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High School (10–12)

Physical Education

The emphasis in Physical Education is to provide learning experiences that give students opportunities to make positive choices in regard to living an active healthy life style. 

Physical Education 10

This is a compulsory course for either 5 credits (every day) or 3 credits (every second day). The objective of this course is to maintain fitness, develop recreational skills, and participate in an active PE program. Students experience outdoor and indoor team games and dual and individual sports. ACT – CPR is a required aspect of the course.

Physical Education 20 

A co-educational continuation of PE 10 with emphasis on leadership techniques and higher levels of skills. A minimum mark of 65% in PE 10 is recommended for entry into PE 20. A major part of PE 20 is based on wilderness survival skills. CPR – level A is a required aspect of the course.

Physical Education 30

A co-educational course with emphasis on individual, dual and leisure activities such as golf and outdoor education. Leadership skills are also a focus in PE 30. Students have the opportunity to earn an additional credit by completing the Level C CPR and a wilderness camping trip offered in the PE 30 program. These are additional one-credit modules. A minimum mark of 70% in PE 20 is recommended for entry into PE 30.

The goal of every unit is to educate students on the benefits of active living and teach the students the skills required to participate in physical activity for a lifetime. As students progress through the Physical Education program emphasis gradually shifts from team and individual sports to participation in leisure activities. It is hoped that students participating in the physical education program will continue to include physical activity in their lives.

Sports Medicine 15, 25, 35

An elective co-ed course, Sports Medicine offers a variety of credit possibilities at each level. Students will earn 5 or more credits with successful completion of each course. It is a recommended course for students interested in careers in sports medicine, physiotherapy, nursing, medicine, physical education or first aid. This course requires a dedicated studious effort to ensure success.

Sports Med 15 

This course is comprised of modules. The topics covered include:

  • Care and prevention of athletic injuries
  • CPR level A with AED
  • Taping techniques
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Nutrition and wellness

Sports Med 25

This course continues to explore the management of athletic injuries, the cardiovascular system and integrative health. A project module about sports medicine is also introduced in this course if students choose to use their knowledge and skills to train for our Athletic Teams.

Sports Med 35

This course includes an introduction to rehabilitation techniques used in athletic training. The students will achieve an advanced understanding in the areas of recognition and management of athletic injuries, taping techniques and career opportunities pertaining to sport medicine. This course may also include a project that requires the students to apply their knowledge gained in the program to an athletic training experience.

Nutrition & Personal Fitness (3 credits)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Grade 10 Physical Education.

Nutrition and Personal Fitness is for students who are serious about improving their own personal fitness and nutrition. Students will learn the science of proper nutrition and exercise and then how to apply these principles to their own lives through a personalized program. Students will create their own program to meet their goals for cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, speed, flexibility and weight gain or loss.

This is an every-other-day 3-credit course that requires disciplined daily exercise and proper nutrition. This course is very active in nature. Students are required to document their daily workouts in a log book, follow a daily nutritional plan, and monitor their progress through a variety of ways such as body measuring, weighing and fitness tests.

Conflicts can arise for athletes who are in-season with a sports team due to the high level of physical activity required to be successful in this course. It is therefore recommended to carefully consider student scheduling before enrolling.

Physical Education Handbook