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All students are required to get a passing grade in Health and 3 Physical Education Courses to graduate from Rawlins High School.

HEALTH EDUCATION

One semester course required for graduation.  Offered 1st and 2nd semester.

***Students are required to take this class in their Freshman year.

The goal of this required course is to inform students of the dangers of priority health risk behaviors and avoid preventable disease.  Units of learning will include mental & social health, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, infectious disease, and human sexuality issues including AIDS/HIV education, noninfectious disease, nutrition & dietary imbalances, dangers of physical inactivity, safety & injuries.  An emphasis will be placed on refusal skills and decision-making skills throughout the semester.  It is the intention of this course that students be well informed of these issues and can make healthy, educated, and wise choices concerning health risk behaviors.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION I

Offered 1st and 2nd semester.  Once a student has successfully passed this class, they may not take the class again.

***Students are required to take this class in their Freshman year.

This class will include the following areas: 1.) movement skills in rhythms, team activities, individual and dual activities and lifetime activities; 2.) critical skill cues in rhythms, team activities, individual and dual activities and lifetime activities; 3.) rules and strategies in team activities, individual and dual activities and lifetime activities; 4.) Physical Fitness activities. Students are graded on daily participation, skills, written tests, and assignments.  Units taught in this class include softball, volleyball, dance, pickle-ball, badminton, and fitness.  This course will assess the physical education of students.

LIFETIME SPORTS/FITNESS

Offered 1st and 2nd Semester.  Open to all students.

**Students cannot take this class twice in the same year.

Lifetime Sports is designed to develop an appreciation of lifetime activities   Students are introduced to many recreational sports, which may be used throughout their lives.  The goals of the program are:

1.) To understand the importance of wellness and physical fitness in living a healthy lifestyle.

2.) To improve individual and dual sport skills.

3.) To develop a sense of self-discipline in relation to physical activity.

4.) To develop a sense of sportsmanship and cooperation. Possible units taught in this class include disc golf, horseshoes, tennis, ping-pong, racquetball, wally-ball, bowling, golf, archery and badminton.  Students are graded on daily participation, skills, written tests, and assignments.

TEAM SPORTS

Offered 1st and 2nd semester.  Open to all students.

**Students cannot take this class twice in the same year.

This class allows the students an opportunity to improve skill level and understanding of the rules in a multitude of team sports.  Units taught in this class include speed-ball, ultimate Frisbee, team handball, tennis, volleyball, basketball, flag football and soccer.  Students will be graded n written tests, skills tests, and daily participation.

HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

Offered 1st and 2nd semester.  Open to all students.

**Students cannot take this class twice in the same year.

Healthy Lifestyles provides students with a healthy approach to fitness development and lifetime activities.  Weight training emphasis is on toning, not strength development.  This class is not for the athlete who wants to build strength and power.  Cardiovascular conditioning will involve a variety of activities such as the walking trail, step aerobics, swimming, circuits, and interval training.  The goal of the program is to encourage the student to begin or continue a lifetime fitness program after he or she has completed the course realizing the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

WEIGHT TRAINING 101F (FEMALES ONLY)

Offered 1st and 2nd semester.  Open to all female students. May be taken for multiple semesters.  

Weight Training and Conditioning course is offered to students with a serious interest in weight lifting and improving their personal fitness level.  Students will be introduced to correct lifting techniques, safety in the weight room, and core and auxiliary lifts.  The emphasis of this class is to build strength and power. Students will be graded on strength tests, strength gains, fitness tests, written tests, and daily participation.

WEIGHT TRAINING 101M (MALES ONLY)

Offered 1st and 2nd semester.  Open to all male students. May be taken for multiple semesters.

Weight Training and Conditioning course is offered to students with a serious interest in weight lifting and improving their personal fitness level.  Students will be introduced to correct lifting techniques, safety in the weight room, and core and auxiliary lifts.  The emphasis of this class is to build strength and power. Students will be graded on strength tests, strength gains, fitness tests, written tests, and daily participation.

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