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PE Strength and Conditioning 1,2 (5757, 5758)

Grade Range:
 Physical Education 1,2 and Physical Education 3,4, or equivalent
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Physical Education
Course Description:
 High School Course 3

In this elective course students are taught basic exercise movements and rhythmic fundamentals to enhance all body parts. This course emphasizes developing and improving cardiovascular fitness, body composition and flexibility, and increasing muscular strength and endurance.

These activities may include but are not limited to the following:

Strength Conditioning
Self-defense/Martial arts
Aerobic dance
Movement Focus
  • Identify and apply characteristics and critical elements of conditioning/strength activities.
  • Apply previously learned movement concepts for successful participation.
  • Identify and apply biomechanical principles.
  • List, describe and demonstrate use of safety equipment.
  • Demonstrate independent learning.
Fitness Focus

Participate in conditioning/strength activities to improve health-related fitness; analyze the effect of these activities on personal fitness; improve or maintain physical fitness levels to meet the principles of exercise; explain the relationship between participation in conditioning/strength activities and health.

Social Focus
  • Self-responsibility: Independently engage in conditioning/strength activities; compare and contrast effective leadership skills used in conditioning/strength activities and those in other physical activities used in course-related physical activities; develop personal goals for improvement; identify and analyze activities that enhance personal enjoyment; evaluate the risks and safety factors in conditioning/strength activities throughout a lifetime.
  • Social interaction: Modify an activity for a child, an elderly person or an individual with disabilities; analyze the role of social interaction in the successful participation in and enjoyment of conditioning/strength activities.
  • Group dynamics: Accept and perform planned and spontaneous leadership assignments and roles; analyze the role that cooperation and leadership play; engage in conditioning/strength activities both in school and outside school.
Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Physical Education Model Content Standards for California Public Schools: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve, California Department of Education, 2005.
Physical Education Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve, California Department of Education, 2009.
2012–13 SDUSD Physical Education Course 1 Syllabus.
FITNESSGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM Test Administration Manual, 4th ed., Cooper Institute, 2007.
2012–13 SDUSD Physical Education Course 3 Syllabus.