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Timpview High School

Last modified: March 5, 2019

Health and Physical Education

HEALTH EDUCATION II (H)

A class required by all 10th grade students on a semester basis. This class provides a ground work of knowledge, understanding, habits, and attitudes, which will help students make wise decisions about health; so that they might be healthy, fit, and happy.

FITNESS FOR LIFE (PEF)

The Fitness for Life class is designed to help students accomplish three main objectives: 1) Acquire knowledge about the benefits of physical activity to health and wellness and about principles of fitness. 2) Become physically active while pursuing goals to become physically fit. 3) Become an independent decision maker who can plan his or her own personal fitness program. This class will not be waived.

LIFETIME SPORTS (PE)

This one semester coed course helps students adopt a healthy lifestyle that will achieve physical fitness. Students will participate in sports. The focus of this class is learning activities that may continue throughout life. Running is also a daily component.

RUN FITNESS (PE)

This physical education class emphasizes aerobic conditioning. Although running is the primary focus of the class, students will participate in other aerobic activities including ultimate frisbee, frisbee golf, basketball, badminton, and weight training. The importance of strength, flexibility, and endurance are addressed. This class provides excellent supplementary workouts for cross country and track athletes.

ZUMBA (PE, PES)

Zumba is a fusion of Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow aerobic moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program. Zumba routines utilize the principles of interval and resistance training to maximize fat burning and total body toning. Students will learn how to measure their target heart rate, in addition to learning about the principles of fitness, the FITT formula, the five elements of fitness, and about their own body mass index (BMI). Most importantly, this class will be another avenue for students to learn the significance of lifelong fitness through the THS PE department standards.

WEIGHT TRAINING – BOYS OR GIRLS (PE, PES)

For those with little or no experience in weight training, this course teaches: structuring a workout, proper lift techniques, developing strength, endurance, agility, flexibility, tone, and learning responsible fitness. Students will use free weights and learn the proper lifting techniques for upper and lower body strength/development. Other topics include speed, power, AND cardiovascular fitness. Proper diet and nutrition will also be taught. Does NOT give Fitness for Life credit.

ADVANCED WEIGHT TRAINING – BOYS OR GIRLS (PE, PES)

For those previous experience in weight training, this course teaches: structuring a workout, proper lift techniques, developing strength, endurance, agility, flexibility, tone, and learning responsible fitness. Students will use free weights and learn the proper lifting techniques for upper and lower body strength/development. Other topics include speed, power, AND cardiovascular fitness. Proper diet and nutrition will also be taught. Does NOT give Fitness for Life credit.

PARTICIPATION SKILLS & TECHNIQUES – Athletics (PES)

For students who play Varsity or JV athletics, this course is designed to develop strength and conditioning prior to the season, and to maintain strength and conditioning during the season. Does NOT give Fitness for Life credit.

DANCE I A (FA, PE)

This dance course builds dance knowledge, terminology, concepts, and skills in technique – focusing on African, ballet, modern/contemporary, and jazz/hip hop. In addition, flexibility and strength conditioning are part of the program.

DANCE & POP CULTURE (FA, PE)

This course will be a study of popular dance forms, the roots of these dance forms, what roles they playin society, and how they relate to the four main elements of dance. Popular dance forms might include but not be limited to hip hop, break dancing, funk, contemporary jazz, and house dance. This course welcomes dancers of all levels, however, basic steps and concepts will likely be the focus. Students with more advanced skills in one area can use their skills to help strengthen other students. This class will  present a dance in the dance dept concert at the end of the semester. All students in the class will be required to perform. Students will be graded on participation, improvement, and limited written work,

DANCE II A (FA, PE)

This intermediate level dance course builds on the dance knowledge and skills from Dance I. This course is a more advanced exploration of dance principles and skills in technique, improvisation, choreography, performance, and history. This course focuses mainly on modern/contemporary dance. All students in this class will participate in the concert toward the end of the semester.

DANCE II B (FA, PE)

This intermediate level dance course builds on the dance knowledge and skills from Dance I. This course is a more advanced exploration of dance principles and skills in technique, improvisation, choreography, performance, and history. This course focuses mainly on modern/contemporary dance. All students in this class will participate in the concert toward the end of the semester.

DANCE III A (FA, PE)

An advanced class for students with previous dance experience. Emphasis is placed on the development of teaching skills, technique, choreography, and performing. All members of the class perform in concerts in December and April.

DANCE COMPANY (FA, PE)

This company level dance class focuses on the creating and performance aspects of dancing. The students will audition in a spring tryout to show their technique, creativity, and performance level. Concerts are in December and April. This course requires some practice time outside of school hours.

BALLROOM 1 – BOYS OR GIRLS (FA, PE)

This class is for anyone who wants to dance! This class is designed to be fun and improve your health! No experience is necessary because we start with the social dances and other dances. This is one of those classes where you love to go home and practice what you learn in class!

BALLROOM 2 – BOYS OR GIRLS

This class is for anyone who has already had a dance class before. We’ll learn more steps in Cha Cha, Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, as well as Samba, Rumba, Tango and Mambo! You’ll also learn to work together in formation with the class! Students can choose to go to competitions at local universities as well. This class introduces intermediate technique and helps dancers. This one semester class is taken as an elective. There will be a performance opportunity at the end of the semester.

BALLROOM DANCE TEAM (VARSITY AND JV) – BOYS OR GIRLS (FA, PE)

Junior Varsity and Varsity formation teams are full-year performing dance classes for serious dance students! This course provides a team experience to further develop ballroom dancing talents, specifically in the competitive and performance aspects. All students must participate in our annual auditions, held April 18, 19. All students must meet dancing, age and grading eligibility requirements to participate on this team. Disciplined dance individually and as a team are necessary to excel. Students in these classes compete at the local and national competitions. Students also perform at local places as well as traveling on tour. Dances include Cha Cha, Samba, Jive, Paso Doble, Rumba, Waltz, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot and Tango.