The Physical Education Department believes that physical education is a necessary part of a total education program. The aim of the Heritage Woods PE program is to expose students to a variety of experiences that encourage students to enjoy and value physical activity and its effect on lifelong health and well-being. Through the participation in individual and dual activities, alternative environment activities, team games, gymnastics, and dance, students will develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to incorporate physical activity into regular routines and leisure pursuits in order to live an active healthy lifestyle.
This course will provide an opportunity for students to develop their skills, knowledge and attitude in a wide variety of physical activities. Students will participate in team, individual and partner activities that will foster fitness, teamwork, cooperation, social responsibility, and sportsmanship. When appropriate, team teaching will occur.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to further develop their skills, knowledge, and attitude in a wide variety of physical activities. Students will participate in a variety of team, individual, and partner activities that emphasize lifelong fitness, and the importance of adopting an active healthy lifestyle. Students will be given an opportunity to choose some of the activities they participate in.
PE 11 (Team Games)
This course will have an emphasis on team games and team sports. Students will participate in the following units: basketball, soccer, touch rugby, flag football, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, handball, floor hockey, lacrosse, softball and minor games. These units will emphasize a higher level of skill development, team strategy and competition.
PE 11 (Recreational Activities)
This course emphasizes the development of an appreciation for lifelong recreational activities and sports. Students will participate in the following major units: badminton, tennis, weight training, volleyball, ultimate Frisbee, soccer and softball. Other activities may include trail running, hiking, biking, aerobics, yoga, curling, archery, table tennis and optional activities such as golf, bowling, canoeing,skating, rock climbing, go-karting, and swimming.
PE 11 and SS 11 (Linear)
This year long course will have class every other day. It is designed for those students who wish to take a class to meet the new ministry graduation requirements of 150 minutes of mandatory Physical Activity a week. If you think you may have difficulty meeting and recording the data for this graduation requirement, having linear PE and Social Studies in your timetable is advised. Students will participate in the following major units: badminton, swing, tennis, weight training, volleyball, ultimate Frisbee, soccer and softball. Other activities may include archery, table tennis, and optional activities such as golf, bowling, tubing, laser tag, gymnastics, skating, rock climbing, curling, and swimming. This course will be run back to back with Socials 11 all year long.
PE 12 (Multi-sport)
This co-educational course is designed to offer students the opportunity to further their expertise in the activities introduced in Physical Education 11 as well as to explore additional unique experiences. Emphasis is on the development of recreational pursuits and lifetime skills. Trips to local facilities and First Aid certification will be part of this course. This course would be an asset to students interested in a career in Recreation or Physical Education, but would also be of interest to students who like a variety of activities and are interested in personal fitness. Students who complete this course with a grade of C+ or better will receive dual credit for SPSC 1163 towards Douglas College’s Bachelor of Physical Education Program.
Fitness 9 Co-Ed
This course is an introduction to fitness that focuses on total body conditioning. Students will be introduced to a variety of training programs. Activities include weight training, as well as running, hiking, plyometrics, medicine ball training, swimming, combative games, martial arts, yoga, aerobics, weight training, circuit training, and some team games. Classroom sessions will supplement the training sessions with valuable health and fitness information on topics such as the principles of fitness, nutrition, muscular, skeletal, and cardiovascular systems, weight room safety, body image, and the risk of steroids.
Weight Training 10 Co-Ed (B/AA)
This course will help prepare students to lead active and healthy lifestyles now and after they leave high school. Weight training as a lifetime sport or activity is the main focus. Students will improve muscle function, muscular endurance, balance, coordination, speed and agility. This class will help build a strong, healthy, attractive body that will build confidence and provide opportunities for success. Students will learn how to utilize calories better, perform athletically, and reduce their risk of injury. Students will increase muscle strength, power and force. They will increase their lean body weight, decrease body fat, and increase strength of connective tissue while increasing muscular endurance. Students will develop increased body awareness, positive body image, and increased self-confidence.
Fitness 11 Co-Ed / Fitness 12 Co-Ed (B/AA)
This course is designed for students who are motivated to significantly improve their muscular strength and / or endurance. Students should expect to be in the weight room at least three times a week. Other fitness activities will include running, hiking, minor games, plyometrics, adn team games. Classroom sessions will supplement the training sessions with valuable health and fitness information on such topics as nutrition for athletes, anatomy and physiology program designs and the risks of using steroids.
Fitness 9W / Fitness 11W (Fitness for Women) (B/AA)
This course is designed to encourage both active and non-active teenage girls to participate in a wide variety of fun-filled, supportive fitness and recreational activities. It will focus on developing personal fitness as well as positive self esteem. Although considerable time will be devoted to training with weights, many other training programs will be utilized. Throughout the course, students will have opportunities to better understand issues that are often specific to women such as self esteem, body image, eating disorders, gender equity in sports and facts relating to women in sports.
Fitness 11A / Fitness 12A (Agility Training) (B/AA)
This course is designed for athletes who wish to develop sport specific fitness and skills. Students will focus on a wide variety of advanced conditioning programs such as plyometrics, interval training, running, and weight training as they relate to basketball and volleyball. Specific physical components of the course will include an emphasis on speed, agility and quickness. Special emphasis will be placed on developing individual programs that best meet the student’s needs. This course is open to grade 10, 11 and 12 student athletes. This course will take place each morning in semester I from 7:15 – 8:30.