Department Head: Mr. Joe Heintz
Physical education courses are designed to increase the student’s awareness of the importance of physical activity in creating a healthy lifestyle. Students are encouraged through physical activity to increase their fitness level. Emphasis is placed not only on participation in team sports and exercise, but in increasing awareness and participation in lifetime sports and skills that will be available to them as adults. Students are required to complete a one-semester course in PE during their freshman year, as well as a one-semester course in Health, and a full-year PE course in the sophomore year. In addition to the two required courses, electives are offered in the 11th and 12th grade allowing students to schedule PE III-IV or Athletic PE.
HEALTH & P.E. I
During the first year of high school Physical Education, opportunities are provided for students to become involved in both individual and team based sports. The activities for the freshmen students may include: physical fitness, flag football, volleyball, track and field, and pickelball. The program shall be directed toward individual competency in skill, knowledge and attitude in these particular areas. Health Education provides adolescents with the knowledge, skills, and understanding necessary to function in ways that enhance their immediate and long-term health. Health education promotes the completion of the developmental tasks necessary to move from adolescence to adulthood in ways that enhance health. The students will develop and gain a health background that can be used throughout their entire lives. A TCHS PE uniform is required.
ATHLETIC PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH I
Athletic Physical Education and Health I course for those students participating in football, volleyball, basketball, softball, baseball, cheerleading or dance at Teurlings Catholic and combines the required half year study of Health with opportunities to develop and maintain a high level of fitness and conditioning. Students will participate in a program of weight-lifting, running, and selected drills designed to develop or enhance agility, speed, and quickness as well as overall conditioning while completing all classroom portions of the required state Health curriculum. Prerequisites: Student must be an active member of the football, basketball, volleyball, softball, baseball cheerleader or dance teams.
Physical Education II is designed to offer a variety of team and individual activities, as well as to provide an introduction to lifetime sports. This approach will hopefully enable the students to participate in some activity which he/she is likely to pursue as an adult, or enjoy as a leisure sport. Physical fitness is again included at this level. The activities and sports offered in this course are physical fitness, field hockey, tininkling, badminton, archery, and pickelball. Students must purchase a TCH physical education uniform. *Prerequisite: P.E. I/Health
This Physical Education class is designed for those students who are not participating in organized sports at TCH but who are interested in developing and maintaining an accelerated level of fitness. Strength-training, speed development, agility, and conditioning are emphasized as well as the study of lifetime sports. *Prerequisite: P.E. I & II
ATHLETIC PHYSICAL EDUCATION II/III/IV
Athletic Physical Education is an advanced physical education course for those students participating in football, volleyball, basketball, softball, baseball, cheerleading or dance at Teurlings Catholic and is designed to provide students with opportunities to develop and maintain a high level of fitness and conditioning. Students will participate in a year-long program of weight-lifting, running, and selected drills designed to develop or enhance agility, speed, and quickness as well as overall conditioning. Prerequisites: Completion of Health and Physical Education I and student must be an active member of the football, basketball, volleyball, softball, baseball, soccer, wrestling, cheerleader, or dance teams.
INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS MEDICINE
The course is designed to introduce the student to the basics of care and prevention of athletic injuries. In addition to classroom study of causes and treatments for athletic injuries, students will study nutrition, hydration, prevention of heat-related illnesses and other topics. *Prerequisite: P.E. I & II and completion of Biology I