will serve as a foundation for students to build effective exercise programs. The study of nutrition and human behavior is also an integral part of the course. Students conduct fitness assessments and participate in weekly physical activity.

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  • Course Length: 2 Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Comprehensive PE

In this course, students will explore concepts involving personal fitness, team sports, dual sports, and individual and lifetime sports. Students will focus on health-related fitness as they set goals and develop a program to improve their fitness level through cardio, strength, and flexibility training. In addition, they will learn about biomechanics and movement concepts as they enhance their level of skill-related fitness. Students will learn about game play concepts and specifically investigate the rules, guidelines, and skills pertaining to soccer, softball, volleyball, tennis, walking and running, dance, and yoga. Students take a pre- and post-fitness assessment. Throughout this course, students also participate in a weekly fitness program involving elements of cardio, strength, and flexibility, as well as participating in a variety of dual, individual, and group sport activities.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Concepts in Fitness

This course examines basic concepts in fitness that are important for personal fitness, as well as necessary foundational information for any health or exercise career field. Areas of study include musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology, terms of movement, basic biomechanics, health-related components of fitness, FITT principles, functional fitness skills, safety and injury prevention, posture and technique, nutrition, and weight management.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Fitness Fundamentals I/II

I: This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and information needed to begin a personalized exercise program and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. Students participate in preand post-fitness assessments in which they measure and analyze their own levels of fitness based on the five components of physical fitness: muscular strength, endurance, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and body composition. In this course, students research the benefits of physical activity, as well as the techniques, principles, and guidelines of exercise to keep them safe and healthy. Throughout this course students participate in a weekly fitness program involving elements of cardio, strength, and flexibility. II: This course takes a more in-depth look at the five components of physical fitness touched on in Fitness Fundamentals I. This course allows students to discover new interests as they experiment with a variety of exercises in a non-competitive atmosphere. By targeting different areas of fitness, students increase their understanding of health habits and practices and improve their overall fitness level. Students take a pre- and post-fitness assessment. Throughout this course students also participate in a weekly fitness program involving elements of cardio, strength, and flexibility.

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  • Course Length: 2 Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Flexibility Training

This course focuses on the often-neglected fitness component of flexibility. Students establish their fitness level, set goals, and design their own flexibility training program. They study muscular anatomy and learn specific exercises to stretch each muscle or muscle group. Students focus on proper posture and technique while training. They also gain an understanding of how to apply the FITT principles to flexibility training. This course explores aspects of static, isometric, and dynamic stretching and also touches on aspects of yoga and Pilates. In addition, this course discusses good nutrition and effective cross-training. Students conduct fitness assessments and participate in weekly physical activity.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Group Sports

This course provides students with an overview of group sports. Students learn about a variety of sports and do an in-depth study of soccer, basketball, baseball/softball, and volleyball. Students learn not only the history, rules, and guidelines of each sport, but practice specific skills related to each sport. Students also learn about sportsmanship and teamwork. In addition, students study elements of personal fitness, goal setting, sport safety, and sports nutrition. Students conduct fitness assessments and participate in weekly physical activity.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Individual Sports

This course provides students with an overview of individual sports. Students learn about a variety of sports and do an in-depth study of martial arts, Pilates, fencing, hiking and orienteering, golf, gymnastics, dual volleyball, and tennis and other racquet sports. Students not only learn the history, rules, and guidelines of each sport, but also practice specific skills related to many of these sports. Students also learn the components of fitness, FITT principles, benefits of fitness, safety and technique, and good nutrition. Students conduct fitness assessments, set goals, and participate in weekly physical activity.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Strength Training

This course focuses on the fitness components of muscular strength and endurance. Students establish their fitness level, set goals, and design their own resistance training program. They study muscular anatomy and learn specific exercises to strengthen each muscle or muscle group. Students focus on proper posture and technique while training. They also gain an understanding of how to apply the FITT principles and other fundamental exercise principles, such as progression and overload and strength training. This course also discusses good nutrition and effective cross-training. Students take a pre- and post-fitness assessment. Students conduct fitness assessments and participate in weekly physical activity.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Walking Fitness

This course helps students establish a regular walking program for health and fitness. Walking is appropriate for students of all fitness levels and is a great way to maintain a moderately active lifestyle. In addition to reviewing fundamental principles of fitness, students learn about goals and motivation, levels of training, walking mechanics, safety and injury prevention, appropriate attire, walking in the elements, good nutrition and hydration, and effective cross-training. Students take a pre- and post-fitness assessment. Throughout this course students also participate in a weekly fitness program involving walking as well as elements of resistance training and flexibility.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Healthy Living

