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 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 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.)
Team sports is a one semester course to broaden the students' understanding and enjoyment of team sports. Students participate in four team sports (basketball, football, speedball, volleyball, soccer, lacrosse, floor hockey and softball) as well as taking skills tests, giving reports and taking written exams.