Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Department
- Graduation Requirements: 20 Credits
- All Freshman will have the option of taking Physical Education at 0 period or 7th period (10 credits)
- All Freshman are required to take Basic First Aid / Health Education (5 credits)
- Participation in interscholastic athletics, with the exception of badminton,may be applied to fulfilling H.P.E.R. graduation requirements with a maximum of 5 credits being allowed in a school year and a total of 15 such credits being allowed over a four-year period. Participation in club rugby (5 units per season, maximum of 5 units in a school year may also apply. These credits should appear on the student's transcript. Student should see their counselor with any questions by the end of the year of participation.
- After the freshman year, students may fulfill the remainder of their graduation requirements by enrolling in any of the available electives and/or interscholastic athletics. Because not all classes are available on an annual basis, students may be placed in an alternate PE class during scheduling.
- The Graduation Requirement (20 credits) may be completed in a number of different ways:
- Health Education (This 5-credit course is required of all students.)
- Elective courses (15 credits)
- Participation (15 credits maximum) on a DLS (CIF) interscholastic athletic team (as indicated in #4 & 5 above).
- Special Note: In rare cases when a student takes Jazz Band and Concert Marching Band during both Zero (0) and Seventh Periods (7th) for three years, the student can petition to the registrar with VPA and HPER approval to be exempt from Five (5) HPER credits.
- BYU online course (5 units). This should only be done for rare cases, as above, when a student cannot fit a PE class into his schedule due to AP class saturation.
The abbreviations P, H and AP are all UC/CSU approved courses
P = UC/CSU approved; H = Honors
AP = Advanced Placement
- First Aid/Health-P
- Fundamentals of Basketball
- Lifetime Fitness
- Physical Education
- Sports Medicine 1 - P
- Sports Medicine 2 - P
- Weight Training
First Aid/Health Education-P
REGISTRATION CODE: P102
STATUS: UC/CSU approved
LEVEL: 9th grade requirement
This course provides students with an introduction to the general ideas of health and fitness. Different physical systems (with emphasis on skeletal, muscular, digestive, and cardiovascular), how they function, and in what way our various actions will affect them are explored. The effects of proper nutrition, and the effects of drugs and alcohol on the overall person and body will be discussed. Another area of concern will be that of human reproduction, with an overview of AIDS and other STDs. Human health with a focus on our interaction with the environment and what problems it might pose will be explored.
Fundamentals of Basketball
REGISTRATION CODE: P238
LEVEL: 10th–12th grade
This is a course for the basketball enthusiast. Through participation in various basketball activities, students will develop basketball skills as well as knowledge of the rules and strategies of the game. Students will be challenged to examine their skills and come to a wider appreciation of the skills needed to participate effectively in the game of basketball.
REGISTRATION CODE: P241
LEVEL: 10th-12th grade
The purpose of this course is to expose the student to many different types of physical activitiy and exercise that are available throughout the lifetime. Many of the units in this class will differ from those taught in Physical Education and may include golf, bowling, bocce, indoor soccer, basketball, yoga, frisbee golf, softball and dodgeball. A significant portion of this course will be devoted to the development of the individual’s flexibility, strength and cardiovascular fitness level through weight training, aquatic / swimming and cardiorespiratory activities. At the conclusion of this course, the student will have been exposed to many different types of exercise avalailable to all ages that will help cultivate a life of physical health.
REGISTRATION CODE: P100
LEVEL: 9th-12th grade
The purpose of this course is to give the student an overall exposure to various forms of physical and recreational activities so that he can engage in a healthy lifestyle. Most of the activities in this course will be team oriented, with a smaller part of the course devoted to those activities that are performed individually. In addition to promoting a healthy lifestyle through sport and physical activity and providing a means with which to do so, skill development, game rules, strategy and teamwork will be the main concepts emphasized in this course. A significant portion of this course will be devoted to the development of the individual’s flexibility and cardiovascular fitness level.
Sports Medicine 1 - P
REGISTRATION CODE: P630
STATUS: UC/CSU Approved
CAMPUS: DLS /CHS
PREREQUISITES: Completion of Biology
LEVEL: 11th and 12th grade
Students will be introduced to the field of sports medicine with an emphasis in athletic training. The student will develop knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and anatomical terminology. Current techniques in the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries will be discussed. Specific topics include emergency care and procedures, injury identification, first aid, concussions, and referral and transportation of injured athletes. Students will also learn preventative taping techniques.
Sports Medicine 2 - P
REGISTRATION CODE: P631
STATUS: UC/CSU Approved
CAMPUS: DLS and CHS
PREREQUISITES: B in Sports Medicine 1 or instructor approval
LEVEL: 11th and 12th grade
This course is designed to build upon the foundation of anatomy and physiology learned in Sports Medicine 1 to encourage students to think critically regarding evaluation of injuries and the rehabilitation process. This class will give students hands on experience with injury prevention, evaluation and treatment. Students taking this course may be eligible for an after-school sports medicine practicum with the school's athletic teams.
REGISTRATION CODE: P247
LEVEL: 10th-12th Grade
Weight Training is designed for students of all levels of weight lifting experience. Course emphasis is placed on proper lifting techniques, learning and understanding weight room safety, learning and understanding various strength training exercises, matching and identifying muscle groups with corresponding lifts/exercises, discerning the strengths of different strength training exercises/programs, and becoming familiar with different pieces of weight room equipment. This course is open to any student interested in living a healthy lifestyle and improving or maintaining strength, power, and general cardiovascular fitness.