Physical Education Dept

607 Fitness for Athletes - Fall: 1 Trimester
Prerequisite: Basic Physical Education I & II; participation in a SAS Athletic Team
This is an elective course for the Saline High School student-athlete. The basis of this course is to develop each of the components of fitness to a higher level while drawing on the connections to athletics. Everything done in this class will be to further enhance the athletic performance. Regular testing of fitness levels including flexibility, agility, vertical jump and speed will be recorded and tracked. All major muscle groups will be developed as a part of the core exercises performed in the weight room while auxiliary lifts will be determined based upon individual sports and the personal development each individual athlete may require. Coaches of all Saline Athletics will have access to the data for their athletes to evaluate their development.

608 Fitness for Athletes - Winter: 1 Trimester
Prerequisite: Basic Physical Education I & II; participation in a SAS Athletic Team
This is an elective course for the Saline High School student-athlete. The basis of this course is to develop each of the components of fitness to a higher level while drawing on the connections to athletics. Everything done in this class will be to further enhance the athletic performance. Regular testing of fitness levels including flexibility, agility, vertical jump and speed will be recorded and tracked. All major muscle groups will be developed as a part of the core exercises performed in the weight room while auxiliary lifts will be determined based upon individual sports and the personal development each individual athlete may require. Coaches of all Saline Athletics will have access to the data for their athletes to evaluate their development.

609 Fitness for Athletes - Spring: 1 Trimester
Prerequisite: Basic Physical Education I & II; participation in a SAS Athletic Team
This is an elective course for the Saline High School student-athlete. The basis of this course is to develop each of the components of fitness to a higher level while drawing on the connections to athletics. Everything done in this class will be to further enhance the athletic performance. Regular testing of fitness levels including flexibility, agility, vertical jump and speed will be recorded and tracked. All major muscle groups will be developed as a part of the core exercises performed in the weight room while auxiliary lifts will be determined based upon individual sports and the personal development each individual athlete may require. Coaches of all Saline Athletics will have access to the data for their athletes to evaluate their development.

610 Aerobics: 1 Trimester
Prerequisite: Basic Physical Education I & II
This is an elective course in aerobic activities, including stretching, toning, endurance training, and strength training of major muscle groups. Students will participate in a range of aerobic activity including, but not limited to, high/low aerobics, step aerobics, yoga and pilates. Other health-related topics will be discussed throughout the course to emphasize lifetime fitness.

612 Basic Physical Education I: 1 Trimester
Required for Graduation
Physical Education is an integral part of the total educational process, with the emphasis on building a physical, emotionally, mentally and socially fit community and nation. The mind and body represent a unity in the study. The physical education department offers the basic program to freshmen students. It is extensive in scope with a variety of activities. The program includes tennis/pickle-ball, soccer, volleyball, badminton, basketball and basic swimming. The activities will vary according to availability of facilities and the weather.

611 Fitness for Freshmen Athletes - Winter: 1 Trimester
Prerequisite: Basic Physical Education I; participation in a SAS Athletic Team
This is a rare elective course for the Saline High School freshman student-athlete to be taken in lieu of Basic PE II. The focus of this course is to introduce the freshman athlete to the concepts of fitness and how to train as an athlete while continuing the cardiovascular development from Basic PE I. Students will learn how to perform the proper techniques related to the core lifts of the Hornet Strength Program, auxiliary lifts for their sports along with spotting and other safety components relative to fitness training. Regular testing of fitness levels including flexibility, agility, vertical jump and speed will be recorded and tracked for progress. All major muscle groups will be discussed and trained as a part of the core exercises performed in the weight room. At the conclusion of this course, the freshman student-athlete will be prepared to take the Fitness for Athletes course open to all 10-12 grade student-athletes.

613 Fitness for Freshmen Athletes - Spring: 1 Trimester
Prerequisite: Basic Physical Education I; participation in a SAS Athletic Team.
This is a rare elective course for the Saline High School freshman student-athlete to be taken in lieu of Basic PE II. The focus of this course is to introduce the freshman athlete to the concepts of fitness and how to train as an athlete while continuing the cardiovascular development from Basic PE I. Students will learn how to perform the proper techniques related to the core lifts of the Hornet Strength Program, auxiliary lifts for their sports along with spotting and other safety components relative to fitness training. Regular testing of fitness levels including flexibility, agility, vertical jump and speed will be recorded and tracked for progress. All major muscle groups will be discussed and trained as a part of the core exercises performed in the weight room. At the conclusion of this course, the freshmen student-athlete will be prepared to take the Fitness for Athletes course open to all 10-12 grade student-athletes.

614 Fitness for Life: 1 Trimester
Prerequisite: Basic Physical Education I & II
This is an elective course for any Saline High School student. The basis of this course is to develop each of the components of fitness to a higher level while introducing all major muscle groups. Everything done in this class will be to further enhance each individual student’s fitness level based upon their personal fitness level. Regular testing of fitness levels including flexibility, agility, vertical jump and speed will be recorded and tracked. All major muscle groups will be developed as a part of the core exercises performed in the weight room while auxiliary lifts will be determined based upon the individuals personal goals.

616 Individual Sports: 1 Trimester
Prerequisite: Basic Physical Education I & II
The objective of this course is to expose individuals to a variety of sports that have carry-over value into later life. The course will cover archery, badminton, tennis, pickle-ball, bowling, fitness and possibly paddleton. The activities may vary according to availability of facilities and equipment.

621 Team Sports I: 1 Trimester
Prerequisite: Basic Physical Education I & II
This elective course in Physical Education offers advanced techniques and skill levels in team sports. Activities will include basketball, volleyball, softball or indoor baseball, soccer, flag football, ultimate Frisbee and fitness. The activities may vary according to availability of facilities and equipment.

622 Swimming: 1 Trimester
Prerequisite: Basic Physical Education I & II
The basic areas covered will be water safety and skills, cardiovascular, improvement by means of water running, and specific timed swims and interval training. The strokes presented will be the crawl stroke, backstroke, elementary backstroke, breast- stroke, and butterfly. Students will develop their own individual workout program. Water sports and games will also be used. Students who excel at the basic strokes will work on stroke refinement and their endurance.

623 Fitness for Females: 1 Trimester
Prerequisite: Female students who have passed Basic Physical Education I & II
This is an elective course for the Saline High School female students. The basis of this course is to develop each of the components of fitness and striving for the development of lean muscle. Regular testing of fitness levels including flexibility, agility, vertical jump and speed will be recorded and tracked to identify each student’s progress. All major muscle groups will be developed as a part of the core exercises performed in the weight room while auxiliary lifts will be introduced and discussion as to how they relate to various muscle groups will be shared for toning purposes. This will be a class for both the female athlete and the female student looking for overall fitness development in a comfortable environment.

624 Basic Physical Education II: 1 Trimester
Prerequisite: Basic Physical Education I; Required for Graduation
Physical Education is an integral part of the total educational process, with the emphasis on building a physical, emotionally, mentally and socially fit community and nation. The mind and body represent a unity in the study. The physical education department offers the basic program to freshmen and sophomore students. It is extensive in scope with a variety of activities. The program includes tennis/ pickle- ball, soccer, volleyball, badminton, basketball, handball, flag football, softball and speedball. The activities will vary according to availability of facilities and the weather.

625 Team Sports II: 1 Trimester
Prerequisite: Basic Physical Education I & II
This elective course in Physical Education offers advanced techniques and skill levels in team sports. Activities will include team handball, speedball, badminton, dodge ball, paddleton, volleyball, floor hockey, soccer and softball. The activities may vary according to availability of facilities and equipment.