Health & Physical Education

Classes in the physical education department emphasize health-related fitness and developing skills and habits necessary for a lifetime of activity and wellness. This coeducational program includes skill development, application of rules, and strategies of various activities leading to lifelong fitness.

Students participate in a variety of fitness activities appropriate to the facilities at the site. Ongoing assessments include grade level appropriate and performance skill evaluations per unit. Any student desiring a personal commitment to wellness; lifetime activity; and fitness for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction may select courses multiple times as his/her schedule allows.

9th Grade Required

Physical Education 9

This is a one credit required course, which meets daily and may be taken during any term of the school year. Units of study are swimming, fitness, and dance, among others.

P.E. /Music Options:

  • P.E. Alternating with BAND
  • P.E. Alternating with CHOIR or ORCHESTRA

This is a two credit course, which meets every other day all year long. Units of study are swimming, fitness, and dance, among others.

10th Grade Required

Health 10

This is a one credit required course, which will meet daily and may be taken any term during the school year. Units of study will include topics in mental wellness, nutrition, suicide and depression, family life, drugs and alcohol, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid, and the use of automated external defibrillator (AED).

9th-12th Grade Electives

Elective Physical Education 9

Grade 9 Prerequisite: Successful completion of 9th Grade Required PE

This is a daily course where students will experience a variety of individual and team activities both indoors and outdoors over the course of one term. Students will learn the rules and proper procedures for successful participation in all the units studied. This class may be taken as an elective in addition to one of the required 9th grade physical education classes.

Individual & Dual Sports

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of P.E. 9.

This course provides the knowledge, experience, and opportunity to develop fitness and skills in one on one and two on two competitions. Activities include: badminton, basketball, bean bag toss, boot hockey, bowling, eclipse, frisbee golf, ladder ball, pickle ball, swim training, table tennis, volleyball, triathlon, and “wheels”. The activities are always evolving and focus on developing fitness. This class may be taken multiple times.

Introduction to Resistance Training - Hopf Fitness Center

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of P.E. 9.

This course will introduce students to resistance training in the Hopf Fitness Center. The students will learn proper lift and spot techniques with an emphasis on safety. Individual strength improvement programs will be developed with the course instructor. This course is a prerequisite for Strength Training 9222, and can only be taken once.

Strength Training - Hopf Fitness Center

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Intro. to Resistance Training.

Strength training is a key component to overall health and fitness. This course is designed to provide students with opportunities in the area of strength development and physical fitness. Students will develop fitness plans, and work to achieve fitness goals through regular participation. Individual plans will evolve as each student’s skills increase. This class may be taken multiple times.

Fitness for Life

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of P.E. 9.

This elective course will offer physical education activities which stress the elements of fitness. Students will research body composition and participate in the following: fitness assessments, heart rate monitoring, run/walk, strength training, swim training, “wheels”, aerobics, triathlon, and recreational and team games. Primary objectives are to further understand and acquire the knowledge of physical fitness activities and monitor progress by keeping a daily log of activities completed. This class may be taken multiple times.

Recreational Sports

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of P.E. 9.

This course provides the knowledge, experience, and opportunity to develop skills in recreational sports such as: frisbee golf, bocce ball, hiking, boating, fishing, biking, and water games. Students in this course participate in activities from Winona State University Outdoor Recreation program and many outdoor activities throughout the year. The activities throughout the year. The activities are always evolving and focus on developing fitness. This class may be taken multiple times

Team Sports

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: Successful completion of P.E. 9.

This course provides the knowledge, experience, and opportunity to develop skills in team sports such as: volleyball, basketball, softball, flag football, various pool games and other team sports. The activities are always evolving and focus on developing fitness. This class may be taken multiple times.

Physical Education and Health Internship

Grade: 12 Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of a minimum of two terms of P.E. and PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT APPROVAL.

This course provides an elective opportunity for 12th grade students wishing to continue in physical education and health related activities and who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of physical education and health. The focus of the class will be to further knowledge and understanding of fitness activities, team and individual sports, to explore the field of physical education and health from a leadership position, and to develop leadership skills. A maximum of two students will be assigned to a teacher per hour. The student's responsibilities will vary with the units being taught. (This course may be taken twice.) An equipment fee is required for this course.

Kenzie Antczak

Physical Education Teacher

John Cassellius

Physical Education Teacher

Thomas Sanvik

Physical Education Teacher