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Two Semesters Prerequisite: None
Physical education is a critical component in the overall education of the total person. This class will expose the student to a variety of different sports and allow him to practice the biblical principles of working hard, being honest, loving his neighbor and exhibiting self-control. It is a class that allows the student to glorify God in competition while challenging him physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. Health topics include physical, mental, social, and spiritual health. As Christians we believe that our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and should be maintained in optimum condition. tion.
Two Semesters Prerequisites: Tryout and minimum 2.75 GPA
Dance Team members are selected following tryouts in the spring and are automatically registered for this class for the upcoming school year. The Dance Team performs with the cheerleaders at pep rallies, football games, basketball games, and various other sporting events. The Dance Team will perform sideline cheers and dances, and technique-based dance routines, with more intricate choreography and incorporating skills like turns, leaps, and kicks. Practices will be held primarily during the school day. Summer commitments include learning cheers and sideline dances through video, one to two weeks of practice, and participation in summer dance camp. Dance experience required.
Two Semesters Prerequisite: One year of PE and Health, Girls only
This course is designed to provide a second year of physical education for students needing to meet state graduation requirements who are not participating in Berean athletics or other PE courses.
Prerequisite: One year of PE and Health
This course is designed for boys who have little or no experience in weight training and would like to learn more about this form of conditioning as well as participate in a variety of sports. Technique and development will be stressed during weight training along with conditioning. Students will have the opportunity to develop physically in the areas of flexibility, agility, and cardiovascular fitness. Time will be split between the weight room, gym, and turf field. In addition to weight training, students will learn the history, rules, and development of a variety of sports.
Prerequisite: Weights and Conditioning; Teacher approval
This is an elective course for boys designed to assist them in improving their strength, size, and speed; prior experience in weight training is a prerequisite to taking this course. This course will use a standard lifting program consisting of core and Olympic lifts. In addition, students should expect to perform several other lifts and techniques which will help improve their overall physical fitness. This course will also include core and speed training as well as some distance running.
Open to 10th and 11th grade boys; required for 10th and 11th grade football players
This will be an advanced weights and conditioning class with an emphasis on football strategies, techniques, film and in-season lifts during the football season. Workouts for multi-sport athletes will be adjusted to be sport specific each season.
Open to both male and female students
This course is for student athletes who wish to enhance their basketball skills as well as knowledge of the game. Units covered will include skills training, proper nutrition, building core strength, and weight training. Students need not be on a basketball team in order to participate, nor do they need to take the class in order to try out for the school teams.
Prerequisite: Tryouts and a minimum 2.75 GPA
Cheerleaders are selected following tryouts in the spring and are automatically registered for this class for the upcoming school year. The time commitment for cheerleading is extensive, and all girls selected must be willing to commit themselves whole heartedly to the team. The girls begin practicing in June and continue throughout the summer. Each member of the squad is required to attend the annual cheer camp in the summer; this is a mandatory event. The primary goal of cheerleading is to promote school spirit by supporting and serving all our sports teams. Students are responsible for additional costs.
Prerequisite: One year of PE and Health; Priority will be given to upperclassmen
This course is designed to connect the instruction of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and English to concepts in athletic training and allied health professions. Students will learn medical terminology, first aid, how to tape and wrap injuries, etc. The curriculum will include guest speakers and the opportunity to cover a variety of athletic events for hands-on experience. Students will be encouraged to view athletic training as means of influencing the world for Christ and ministering to many different types of individuals. UC/CSU CTE
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Athletic Training, Algebra I, Biology. Co-requisites of Anatomy & Physiology, Algebra II
In addition to the expectations for Athletic Training (level 1), Advanced Athletic Training students will be responsible for covering more hours at events and will mentor the level 1 students. They will learn about proper hydration and nutrition. The students will learn the correct and effective application of many additional taping, bandaging, and padding techniques. They will aid in the management of the athletes’ injury and recovery period and will work through the processes with their athletes under the supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer. The students will also begin creating a business profile in preparation for the professional world. UC/CSU CTE (pending)
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