Physical Education Courses Offered at SATEC

Phys. Ed. Course Descriptions

PPL1O PPL2O – Healthy Active Living

This course equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities, students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that provide a foundation for active living. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively.

PPL3O – Healthy Active Living

This course enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future.  Through participation in a wide range of physical activities and exposure to a broader range of activity settings, students enhance their movement competence, personal fitness, and confidence.  Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them.  Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively.

PPL4O – Healthy Active Living

This course enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices.  It places emphasis on how students can maintain the habits of healthy, active living throughout their lives as they make the transition to adulthood and independent living.  Through participation in a wide range of physical activities in a wide variety of settings, students can enhance their movement competence, personal fitness, and confidence.  Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them.  Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively

PSK 4U – Introductory Kinesiology, Grade 12, University Preparation

Prerequisite(s): Any Grade 11 university or university/college prep course in science, or Any Grade 11 or 12 course in health & physical education

This course focuses on the study of human movement and of systems, factors, and principles involved in human development.  Students will learn about the effects of physical activity on health and performance, the evolution of physical activity and sport, and the physiological, psychological, and social factors that influence an individual’s participation in physical activity and sport.  The course prepares students for university programs in physical education and health, kinesiology, health sciences, health studies, recreation, and sports administration.

 PLF 4M – Recreation and Healthy Active Living Leadership University/College Preparation

Prerequisite(s): any health & physical education course

This course enables students to explore the benefits of lifelong participation in active recreation and healthy leisure and to develop leadership and coordinating skills needed to plan, organize, and safely implement recreational events and other activities related to healthy, active living.  Students will also learn how to promote the benefits of decisions that enhance their well-being.  The course will prepare students for university programs in physical education and health and kinesiology and for college and university programs in recreation and leisure management, fitness and health promotion, and fitness leadership.

PAF 3O/4O – Personal Fitness Activities: co- ed or all girls in gr.11 (*future hopes for 1O and 2O)

This course emphasizes regular participation in a variety of enjoyable fitness activities that promote life-long healthy active living. Student learning will include the application of movement principles to refine their skills, participation in a variety of fitness activities (e.g. aerobics, weight training, jazzercise, self-defense etc.) that enhance personal competence and health and examination of issues related to healthy living.

PAR – Rhythm and Movement (**future hope)

This course emphasizes regular participation in a variety of rhythm and movement activities that promote life-long healthy active living. Students will experience the health related values of fitness through dance and explore the elements of technique, composition and performance of movement related to dance.  Various dance forms including ballroom, ballet, creative, folk, rhythmic and popular dance will be experienced.

Grade 9

  • PPL1OF – Healthy Active Living: Girls (Open)
  • PPL1OM – Healthy Active Living: Boys (Open)

Grade 10

  • PPL2OF – Healthy Active Living: Girls (Open)
  • PPL2OM – Healthy Active Living: Boys (Open)

Grade 11

  • PAF3O – Personal & Fitness Activities: Co-ed (Open)
  • PPL3OF – Healthy Active Living Education: Female (Open)
  • PPL3OM – Healthy Active Living Education: Male (Open)

Grade 12

  • PAF4O – Personal & Fitness Activities: Co-Ed (Open)
  • PPL4O – Healthy Active Living Education: Co-Ed (Open)
  • PLF4M – Recreation & Fitness Leadership (University/College Preparation)
  • PSK4U – Exercise Science (University Preparation)
Last Modified: November 10, 2015