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Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

1 segment / 18 weeks

Overview

This course provides students with a basic understanding of fitness and nutrition. Students will learn about exercise safety, team and individual sports, nutrition, and the importance of staying active throughout their lifetime. Students conduct fitness assessments and participate in weekly physical activity.

Major Topics and Concepts

Course Introduction

Unit 1: Get Moving

  • 1.1 Fitness Assessment
  • 1.2 FITT Principles
  • 1.3 Movement and Motion

Unit 2: Safety and Injuries

  • 2.1 Exercise Safety
  • 2.2 Treating Injuries
  • 2.3 Exercising in Extreme Temperatures

Unit 3: Sports

  • 3.1 Game Strategy
  • 3.2 Team Sports
  • 3.3 Individual Sports
  • 3.4 Cross Training

Unit 4: Nutrition and Drugs

  • 4.1 MyPlate
  • 4.2 Dietary Guidelines
  • 4.3 Myths and Misconceptions
  • 4.4 Drugs and Exercise

Unit 5: Staying Active

  • 5.1 Post Assessment

Credits .5

Competencies

  • Fitness Testing
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of fitness testing by explaining fitness tests as assessments, describing FITT principles of exercise, and explaining body movements and motions.
  • Injury Prevention
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of injury prevention by describing exercise safety guidelines, explaining injury treatment, and explaining safe exercise in extreme temperatures.
  • Game Strategies
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of game strategies by explaining strategies in game play, describing types of game sports, describing types of individual sports, and explaining cross-training.
  • Effects of Nutrition and Drugs on Health
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the effects of nutrition and drugs on health by explaining MyPlate, explaining dietary guidelines, explaining misconceptions about diet and exercise, and explaining the effects of drugs on health and physical performance.

Pre-Requisites

Recommended for students in grades 6-8 who have completed Middle School Fitness Basics 1.

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