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Health and Physical Education

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PPL1O
Healthy Active Living Education, Grade 9, Open
 
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.
Prerequisite: None
 
PPL2O
Healthy Active Living Education, Grade 10, Open
This course enables students to further develop 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.
Prerequisite: None
 
PPL3O
Healthy Active Living Education, Grade 11, Open
This course enables students to further develop 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 and exposure to a broader range of activity settings, students enhance their movement competence, personal fitness, and confidence. 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.
Prerequisite: None
 
PPZ3C
Health for Life, Grade 11, College Preparation
This course enables students to examine the factors that influence their own health practices and behaviours as well as those factors that contribute to the development of healthy communities. It emphasizes the concept of wellness, which addresses all aspects of well-being – physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual and social – and promotes healthy eating, physical activity, and building and maintaining a positive sense of self. Students will develop the skills necessary to make healthy choices and create a personal wellness plan. They will also design initiatives that encourage others to lead healthy, active lives. The course prepares students for college programs in health sciences, fitness, wellness, and health promotion.
Prerequisite: None
 
PPL4O
Healthy Active Living Education, Grade 12, Open
This course enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices. It places special emphasis on how students can maintain the habits of healthy, active living throughout their lives as they make the transition to adulthood and independent living. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities in a variety of settings, students can enhance their movement competence, personal fitness, and confidence. 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. 
Prerequisite: None
 
PSK4U
Exercise Science, Grade 12, University Preparation
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. The course prepares students for university programs in physical education and health, kinesiology, health sciences, health studies, recreation, and sports administration.
Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 university or university/college preparation course in science, or any Grade 11 or 12 course in health and physical education.
 
PLH4M
Recreation and Healthy Active Living Leadership, Grade 12,  University/College Preparation

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.
Prerequisite: Any health and physical education course
 
Physical Education Focus Courses for Grades 10 to 12 are as follows:
PAF  Healthy Living and Personal and Fitness Activities
PAQ  Healthy Living and Aquatic Activities
PAL   Healthy Living and Large Group Activities
PAR  Healthy Living and Rhythm and Movement Activities
PAI    Healthy Living and Individual and Small Group Activities
PAD  Healthy Living and Outdoor Activities

PAD
This coed, group-oriented course takes place primarily within ‘the outdoor classroom’ (on/around the school grounds, local Outdoor Education centres and extended field trips) as well as within the conventional classroom, and challenges students to learn by doing.
Guided by Outdoor Education’s ‘3 Rs’ (Respect, Relatedness and Responsibility) students will be expected to explore and demonstrate appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes within three interconnected themes:
the Outdoor Skills necessary for safe, comfortable outdoor experiences in all seasons
the Personal and Group Development ("Team Building") skills of Adventure Education which stress understanding, respect and appreciation for self and others
the Environmental Understandings which acknowledge the importance of all living things and an understanding of the basic ecological processes which are necessary to sustain all life on this planet
The specific learning expectations of the Outdoor Activities courses outline the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate from the Healthy Active Living courses at the same grade level but with a focus on Outdoor Activities.
Please note that students may take more than one Healthy
Active Living Education course for credit at all grade levels.