Physical Education Department

The Physical Education program is designed to reflect the philosophy of Pius X High School and the physical education profession as expressed by these purposes:
 
  1. Enhance his/her physical fitness and further develop basic movement skills.
  2. To become a knowledgeable participant and/or spectator for the wholesome use of leisure time.
  3. Participate in class, intramural, and interscholastic physical activities.
  4. Gain an understanding of the desirable qualities of citizenship, sportsmanship, leadership, and decision-making through organized physical education activities.

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Students climb stairs in Physical Education class at Pius X High School

Course Offerings

Only one physical education class may be taken in a semester.

Girls Physical Education and Health

Boys Physical Education and Health

Strength and Performance

Boys Fitness, Recreation and Sport

Girls Fitness Recreation and Sport

Lifetime Sports and Introduction to Officiating *New in 2018-19

Physical Education Teachers

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. 26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. 27 No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.

Key Purposes in Physical Education

1

In order to better maintain a physically healthy body for significant living in today’s society, the student will further enhance his/her physical fitness (strength, cardiac-respiratory endurance, motor efficiencies,coordination, and flexibility) and further develop basic movement skills.

2

To become a knowledgeable participant and/or spectator for the wholesome use of leisure time. The student will learn and understand the related rules and guidelines, skills, strategy, and safety factors for a variety of team sports and individual activities.

3

In order to contribute to one’s individual potential for emotional maturity and stability so that they may achieve satisfaction in life, a student will be provided with opportunities to participate in class, intramural,and interscholastic physical activities.

 

4

To further develop one’s social attributes in their relationship with others as a contributing member of society, the student will have the opportunities to gain an understanding of the desirable qualities of citizenship, sportsmanship, leadership, and decision-making through organized physical education activities.

Course Descriptions

GIRLS PHYSICAL EDUCATION & HEALTH – 9 – (Yr. – 10 credits)

Girls Physical Education teaches rules, regulations, skills, strategies and safety factors for the following team sports: soccer, flag football, indoor hockey and softball. A physical fitness unit and aerobics will also be involved in Physical Education. In Health, the primary emphasis will be improving the student’s condition of health by giving the student the knowledge needed to develop positive health habits. Throughout the course, students will process information needed to assume responsibility for their own health. The areas of first aid, alcohol, drugs, chemical abuse, smoking, nutrition, exercise, and social disease will be covered.

BOYS PHYSICAL EDUCATION & HEALTH – 9 – (Yr. – 10 credits)

In this course, students learn and participate in exercises for endurance, agility, and coordination and are introduced to weight training, tumbling, wrestling, badminton, and team sports. Good health and safety practices are stressed. In Health, the primary emphasis will be improving the student’s condition of health by giving the student the knowledge needed to develop positive health habits. Throughout the course, students will process information needed to assume responsibility for their own health. The areas of first aid, alcohol, drugs, chemical abuse, smoking, nutrition, exercise, and social disease will be covered.

STRENGTH AND PERFORMANCE SEM. 1-2 (BOYS/GIRLS) – 10, 11, 12 – (Sem. – 5 credits)

Weight Training skills and fitness are developed through stretching, running and lifting. Emphasis is placed on lifting to enhance athletic abilities and participation. The class meets 5 days per week.

BOYS FITNESS, RECREATION, AND SPORT – 10, 11, 12

In this course, students learn the value and importance of conditioning and fitness, developed through cardiovascular activities such as jogging, interval training, and jumping rope, along with other aerobic training methods. Strength training is achieved by doing body weight and core activity as well as resistance bands, medicine balls, and free-weights. Recreational, team, and individual sports are used to reinforce conditioning and fitness along with continuing the skill development of working with others and achieving individual and group success.

GIRLS FITNESS, RECREATION, AND SPORT – 10, 11, 12

In this course, students learn the value and importance of conditioning and fitness, developed through cardiovascular activities such as jogging, interval training, and jumping rope, along with other aerobic training methods. Strength training is achieved by doing body weight and core activity as well as resistance bands, medicine balls, and free-weights. Recreational, team, and individual sports are used to reinforce conditioning and fitness along with continuing the skill development of working with others and achieving individual and group success.

LIFETIME SPORTS AND INTRODUCTION TO OFFICIATING – 11, 12

In this course, students will be given the opportunity to participate in lifetime activities such as tennis, pickleball, badminton, Frisbee golf, etc. In addition, an emphasis will be placed on learning the rules and regulations of certain sports such as flag football, volleyball, basketball, softball, baseball, etc., with a component of officiating live competitions. This course will NOT meet the Physical Education elective requirement.