Carone Learning Category: Foundations
Subject: Physical Education
Recommended Grade Level: 9-12
Course Credit: Two semesters, 1 credit (10 units in CA)
Recommended Pre-Requisites: None
This course guides students through an in-depth examination of the effects of exercise on the body. Students learn how to exercise efficiently and properly, while participating in physical activities and applying principles they’ve learned. Basic anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, and sports nutrition are all integral parts of this course. Students will also study subjects such as: biomechanics, nutrition, exercise programming, and exercise psychology. Students will apply what they learn by participating in a more challenging exercise requirement.
As this course customizes the student’s physical activity requirements based on limitations, a doctor’s note is requested to outline student’s physical abilities and recommended activities.
Units & Tasks
This course is divided into the following Units and Sections.
- Course Introduction
- Unit 1: Fitness Assessment & Programming
- 1.1 Fitness Assessment & Goals
- 1.2 Exercise Programming
- 1.3 Safety
- Unit 2: Components of Fitness
- 2.1 Components of Fitness
- 2.2 Cardiorespiratory Fitness
- 2.3 Muscular Fitness
- Unit 3: Biomechanics & Benefits
- 3.1 Biomechanics
- 3.2 Injury Treatment
- 3.3 Benefits & Motivation
- Unit 4: Skeletal System
- 4.1 Skeletal System
- 4.2 Muscular System
- 4.3 Muscle Physiology
- Unit 5: Respiratory System
- 5.1 Respiratory System
- 5.2 Cardiovascular System
- 5.3 The Heart
- Unit 6: Nutrition
- 6.1 Dietary Guidelines
- 6.2 Energy Nutrients
- 6.3 Weight Management
- Unit 7: Sports Nutrition
- 7.1 Energy Systems
- 7.2 Sports Nutrition
- Unit 8: Special Considerations in Fitness
- 8.1 Exercise Programming Considerations
- 8.2 Special Populations
- 8.3 Gender Considerations
- Unit 9: Post Assessment
- 9.1 Post Assessment
Within each section students will find the following tasks to view or complete:
- Game Plan—an outline of tasks for that section
- Lesson—multimedia lessons about fitness topics
- Sprint—links to credible sites with additional fitness information
- Team Huddle*—class discussion on an assigned topic
- Assignment*—section assignment
- Quiz*—test your comprehension and understanding of the lessons
- Fitness Log*—a record of workout sessions for each week
The items noted with an asterisk above are those that must be submitted for a grade.
There are 24 sections in this course. Each section is designed to be completed in about one week’s time. However, students may take more or less time as needed. A recommended pacing guide is provided within the course.
Exercise Requirements 12 weeks of exercise at 4 hours per week is required for this course. An accelerated course version is available that requires 8 weeks of exercise at 4 hours per week. All fitness logs require at least ONE form of verification, which can be provided by a supervising adult, a MOVband device, or a Polar heart rate monitor.
Exercise Library This course includes complimentary access to Carone Learning’s Exercise Library, with pictures, videos, and descriptions of almost 300 exercises. The library is searchable by exercise type, muscle group, or equipment (including resistance bands, weights, exercise balls, or no equipment at all).
Parent & Teacher Guides Parent and teacher guides available.
Additional Materials There are no required textbooks or materials for this course. Access to exercise equipment is recommended, but not required. Some optional fitness tracking equipment is available through Carone Learning.
Technical Requirements An internet connection and computer or tablet hardware is required. Software requirements include a PDF reader, word-processing application (such as Word), MP4/video player, and Flash player (optional). Free downloadable software is available for each of these.
An internet connection and computer or tablet hardware is required. Software requirements include a PDF reader, word-processing application (such as Word), MP4/video player, and Flash player (optional). Free downloadable software is available for each of these.