PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
The physical education program at Holy Cross plays an integral part in the total education of the students. The development of the physical, mental and social aspects of the student is stressed. The major emphasis of the program is on the appreciation and development of lifetime physical activities and recognizing the importance of fitness in the overall quality of the students’ lives.
7010 Physical Education 9/Health 1
Semester Prerequisite(s): None
This course is dedicated to the instruction of physical fitness-related activities. The “Personal Best” fitness testing is administered which stresses the importance of knowing and understanding the relationship of fitness to a healthy lifestyle. The remainder of the course is devoted to teaching basic skills, rules, and strategies in various sports, dances, and games. Units include but are not limited to: volleyball, basketball, handball, and flag football. Students will receive one marking period of Health Education and one marking period of Physical Education. The health portion will touch on physical well-being, nutrition, reproduction, and the beginning of mental/emotional health, stress, and development of relationships. All participants are required to wear a Holy Cross PE uniform.
7020 Physical Education 10/Driver Education/Health 2
Semester Prerequisite(s): Physical Education 9/Health 1
One whole marking period of this course is dedicated to the instruction of physical fitness-related activities. The “Personal Best” fitness testing is administered which stresses the importance of lifelong fitness and a healthy lifestyle. The remainder of the PE course is devoted to teaching skills, rules and strategies in the following units: speedball, volleyball, aerobics, tennis, floor hockey and touch football; additional units may be included. Driver Education will continue to be an integral part of the curriculum and will be offered for one quarter for all sophomores. Driver Education will focus on the knowledge of driving skills and how to become a safe driver while preparing students for the written exam. Behind the Wheel Instruction is offered at Holy Cross; however, it is not part of the curriculum. Students can contact Behind the Wheel Instructor. Stress management, refusal skills, and learning to choose healthy lifestyles round out the Health II component of the course. Building and strengthening family and peer relationships will also be addressed in the health portion of the course. Sophomores will receive one half of a marking period of Driver Education and one half of a marking of Health Education, and one full marking period of Physical Education. All participants are required to wear a Holy Cross PE uniform.