This course is designed to encourage students to make responsible, respectful, informed, and capable decisions about topics that affect the well-being of themselves and others. The course provides students with targeted and pertinent information, which they can utilize to develop healthy attitudes and behavior patterns. Critical thinking and decision-making skills are taught and practiced throughout the course, as students are encouraged to recognize that they have the power to choose healthy behaviors in order to reduce risks. Areas to be explored include: making responsible decisions; communicating effectively; mental & emotional health; building self-esteem; adolescence relationships & responsibilities; drugs, alcohol and tobacco; human sexuality; families & family relationships; preventing abuse & violence; and peer pressure.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity 

Exercise Science

This course guides students through an in-depth examination of the effects of exercise on the body. Students learn how to exercise efficiently and properly and how to motivate themselves and others. Basic anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology will serve as a foundation for students to build effective exercise programs. The study of nutrition and human behavior is also an integral part of the course to enhance the student comprehension of this multifaceted subject.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Drugs and Alcohol

This course delves into the types and effects of drugs, including alcohol, tobacco, steroids, over-the-counter drugs, marijuana, barbiturates, stimulants, narcotics, and hallucinogens. Students learn about the physiological and psychological effects of drugs, as well as the rules, laws, and regulations surrounding them. The difference between appropriate and inappropriate drug use will also be discussed. In addition, students will learn about coping strategies, healthy behaviors, and refusal skills to help them avoid and prevent substance abuse, as well as available resources where they can seek help.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

HLTH 045: Drug Use and Abuse

This course helps students understand why people use drugs, how they use them, and what types of drugs are commonly abused. Because drugs can affect all of us, Drug Use and Abuse raises awareness about drug use and abuse.

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  • Course Length: 1 Term (1/2 semester)
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study

HLTH 043: Eating Disorders and Basic Nutrition

This course covers eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, various weight-related diseases, and principles of proper nutrition and physical activity. It also compares optimum weight and nutrition to eating disorders.

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  • Course Length: 1 Term (1/2 semester)
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study

Nutrition and Wellness

This course takes students through a comprehensive study of nutritional principles and guidelines. Students learn about worldwide views of nutrition, essential nutrient requirements, physiological processes, food labeling, weight management, healthy food choices, fitness, diet-related diseases and disorders, food handling, healthy cooking, nutrition for different populations, and more. Students gain important knowledge and skills to aid them in attaining and maintaining a healthy and nutritious lifestyle.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

HLTH 041/042: Health Education

HLTH 041: This is a comprehensive health course, covering topics of mental and emotional health, nutrition and physical activity, social health and relationships, sexual health, personal health and disease, substances and abuse, and injury prevention and safety. HLTH 042: This course covers developing healthy sun exposure habits, acquiring knowledge and skills to practice healthy habits that prevent and/or control disease, learning positive tactics to avoid drug use, and learning healthy eating strategies. Due to the sensitive nature of some of the topics discussed in this course, we invite parents and legal guardians to review the course content and discuss with the student their values in relation to the content. Likewise, we invite students to discuss with a parent or legal guardian any questions or concerns they have about these topics.

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  • Course Length: 2 Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study

OCCUP 041: Preparing for Health Occupations

This health occupations course gives an overview of the different areas associated with health sciences and health technology. It covers health-care systems and trends, careers, ethics, terminology and basic anatomy, diversity, nutrition, job-seeking skills, and resume writing. This course is a preparatory class for students who are interested in a profession as a health-care worker. In addition, it is good preparation for anyone interested in working in the medical field, public health, safety, etc.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study  

Intro to Coaching

This course focuses on the various responsibilities of a coach and the skills needed to successfully fill this important position. Throughout the course, students will explore various coaching models and leadership styles, sports nutrition, and sports psychology, as well as safety in conditioning and cross-training. Students will learn effective communication, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. The course will also introduce students to game strategy, tactical strategy, skills-based training, and coaching ethics.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Personal Training

This course examines the role and responsibilities of a personal trainer. Students will learn the steps to become a personal trainer, including performing fitness assessments, designing safe and effective workouts, and proper nutrition principles. Concepts of communication and motivation will be discussed, as well as exercise modifications and adaptations for special populations. Students will also examine certification requirements, business and marketing procedures, and concerns about liability and ethics. In addition, throughout the course students will be able to explore various exercises, equipment, and tools that can be used for successful personal training.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Sports Officiating

In this course, students will learn the rules, game play, and guidelines for a variety of sports, including soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, and football. In addition, they will learn the officiating calls and hand signals for each sport, as well as the role a sport official plays in maintaining fair play.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity