Full course description
Physical Education, Second Semester focuses on the Physical Activity Knowledge topics of Skill Related Fitness, Safety Training, Team and Individual Sports, and Personal Responsibility. You will learn about the different components of Skill Related Fitness, and about fundamental elements of safety, such as protective equipment, weather-related safety, injury prevention, hydration, and risk assessment. Team-sport related topics sport history/development, rules (for volleyball, basketball, softball), fitness, etiquette, and career pathways will be covered. Topics related to Individual Sports include rules and history of sports like pickleball, tennis, and badminton. The course ends with Personal and Social Responsibility, covering issues like safety, behavior, and sportsmanship.
The course includes a required text, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain. The book can be accessed via Perusall, an online application designed for student interaction and text annotation. There is a required charge of $9.99 (as of July 2022) for access to the book, payable by credit card, within the Perusall app.
This general education course is designed for high-school freshman or higher and fulfills the second half of the "Physical Education" requirement for all Indiana approved high school diploma-granting programs.
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The course assumes that students have completed Physical Education, First Semester. This is not absolutely required, but strongly preferred.
The following textbook is required for this course:
Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, John J. Ratey, MD with Eric Hagerman, from Little, Brown Spark. ISBN-13: 978-0316113519
(This book will be accessed online for an approximately $10 fee. No physical textbook needs to be purchased.)
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