Health & Physical Education (HPE)

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PPL1/2/3/4 - HEALTHY ACTIVE LIVING EDUCATION

This course equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities, students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that provide a foundation for active living.  Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively.  

PAF2/3/4 - PERSONAL FITNESS

This focus course emphasizes committed and enthusiastic participation in a variety of highly challenging physical activities that promote lifelong healthy active living and personal physical fitness.  Students learn movement skills, fitness training methods and principles, varied methods of improving and maintaining personal fitness and physical competence, safety and injury prevention. Students will set challenging personal fitness goals, develop communication and social skills and focus on achievement based personal fitness outcomes.

PLF4M1- RECREATION AND HEALTHY ACTIVE LIVING LEADERSHIP

This course enables students to explore the benefits of lifelong participation in active recreation and healthy leisure and to develop the leadership and coordinating skills needed to plan, organize, and safely implement recreational events and other activities related to healthy, active living. Students will also learn how to promote the benefits of healthy, active living to others through mentoring and assisting them in making informed decisions that enhance their well-being. The course will prepare students for university programs in physical education and health and kinesiology and for college and university programs in recreation and leisure management, fitness and health promotion, and fitness leadership.

PSK4U1 - KINESIOLOGY

This course focuses on the study of human movement and of systems, factors, and principles involved in human development. Students will learn about the effects of physical activity on health and performance, the evolution of physical activity and sport, and the physiological, psychological, and social factors that influence an individual’s participation in physical activity and sport.