Physical Education

At Moreau Catholic, the department of Physical Education is focused on providing students with the necessary tools to be physically active for life. We accomplish this by focusing our efforts on three educational areas: movement skills and knowledge, personal development, and social development. We discover these different components through three levels: beginning, intermediate, and advanced. When students graduate from Moreau Catholic they will understand the importance of, and have an appreciation for, life-long activity. This, in turn, will encourage our students to become responsible citizens of our global community.

Peak Performance

The Peak Performance course (new in 2017) is designed to help student-athletes increase performance through strength and conditioning. The class will identify the demands of specific sports and help student-athletes develop a conditioning program that analyzes (and adds variety to) the volume and intensity of specific movements for desired results and maximum efficiency

In the off-season, student-athletes will focus on strength-training related to the sport of their choice. In-season, the course will focus on injury prevention and helping student-athletes maintain their strength and flexibility to maximize performance in-season.

Department Members

Andrew Cotter (Chair), Janet Chrisman (Chair), Rob Gatrell, Toni West

P.E. Courses

Graduation Requirements*

10 units

*(1 semester = 5 units)

550. Boys P.E./Health

Full year, 10 units, Grade 9
 
Comment: TEach 9th Grade student is required to complete the California state required health education unit.

This course is required for all 9th grade students. The course will serve to build a foundation in technique of skill, knowledge of rules and understanding the strategies of various sports, as well as increasing the level of physical fitness. This course also meets the State Graduation Requirement for Health Education.

552. Girls P.E./Health

Full year, 10 units, Grade 9
 
Comment: TEach 9th Grade student is required to complete the California state required health education unit.

This course is required for all 9th grade students. The course will serve to build a foundation in technique of skill, knowledge of rules and understanding the strategies of various sports, as well as increasing the level of physical fitness. This course also meets the State Graduation Requirement for Health Education.

555. Intermediate P.E. (Sports)

Semester, 5 units, Grades 10-12

Prerequisite: PE/Health 9th Grade

This course develops skill and knowledge of life and team sport activities in a coed atmosphere. Students build on the foundation of the 9th grade curriculum and learn to appreciate the use of physical activity as a lifetime goal. Activities that may be explored are: paddle tennis, weight training, and softball. The course will focus on fitness development with an emphasis on strength and endurance assessed by a push-up and sit-up test.

562. Intermediate P.E. (Life Fitness)

Semester, 5 units, Grades 10-12

Prerequisite: PE/Health 9th Grade

Life Fitness is a semester long course designed for the individual to develop an understanding of the body and dynamic alignment. This course will focus on building core strength, flexibility, alignment and coordination through a variety of methods including conditioning, Yoga and Pilates.

563. Advanced Weight Training & Conditioning

Semester, 5 units, Grades 11-12
 
Prerequisite: Intermediate P.E. (Life & Team)
Comment: This course may be repeated.

This is an elective course open to 10-12 grade students. This class is designed for students who seek to improve their strength conditioning. Individualized plans will be developed based on athletic or other needs. Students will be expected to learn the location and function of muscle systems in the body and do some kind of project.

571. Advanced Physical Education

Semester, 5 units, Grades 11-12
 
Prerequisite: Intermediate P.E.
Comment: This course may be repeated.

This is an elective course open to 10-12 grade students. The course will build on the 9th grade curriculum, including such activities as volleyball, basketball, badminton, flag football, softball and soccer as well as other activities both team and individual. This course will push students to the next level of competition and will demand a high level of participation and effort. Students will also be introduced to advanced strategies, officiating, rule development and adaptation. This course also includes fitness development and testing.

573/574. Physical Education Teaching Assistant

Semester, 5 units, Pass/Fail, Grades 11-12
 
Prerequisite: Intermediate P.E.
Comment: This course requires approval of the department chair and at least an A- in their most recent P.E. course. This course may be repeated, and does not meet MCHS PE graduation requirement.

This elective course is designed to increase the student’s knowledge of the discipline of Physical Education and to provide a means for the study of career opportunities in this field. The student is to function in the capacity of a class aide and be involved in observing, studying, and participating in the instruction of physical activities primarily for the ninth grade classes.

580 Advanced Physical Education-Movement for Athletes

Semester, 5 units, Grades 11-12
 
Prerequisite: Intermediate P.E.
Comment: This course may be repeated

This course develops skills and knowledge of movement patterns and efficiency for athletes (includes dancers, rally squad and athletes). Areas of focus are balance, core development, flexibility, and injury prevention. Activities that will be explored include yoga, Pilates, and ballet bar. This class’ primary focus will be to transfer knowledge from classroom to the athletic arena.

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