Learning Catalog

Personal Fitness (PE 1)

Personal Fitness (PE 1)

Credits .5

Competency Group Overview

Meets PE graduation requirement

Competencies

  • Application of Movement
    Student will demonstrate the ability to identify and apply health and performance movement patterns and understand the application of concepts that help to achieve and maintain a health enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
  • Fitness Responsibility
    Student will demonstrate understanding of individual responsibility in their personal and social behaviors to actively develop higher levels of fitness through physical competence in a variety of interactive activities to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
  • Movement Concepts
    Student will demonstrate the ability to identify and apply movement concepts, principles, strategies and tactics that are related to performance movement.
  • Movement Skills
    Student will demonstrate the ability to identify and apply motor skills and movement patterns that connect body and brain functions and understand the physical and cognitive impact of movement.

Pre-Requisites

Recommended for grades 9-12.

Status:

Open

Estimated Completion Time

1 segment / 16-18 weeks

Overview

In this Personal Fitness course, students are required to participate in weekly cardiovascular, flexibility and strength and endurance activities. Students who are unable to participate in such physical exercises will be unable to complete the requirements of this course.

Major Topics and Concepts

Module 1: Welcome Center

  • Tracking Your Stay
  • Wellville Information Bureau
  • Wellville City Limits
  • Wellville Locals
  • How Fit Are You?
  • Flexibility Training Principles
  • Bend and Stretch
  • Stretching Safely
  • Flexibility Workout Log
  • Check Out

Module 2: Rec Center

  • Tracking Your Stay
  • Welcome to the Rec Center
  • Health Risk Factors
  • Health vs. Skill Related Exercise
  • Warm Up/Cool Down
  • Common Injuries
  • Check Out

Module 3: Teen Center

  • Tracking Your Stay
  • Stress – A Fact of Life
  • Stress and Coping Strategies
  • Manage Your Stress
  • Goal Setting
  • You’re on Your Way
  • Check Out

Module 4: Health Club

  • Tracking Your Stay
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Monitoring the Heart
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • What is Cardiovascular Activity?
  • Principles of Cardiovascular Fitness
  • Cardiovascular Workout Log
  • Check Out

Module 5: Wellville Gym

  • Tracking Your Stay
  • Muscular Fitness Training
  • Safety Precautions
  • Your Muscular Fitness Program
  • Principles of Muscular Fitness
  • Muscular Fitness Workout Log
  • Check Out

Module 6: Wellville Cafe

  • Tracking Your Stay
  • Food and Its Relationship to Health
  • Evaluate Your Personal Menu
  • Food Labels and You
  • Wellville Water
  • Check Out

Module 7: Body Shop

  • Tracking Your Stay
  • How Are You Built?
  • What’s Inside Your Skin?
  • Input, Output and Calories
  • Weight: Keeping it Under Control
  • Eating and Weight Issues
  • Check Out

Module 8: Medical Center

  • Tracking Your Stay
  • Final Fitness Test
  • Varying Activities
  • Final Workout Logs
  • Final Exam

Career

Health Coach

Status:

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3-4 Weeks

Competency

Application of Movement:  Student will demonstrate the ability to identify and apply health and performance movement patterns and understand the application of concepts that help to achieve and maintain a health enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

Project

You are a health coach.   As the health coach you have been hired by a business to help improve employee wellness. You have been asked to create two brochures addressing a health condition and  injury.  In your brochures, you will  be providing guidance to your client’s employees on how to prevent this condition and injury.

 

Career

Personal Trainer

Status:

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3-4 Weeks

Competency

Fitness Responsibility:  Student will demonstrate understanding of individual responsibility in their personal and social behaviors to actively develop higher levels of fitness through physical competence in a variety of interactive activities to achieve a healthy lifestyle.

 

Project

You are a personal trainer  who has two new clients that have hired you to help them improve their overall healthy lifestyle.

As their personal trainer, you will create a custom fitness program designed for each client based on their current abilities and fitness levels.  This program will be designed to help your clients achieve physical competence by engaging in interactive activities that promote a healthy lifestyle in a safe and effective way.

Career

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Status:

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3-4 Weeks

Competency

Movement Concepts: Student will demonstrate the ability to identify and apply movement concepts, principles, strategies and tactics that are related to performance movement.

Project

You are a strength and conditioning coach for a sport of your choice. As the conditioning coach, you will be planning a preseason and postseason training plan.  The purpose of these plans are to improve the physical abilities of the athletes and increase their performance movement in the performance related components of fitness.

When planning the preseason and postseason plans, you will identify the performance related fitness components that are being addressed, explain the exercises that will be used to strengthen the performance related fitness components, and incorporate movement concepts and principles that will be used to assess the exercises being used to address the performance related fitness components.

Career

Group Fitness Instructor

Status:

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3-4 Weeks

Competency

Movement Skills: Student will demonstrate the ability to identify and apply motor skills and movement patterns that connect body and brain functions and understand the physical and cognitive impact of movement.

Project

You have been hired by a local gym as a group fitness instructor to design  a “new and exciting” class that is accessible to a variety of fitness levels to attract new members. The gym currently offers: Kickboxing, Spinning, Aquatic Aerobics, Boxing, Strength Training and Step Aerobics and would like to add a new class, such as Pilates, Pound, Ropes, or Barre, that focuses on a new set of skills and movement patterns to expand their clientele.

You have been asked to present your proposed new class to the owners of the gym, and upon their approval, you will lead this class.

Status:

Open

The Experiences Pathway allows students to demonstrate mastery of competencies and earn credit through experiences, such as internships, travel, service learning, entrepreneurship, or independent study. Students may elect to meet all competencies in a particular competency group (i.e., English 1 or Economics) or they can master  competencies in multiple discipline areas. Once a student enrolls, a VLACS instructor will work with the student to refine the Experience, identify the competencies that will be met, and determine products that will demonstrate mastery of each competency.

In Experiences students will:

  1. Use google drive.
  2. Meet weekly or every two weeks with their instructor.
  3. Secure an outside expert.
  4. Plan the experience prior to completing it. (Credit is not awarded for experiences completed prior to enrollment and completion of the planning process.)

Here is how to enroll in an Experience.

  1. Identify the course(s) that matches most closely with your Experience.
  2. Click “Enroll Now” from www.vlacs.org or from our learning catalog.
  3. From the enrollment page, navigate to the course that matches your Experience.
  4. Select all competencies that you hope to meet through your Experience. Do not worry if you are unsure of the exact competencies, they can be adjusted.
  5. Select the Experience bubble.
  6. If there are additional competencies from other discipline areas you hope to meet, enroll in these in the same manner.
  7. Your parent/guardian will receive an email asking for approval of your enrollment. This must be completed before we can assign you an instructor.
  8. You will receive a welcome email from your instructor within five days, given that space is available.

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 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 takes 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.

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