Fort Dodge Community School District

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Physical Education curriculum will focus on the importance of lifelong fitness.  Students are encouraged to exercise regularly throughout the year, hopefully engaging in a minimum of two hours of exercise per week.  All physically able students are required to participate in physical education activities for a minimum of one semester per year during their enrollment at Senior High.  Students may elect to enroll in additional activities during the year to earn elective credit.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 9-10 - 1 CREDIT - 9, 10  - Physical Education 9-10 will place an emphasis on physical fitness. Each student will be exposed to the use of heart monitors and technology to monitor fitness activities. Students will participate in a variety of team activities, which may include soccer, softball, volleyball, aquatics, pickle ball, touch football, basketball and other fitness activities. Physical Education 9-10 must be taken before other Physical Education classes, and all 9th graders are required to take Physical Education 9-10.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 11-12 - 1 CREDIT - 11, 12   -This class will focus on the development of beginning and intermediate skills to be used during activities. This class setting will continue to place emphasis on physical fitness and use of heart rate monitors and technology to monitor fitness activities. A variety of co-educational activities designed to promote good health and fitness, to develop recreational interests, and non-competitive activities are experienced. This includes, but is not limited to bowling, golf, ping pong, tennis, badminton, softball, volleyball, aquatics, recreational games, and power walking, etc.

OUTDOOR RECREATION & LEISURE - 2 CREDITS (BLOCKED FOR 2 PERIODS) - 11, 12  Requirement: Students must provide their own transportation to designated areas for class.  - This course is designed to expose students to the outdoor recreational opportunities within Webster County. Activities may include: Kayaking/Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Orienteering/Geocaching, Archery, Bicycling, Recreational Games, etc. Students will be expected to create a final report encompassing these activities.

WEIGHT TRAINING - 1 CREDIT - 10, 11, 12  - This is a course set up for the student to have the opportunity to develop and expand their weight training abilities. The class will encourage students to work within a program to develop physically and emotionally. Emphasis will be placed on weight training, but there will be portions dealing with flexibility and cardiovascular movements.

HALF-MARATHON/EVENT TRAINING - 2 CREDITS (BLOCKED FOR PERIODS ZERO THROUGH 1) - 10, 11, 12  Requirement: Students must provide own transportation to designated areas for class.   - The Half Marathon/Long Distance Training class will be offered during the first and third trimester of the year during first period. The goal of this class is to prepare each student both physical and mentally to finish a half-marathon. Periodic early morning runs may be required with this class. This class will count toward the P.E. requirement for grades 10, 11, and 12.

AEROBICS/PERSONAL FITNESS - 1 CREDIT - 10, 11, 12  Requirement: Students must provide their own transportation to designated areas for class.  - This course will provide students the opportunity to have rigorous daily cardiovascular workouts. Its content (Aerobics, Yoga, Pilates, Taebo, Insanity, etc.) will enable the students to learn and feel the benefits of working their upper and lower bodies.

LIFEGUARD TRAINING (American Red Cross) - 1 CREDIT - 9, 10, 11, 12  Prerequisite:  15 years old by the end of the course, tread water for 2 minutes using legs only, 500 yard swim using the front crawl, breast stroke and side stroke continuously, and submerge to a minimum depth of 7 feet, retrieve a 10 pound brick and return to surface.  Prerequisites must be met prior to enrolling in the class.    - To successfully pass and become an American Red Cross certified lifeguard a student must pass all skills tests and then score at least an eighty- percent on the written final. You will become certified in CPR for the Professional Rescuer, as well as First Aid. A student may fail Lifeguard Training and still receive Physical Education credit if all of the requirements for Physical Education class have been met. Students wishing to take subsequent classes must obtain instructor approval prior to registering for the class. There is a $35.00 American Red Cross Fee for the books and materials used in the class.

WALKING TO WELLNESS - 1 CREDIT - 10, 11, 12  Prerequisite: Instructor Recommendation and/or Approval  - This course is designed to provide students an opportunity to improve their lifelong fitness and well-being through fitness walking. Journaling and analysis of data will be a component of the class. Physical fitness assessments will occur throughout the semester to monitor individual student progress.  Course may include swimming, weight-training, yoga, and classes may leave campus.

ADAPTIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION - 1 CREDIT - 9, 10, 11, 12  - Enrollment in this course is based on a student’s Individualized Educational Plan.

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS - 1 CREDIT - 11, 12  Prerequisite: Instructor Recommendation and/or Approval  - This course is open to any senior student in good standing with the Physical Education department. Students are trained in assisting the Adaptive Physical Education class as a one-on-one aide. Students will apply these skills learned when working as a one-on-one aide for the Adaptive Physical Education class. The students will gain a better understanding of the need for cooperation and working together in terms of successful leadership.   

ICCC BODY STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION (PET-121) - 1 HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AND 2 SEMESTER HOURS COLLEGE CREDIT - 11, 12  - This course will provide a knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of the human body in relation to physical activity.  This is one of four courses that meet the requirements for the coaching authorization issued by the Iowa Department of Education.  Note: This course does not meet the Physical Education requirement for graduation.

ICCC TECHNIQUES AND THEORY OF COACHING (PEC-111) - 1 HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AND 2 SEMESTER HOURS COLLEGE CREDIT - 11, 12  - This course will provide a knowledge and understanding of the techniques and theory of coaching interscholastic athletics.  This is one of four courses that meet the requirements for the coaching authorization issued by the Iowa Department of Education. Note: This course does not meet the Physical Education requirement for graduation.

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