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Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

16-18 Weeks

Overview

This competency group may only be completed as a project or experience. Please select either the “Project” or “Experience” buttons above to see the description.

Major Topics and Concepts

Career

Peer Fitness Trainer

Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3-4 Weeks

Competency

Students will demonstrate an understanding of movement patterns by connecting movement skills to movement patterns and the health benefits of physical activity.

Project

You are a peer fitness trainer for your local fire station. You train firefighters on movement patterns and exercises that can be used to maintain fitness. You will make a video to demonstrate movement patterns and create a fitness plan for the firefighters. You will participate in fitness plan activities of your choice and explain the health benefits of movement.

Career

Assistant Athletic Coach

Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3-4 Weeks

Competency

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.

Project

You are an Assistant Athletic Coach at a college. You are tasked with creating an off-season fitness program for the team to use to stay fit during summer break. The goal of the plan is to maintain the athletes’ level of fitness. The movement activities in the off-season plan may be unrelated to the team sport. This poses a potential risk of injury. Because of this risk, the plan will need to include how to utilize movement strategies correctly and safely.

Career

Expedition Leader

Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3-4 Weeks

Competency

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.

Project

You are an expedition leader for a company that develops physically active travel adventures. You are responsible for designing a pre-travel fitness activities package for clients. This package will prepare travelers on the training principles and self-management skills needed for expedition activities. You will participate in the activities to develop your understanding of them. You can present your pre-travel fitness package in a style that may include video, audio, and/or text based information.

Career

Exercise Physiologist

Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3-4 Weeks

Competency

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.

Project

You are an exercise physiologist working at a large company. You have been asked to create a 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.

Status

Open

Experiences allow you to explore a career field you’re curious about while mastering competencies for school credit. Through experiential learning, you will learn skills and apply these skills to tasks you would complete as part of a career, rather than completing traditional assessments like essays or tests. During your experience, you’ll work with a professional in the field to support your learning. You’ll earn a badge for your accomplishments, which you can share on social media and higher education platforms, or with colleges, potential employers, peers, and/or colleagues to display your qualifications.

Here’s how experiences work:

  1. Each competency you work on is addressed through a separate deliverable predetermined by you and your instructor.
  2. Guided learning for each module consists of research and/or work with a professional in the field. Your instructor will coach you through this process.
  3. Each module culminates in a final demonstration of understanding, which includes a deliverable and a discussion-based assessment with your instructor.

Here’s an example:

Let’s say you’re curious about a career in healthcare. You decide you’d like to learn about this career area, make a professional connection, earn a badge and earn competencies for your 9th grade English requirement. While enrolled in English 1 Experiences, you conduct research to better understand language and structure in writing. Then, you work with an Occupational Therapist who helps you apply this understanding to the creation of an informational video. The video aims to advise the family members of patients regarding adaptive equipment and accommodations to help them support their family members as they go about their daily tasks. You’ve earned the Language and Structure in Writing competency! (This is just one example of the many ways experiences can bridge competencies to careers.)

*A parent/guardian permission form and background check of the outside expert are required for students to work with outside experts without parental supervision.

 

*Please have an idea for an outside expert in mind prior to enrollment or consult with our counseling department by emailing [email protected] prior to enrollment for support identifying one.

Credits .5

Competency Group Overview

Meets PE graduation requirement.

Competencies

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Pre-Requisites

None

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