Our purpose in Physical Education is to promote lifelong learning in both the cognitive and physical domains. By motivation and encouragement, students will be introduced to a life of self-improvement and wellness. We strive to build positive self-esteem by teaching communication, cooperation and decision-making skills. These valuable life lessons will prepare students physically and mentally. Our philosophy is to encourage students to be active and fit in the moment and more importantly, to teach concepts, strategies and skills that allow students to be active for a lifetime. Freshman Level: Required units for freshmen are fitness, group dynamics, and swimming. Other units of instruction may include: nutrition, basketball, badminton, volleyball, gymnastics, dance, weight training, wrestling, soccer, pickle ball, flag football, track and field, and softball. Sophomore Level: Sophomore level is a fitness based curriculum to introduce, apply and practice fitness based concepts. The required units are fitness, group dynamics, and swimming. Other units may include: cardiovascular fitness, nutrition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, body composition, and various wellness concepts. Junior/Senior Level: This level continues focus on fitness concepts with an emphasis on overall wellness. Students will develop, apply and practice concepts to improve fitness levels. Students have a choice of the following year long courses that will enhance individual wellness: Strength and Conditioning, Adventure Education, Yoga, Stay Fit for Life, Dance, Advanced Basketball, Advanced Soccer, and Aquatics.
Physical Education Department Office: Room 40
Department Phone: 847-755-2776
Department Chair Phone: 224-653-2376