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Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

1 segment / 18 weeks

Overview

This fitness course was designed to offer three modules of motivation to achieve a healthy lifestyle for teens. The modules Move Strong, Live Well, and Eat Healthy, guide students through 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 activities and a healthy mindset.

Major Topics and Concepts

Module 1: Move Strong
n Module 1, students learn why lifetime fitness starts now. They assess their current fitness level, set fitness goals, learn how to use training principles to reach them, and design and perform their own workout. Students complete at least 420 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity each week and submit two activity journals per module.
A pace plan
Lifetime fitness
Safety
Fitness tracking
Training and conditioning
Goal setting
Cardio-respiratory fitness
Flexibility
Full-body strength and endurance moves

Module 2: Live Well
In Module 2, students learn about a variety of different activities, including individual, dual, and team sports, recreation, and adventure. They explore integrity and norms for sportsmanship, purchasing equipment and accessories, and the importance of maintaining proper form and healthy sleep habits. Students complete at least 420 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity each week and submit two activity journals per module.
Healthy sleep habits
Individual and dual sports
Recreation and adventure sports
Strategy and integrity
Proper form
Equipment and accessories purchases
Accommodations for culture and disabilities

Module 3: Eat Healthy
In Module 3, students learn about how nutrition affects overall health and athletic performance. They explore nutrition and labeling through multiple interactive activities that help them understand the meaning behind various nutrition claims (low fat, low sugar, etc.). They also apply their knowledge to their own dietary choices and variations and plan meals accordingly. Students complete at least 420 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity each week and submit two activity journals per module.
Nutrition and labeling
Hydration
Vitamins and minerals
Meal planning
Dietary guidelines
GMOs and organic foods
Diet variations

Career

Peer Fitness Trainer

Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3-4 weeks

Competency

Movement Patterns: Student will demonstrate understanding and application of the connection between motor skills and movement patterns to activities that contribute to health related fitness and understand the benefits of physical activity.

 

 

Project

You are a Peer Fitness Trainer for your local fire station. You need to develop a training schedule and video that will improve the safety and performance of the firefighters. Along with creating a training program, you will participate in the activities in order to evaluate them and be able to explain their benefits.

Career

Recreation Program Director

Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3-4 weeks

Competency

Movement Strategies: Student will demonstrate understanding and application of the movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics in lifelong activities that contribute to skill related fitness.

Project

You are a Recreation Program Director at a community recreation center tasked with creating a multi-generational fitness program that families can participate in together to increase their level of fitness. As there will be people of all ages involved in this program, it will need to include lifelong activities and incorporate skill related fitness.

You will put this plan in a format that families can understand and follow. This can be a website, a brochure, magazine article, or another medium of your choice. The main purpose of this program will be to apply movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics to successfully create a clear and well rounded plan.

Career

Expedition Leader

Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3-4 weeks

Competency

Management of Movement: Student will demonstrate understanding and application of the self-management skills and training principles that contribute to a health related fitness lifestyle.

 

Project

You are an Expedition Leader for a company that develops physically challenging travel adventures. You are responsible for designing a pre-travel fitness package for clients. This package will be sent to clients who have registered for the expedition and will identify the training principles and self-management skills that they need in order to be prepared for the expedition.

As part of the development of the package, you will participate in the activities. This will allow you to develop your own understanding of the training principles and self-management skills. Your pre-travel fitness package could include video, audio, and/or text based information for your clients.

Career

Exercise Physiologist

Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3-4 weeks

Competency

Fitness Behaviors: Student will demonstrate understanding and application of the valuable relationship between promoting the physical health of self and others with engagement in lifelong fitness activities that convey responsible, respectful behaviors.

 

Project

You are an Exercise Physiologist working at a large company. You have been asked to a create wellness program for the company’s employees.

Your wellness program will promote lifelong fitness along with responsible and respectful behaviors in regards to physical activities. The wellness program will need to address individuals of different ages and physical needs as well as promote ongoing physical activity and a healthy lifestyle.

Career

Director of Dining Services

Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3-4 Weeks

Competency

Nutritional Needs: Students will demonstrate understanding of nutritional needs by accessing credible nutrition information and using it to plan meals, interpret food labels, and decipher their individual nutritional needs and values.

Project

You are a Director of Dining Services in charge of public affairs. Your job is to help promote a particular treatment or area of practice within the healthcare field that interests you. A vital part of this process will be to use effective written and verbal communication skills as well as listening skills for an organization of your choice. This could be a school, hospital, corporate office, senior living facility or something else. One of your responsibilities as the director of dining services is creating meal plans that are both delicious and nutritional.

You will interpret food labels to plan a daily menu of meals that meet the nutritional needs of your diners. Along with this, you will also provide diners with information about the nutritional value of the different meals so they can select a healthy choice for their own specific nutritional needs.

Status

Open

Experiences allow students to demonstrate mastery of competencies through various real-world or hands-on learning opportunities, such as travel, service learning, independent study, internships or entrepreneurship. During an experience, students elect to meet all or some of the competencies in a particular competency group (ie. English 1, Economics, Biology, …), as an alternative to taking the course. Each experience is customized to the student’s opportunity. The student works with a VLACS instructor to determine deliverables that demonstrate mastery of the competencies and secures an outside expert to enrich the experience.

In Experiences students will:

  1. Meet weekly with their instructor.
  2. Secure an outside expert.
  3. Plan the experience prior to completing it. Credit is not awarded for experiences completed prior to enrollment and completion of the planning process.
  4. For many experiences, spend time at a business or other location.

Types of Experiences:

Independent Study

By signing up for an independent study, you will be able to direct your own learning, identifying what you want to learn and how you will demonstrate that you have mastered your learning objectives.

Internship

Internships allow you to gain professional experience, make connections, and become familiar with a career while working on site with mentors and professionals in a career of your interest.

Travel

While travel can be a great experience for learning life lessons, it is also an excellent way to acquire the knowledge and skills that allow you to demonstrate mastery in a variety of competencies. The world is a classroom and travel experiences will connect your real-world experiences to the learning that you seek.

Service Learning

In-Service Learning, you collaborate with members of your community to address issues to improve your community. You will connect your service with discipline-specific content so that learning can take place through problem solving and collaboration.

Entrepreneurship

Starting your own business is a great way to learn. This type of experience allows you to engage in an entrepreneurial experience and receive credit for competencies you master through this experience.

Credits .5

Meets PE graduation requirement. Only Fitness Lifestyle Design Experience earns a badge.

Competencies

  • Movement Patterns
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of movement patterns by connecting movement skills to movement patterns and the health benefits of physical activity.
  • Movement Principles
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of movement principles by using movement strategies to develop a FITT plan to address strategies for improved performance during a physical activity.
  • Management of Movement
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the management of movement by explaining self management skills connected with achieving and maintaining health and performance related fitness.
  • Fitness Behaviors
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of fitness responsibility by explaining responsible and respectful behaviors that address the physical health of self and others in a variety of lifelong physical activities.
  • Nutritional Needs
    Students will demonstrate understanding of nutritional needs by accessing credible nutrition information and using it to plan meals, interpret food labels, and decipher their individual nutritional needs and values.

Pre-Requisites

Personal Fitness (VLACS course) or other Physical Education course from another school.

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