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Fitness & Wellness Department Courses

The Donegal High School’s Department of Fitness and Wellness is committed to educating all students in the awareness, development and continuation of a healthy, active lifestyle.  The Department offers experiences that promote the concept of lifespan sport, fitness, physical and health education.  Within the context of this design, students develop skills, knowledge, abilities and an experiential base of sufficient quality and wisdom to empower reasonable success in ensuring healthy practices and lifestyle. 

354335 Fitness 9-10 (Weight – 1.1) (Grades 9, 10 required)                                                         0.5 credit

 

This class is structured so that students will be introduced to a variety of team sports that place an emphasis on fitness development, skill acquisition, strategic thinking and cooperative effort.  Units in this course include, but are not limited to volleyball, basketball, bowling, track and field, flag football, field games, aerobics, kickboxing, and fitness center.  Students will take part in activities that will enhance cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition.  The use of heart-rate monitors and fitness circuits are included in the course.

 

354435 Fitness 11- 12 (Weight – 1.1) (Grades 11, 12 required)                                                    0.5 credit

 

This general fitness course is one of four that can be chosen to fulfill the Fitness requirements. This course will continue to place emphasis on team sports and fitness. As class size allows, time will be spent on individual and lifetime sports as well.  The use of heart-rate monitors is included in the course.

 

357235 Wellness 10 (Weight – 1.1) (Grade 10 required)                                                                0.5 credit

 

Students must successfully complete this required course in order to graduate.  Course content includes, but is not limited to:  personal health and wellness, community and environmental health, marriage, parenthood, aging, life skills, conflict and violence resolution.  Through these learning experiences, students will be provided with the skills necessary to live a life of wellness.

 

357335 Wellness 11 (Weight – 1.1) (Grade 11 required)                                                                0.5 credit                                                                                                                                                           

Students must successfully complete this required course in order to graduate.  Course content includes but is not limited to:  nutrition, physical fitness, substance abuse, communicable and non-communicable diseases, safety, and first aid and CPR.  Through these learning experiences, students will be provided with the skills necessary to live a life of wellness.

 

353121 Donegal Experiential Education Program (DEEP) (Weight – 1.2) (Grades 11, 12)            1.0 credit

 

THIS COURSE WILL BE SCHEDULED TO MEET FIRST SEMESTER

 

Teacher approval is required for this elective course that takes the place of the regular fitness requirement. The students will be exposed to physical, mental, and emotional challenges. Challenges will test a student’s perceived limits. Other than the traditional classroom, the DEEP classroom will also include exploring the cliffs, mountains, lakes, rivers, and streams of Pennsylvania. DEEP places students in safe and secure situations where they must overcome obstacles (physical & mental) and develop new patterns for dealing with themselves and others. Teamwork, compassion, craftsmanship, and self-reliance are emphasized. Students will also enhance their sense of responsibility for the care and preservation of our fragile environment as they practice Leave No Trace tactics and journey through wilderness areas. Main activities include initiative games & activities, rock climbing, rappelling, orienteering, canoeing, fishing skills, CPR, First Aid & AED certification and service projects.

Requirements: This course is limited to junior and seniors only. Students who apply must not be in academic difficulty prior to acceptance in the course (e.g., failure of required course in prior year).  A course application must be obtained from the instructor and submitted by the date specified on the application. Applicants should be in good physical condition and are required to have appropriate clothing to participate in activities (e.g. quality hiking boots, synthetic/insulating clothing layers, etc.). 

 

Equipment/Lab fee:  $30.00 (covers the cost of PA Fish & Boat Commission’s Boating & Water Safety Awareness, CPR, First Aid & AED certification cards).

 

Application packets are available through Dr. Eichler and must be returned to him by the specified date on the application.  Enrollment is limited to 18 students

 

 

 

 

 

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