Physical Education and Health are state-mandated programs required to be taken during each year of enrollment in school.
Sports Medicine ACC
Designed to allow college prep students an opportunity to learn about sports medicine, human anatomy and physiology, and various allied health professions. The course is geared toward providing the students with a strong knowledge base and hands-on skills in the area of sports medicine. Any student considering advancing their education in biology, pre-med, or related sports medicine/allied health should make this course part of their high school educational experience.
Physical Education I, II, III, IV
Emphasizes physical fitness and the importance of developing/maintaining lifetime physical fitness habits. Portions of the courses stress the development of teamwork, trust, cooperation, strategy, leadership and problem solving skills as well as, building self esteem and self-confidence. Physical education activities emphasize skill development and knowledge of individual sports, team sports, lifetime and rhythmic activities through a structured four year program. In addition, physical fitness activities are routinely included in the weekly physical education program.
Health Education I
Includes family living, responsible decision making, character education, and physical, social, and mental growth and development. The course also includes knowledge about the effects of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco on the individual, family, and society. In addition, current newsworthy issues, including AIDS, are examined with respect to their impact on the individual, the family and society.
Health Education II
Covers New Jersey State Motor Vehicle laws with emphasis on the following areas: Graduated Driver License Program, rules and regulations, defensive driving tactics, consequences of distracted driving, basic vehicle control, and the dangers associated with drugs, alcohol and driving.
Health Education III
Covers basic first-aid knowledge and emergency first-aid techniques, including CPR for infants, children, and adults. It also focuses on basic nutrition and physical fitness concepts. There is an emphasis on the impact of positive fitness and nutrition decisions, while illustrating the negative impact that drugs, alcohol, and tobacco will have on the student's well being.
Health Education IV
A study of the various stages of life between birth and death. The course also integrates problems associated with substance abuse and their effects on pregnancy, marriage, family living, finances, parenting, quality of life, and life expectancy. Other health problems are reviewed with respect to their impact on the individual, the family, and society. (All state mandates are met in the four-year health program.)
Health Education I, II, III, IV PR (Self-contained)
Includes family living, responsible decision-making, character education, and physical, social, and mental growth and development. This course includes knowledge about the effects of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco on the individual, family, and society. Current newsworthy issues, including AIDS, are examined. The course also covers first-aid knowledge and emergency techniques, basic nutrition, physical fitness and movement concepts. A study of various stages of life between birth and death are explored. After individualized assessment from teachers, parents, and the CST, the New Jersey State Motor Vehicle laws with emphasis on defensive driving and seat belt safety will be addressed. Offered to students through the Child Study Team.