Physical Education Courses
The following Physical Education courses are available to EHS students:
This course is designed to meet the special needs of some students that cannot be met in regular physical education classes. Individual activities will be designed to help students obtain the basic skills and understanding necessary to allow them to actively participate in the regular physical education program.
This course is designed to give freshmen a solid foundation in physical education skills and concepts. This course meets five days a week for the entire school year. The freshman core curriculum will emphasize the areas of personal fitness, team building, aquatics, and individual and team sports.
This course is designed to give sophomores physical education experiences through a core program of concepts and activities and life skills. This course meets five days a week for one semester. Emphasis will be on personal fitness, personal fitness plans, aquatics, team and individual sports, and life safety.
Junior Leaders P.E.
The purpose of this course is to teach students to be student leaders during their junior year in the physical education curriculum. This PE course will also expose students to career opportunities in the fields of physical education, health, the fitness industry and related professions. Students will be taught leadership skills, good citizenship skills, sports officiating, and fitness/wellness leadership strategies. Leaders in training will be actively engaged in all areas throughout the structure and function of movement. After completion of the course, students will serve as SENIOR STUDENT LEADERS in the physical education department.
Senior Leaders P.E.
The purpose of the course is to develop students’ leadership skills during their senior year in the physical education curriculum. This PE course will also expose students to career opportunities in the fields of physical education, health, the fitness industry and related professions. Students will be taught leadership skills, good citizenship skills, sports officiating, and fitness/wellness leadership strategies. Leaders will be actively engaged in all areas throughout the structure and function of movement.
Jr/Sr Body Sculp
This course introduces students to components of cardiovascular activity through aerobic movements. Students will address the principles of muscular strength and endurance through the use of free weights, toning exercises, body weight and circuit training. Core workouts, Yoga, Pilates, and dance fitness are introduced as part of this class as methods for students to increase flexibility, strength, cardiovascular endurance and balance. All exercises practiced in Body Sculpt are good for the brain and cognitive retention, but researchers believe the focused breathing practiced during yoga also pays off during mental tasks like learning and retaining information.
Jr/Sr Weight Training
This is a semester course that promotes total lifelong fitness, as well as assesses each student’s strength level and knowledge base so that an individual weight program can be designed for the student to follow on a weekly basis. Physical fitness will be assessed and students will participate in a cardiovascular training program to maintain or to improve physical fitness. All of the components and concepts of total fitness will be addressed to promote the students' ability to develop lifelong wellness goals.
Jr/Sr Team Sports
This semester course is designed with a strong emphasis on individual and team activities that encourage a lifetime of fitness, teamwork and activity through enjoyment in sport. Examples of activities include: flag football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, badminton, Pickleball, Ultimate Frisbee, tennis, and floor hockey.