Physical Education/Health

The Physical Education department, which include PE, Health Education, Sports Medicine, and Team Sports, strives to promote and support the physical, intellectual, social and emotional development of our students. Our program is designed to assist students to make the connection between good health, physical activity and the quality of one’s life, thus empowering them to assume responsibility for personal choices, self-esteem, and fulfillment of their greatest potential.  

The faculty of this department includes four dedicated educators with a combined teaching and coaching experience of over 75 years, most of those years right here at Bishop McNamara. While striving to promote interest and participation in physical fitness, health and wellness, our educators hope to encourage autonomy which extends beyond the classroom into a lifelong involvement in personal well-being. 

Health Education

Health Education focuses on the development of positive behaviors, leading to improved health and the prevention of health problems. Units in Health Education cover such topics as mental health, nutrition, drug use, family life and human sexuality, and disease control. The importance of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification is stressed and the opportunity for CPR certification courses are open to students throughout the year. 

Physical Education

Physical Education and Team Sports classes provide the opportunity for students to experience different sports, develop skill acquisition, and to share that expertise with classmates. For more details about the courses offered, please see course descriptions in the Course Bulletin shown at left.

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine offers students the ability to work with teams, learning basic concepts of anatomy, the mechanism and prevention of injury, and the administration of athletic training. Additionally, students cover such topics as sports nutrition, drugs and supplements, as well as common illnesses and diseases typically seen by Certified Athletic Trainers (for complete information, go to Sports Medicine.)

Physical Education/Health Department Courses

Health
Physical Education I
Physical Education II
Sports Medicine
Team Sports

Department Contacts

Brenda Stephens
Physical Education/Health Department Chair
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Christine Bickel
Teacher
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Jessica Nash
Head Athletic Trainer
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Donald Perham
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Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
Fax: 301.735.0934
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