Personal Fitness (PE 1) - VLACS
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Status

Closed

Estimated Completion Time

1 segment / 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

Waitlist

Estimated Completion Time

3-4 Weeks

Competency

Application of Movement:  Students will demonstrate an understanding of the application of movement by explaining proper movement techniques associated with exercises addressing the health and performance elements of fitness.

Project

You are a health coach, and you have been hired by a business to help improve employee wellness. You have been asked to create a brochure to address a specific health condition and an injury that could occur at the workplace. In your brochure, you will be providing guidance to the employees at the business on how to prevent the specific condition and injury.

 

Career

Personal Trainer

Status

Waitlist

Estimated Completion Time

3-4 Weeks

Competency

Fitness Responsibility:  Students will demonstrate an understanding of Fitness Assessments by incorporating personal and social behaviors into their fitness goals and plans.

 

Project

You are a personal trainer, and you have 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 that is tailored to the client’s 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

Waitlist

Estimated Completion Time

3-4 Weeks

Competency

Movement Concepts: Students will demonstrate an understanding of movement concepts by connecting movement concepts to tactics for improved performance during a physical activity.

Project

You are a strength and conditioning coach, and you are making a preseason and postseason training plan for an athlete. The plans are designed to improve physical ability and to increase the performance of athletes. You will test the exercises in the plans you make and log your observations in order to determine how effective the plans will be. The plans will describe the movement concepts and tactics that are involved with exercises that an athlete will need to focus on during preseason and postseason. You will assign the plan to an athlete and review it with them.

Career

Fitness Instructor

Status

Waitlist

Estimated Completion Time

3-4 Weeks

Competency

Movement Skills: Students will demonstrate an understanding of movement skills by connecting movement skills to movement patterns and the physical and cognitive benefits of movement.

Project

You are a fitness instructor at a gym. The gym currently offers: kickboxing, spinning, aerobics, boxing, strength training, and would like to add a new class that focuses on a new set of skills and movement patterns to expand their clientele, such as pilates, pound, ropes, or barre. You have been asked to design a class that is accessible to a variety of fitness levels to attract new members. You will present your proposed new class to the owners of the gym, and upon their approval, you will lead this class.

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

Competency Group Overview

Meets PE graduation requirement

Competencies

  • Application of Movement
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the application of movement by explaining proper movement techniques associated with exercises addressing the health and performance elements of fitness.
  • Fitness Responsibility
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of fitness responsibility by incorporating personal and social behaviors into their fitness goals and plans.
  • Movement Concepts
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of movement concepts by connecting movement concepts to tactics for improved performance during a physical activity.
  • Movement Skills
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of movement skills by connecting movement skills to movement patterns and the physical and cognitive benefits of movement.

Pre-Requisites

Recommended for grades 9-12.

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