Health Opportunities through Physical Education (HOPE)

Pre-Requisites: None Estimated
Credits: 1.0
Estimated Completion Time: 2 segments / 32-36 weeks


We "HOPE" that by the end of this course you will have experienced first-hand the many benefits of regular physical activity, proper nutrition, and sound decision making! As you get started in this course you will assess your current physical condition and define personal goals. You will apply fitness training principles to your workouts to enhance your improvement in health-related and skill-related areas of fitness. You will maintain a workout log to track your physical activity each week and assess your progress towards meeting your goals. Additional course topics will challenge you to be an educated consumer, manage stress, choose nutritious foods, make healthy lifestyle choices, be an effective member of a team, and influence others in your community in a positive way. Projects you complete will challenge you to seek solutions for issues facing teens in today’s culture. The healthy choices you make today will impact you for a lifetime. We "HOPE" you will come join us!

Major Topics and Concepts

Segment 1:

Application of Fitness and Health Concepts
Physical Activity Safety Precautions
Mental and Emotional Health
Stress Management
Coping Skills
Eating Disorders
Analyzing Consumer Information
Consumer Responsibilities
Personal Economic Skills
Principles of Cardiovascular Fitness
Cardiovascular System
Cardiovascular Activities
Monitoring the Heart
Target Heart Range
Health Risk and Safety Factors
Health & Skill Related Fitness
Technology Applications in Health

Segment 2:

Body Composition
Muscular Strength and Endurance
Community Health
Disease Prevention and Control
Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco
Teenage Pregnancy
Communication Skills
Decision Making
Interpersonal Communication
Technology Applications in Health

Grading Policy

Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and to evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of self-checks, collaboration activities, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, essays, discussion based assessments, work out logs and discussions. Instructors evaluate progress and provide interventions through the variety of assessments built into a course, as well as through contact with the student in other venues. Students are required to take CPR instruction outside of the course that may require an additional fee.

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