Physical Education & Fit Living

Meet Alexis S. Carone Learning Student of the Week!

Alexis is taking Intro to Nursing through Carone Learning, she enrolled in the course to learn more about nursing and help her make a decision about what field of study to pursue in college. Alexis has enjoyed the flexibility of the course schedule, as well as the ease of the site. She liked that the content for the course was easily accessible and she understood what was expected of her.

What do you like most about your Carone Learning course? It was easy to use once you got used to the site and I was able to fully understand anything that was taught or expected of me to know.

What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life? That you can easily work ahead due to online classes and I will now know the basics of nursing when going into college for it.

How has your Carone Learning course helped you improve your level of health or fitness? It has made me aware of the things I should do better and the thing I’m doing well at.

How has your cFitness Academy instructor helped you with your course or your goals? She has always responded back when I had a concern or question about anything and gave me useful feedback!

Why did you sign up for a course through cFitness Academy, and how has taking this course online been beneficial? I signed up to know if I would like nursing before I officially made it my major for college. This is because for the longest time I have thought I would become a first grade teacher and wanted to be sure in my decision. Taking this course gives me basic knowledge on what I will be learning in college for this major.

Here’s what Alexis teacher had to say about her: “Alexis has shown great interest in the field of nursing and has put much time and thought into all of her assignments and discussions.” – J. Shumway

As part of the course work Alexis was asked what field of nursing she would be interested in going into. This is her response: “I would choose to become a pediatric nurse as my specialty. This is because I enjoy working with kids. For example, for service hours I run a K – 4th grade dance team at a local elementary school. I also was originally going to college as an elementary education major but just recently decided to go into nursing. I feel I work well with kids and I love talking to them because there’s never a dull day. Helping kids and making them smile is a huge feeling because they always will look up to you and I would like to be a role model for those kids.”

Meet Caleb T. Carone Learning Student of the Week!

Caleb was enrolled in Fitness Fundamentals with us because he didn’t have time in his school schedule. Taking an online course was helpful to him so he could fit other needed courses into his schedule. He liked seeing progress physically in many areas including on the scale, in flexibility and strength! He also learned exercising can be more enjoyable than he thought!

What do you like most about your Carone Learning course? Seeing progress physically.

What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life? That exercising can be more enjoyable than I thought.

How has your Carone Learning course helped you improve your level of health or fitness? I have seen results both on the scale, in my flexibility, and strength.

How has your cFitness Academy instructor helped you with your course or your goals? She has sent me reminders to submit my assignments.

Why did you sign up for a course through cFitness Academy, and how has taking this course online been beneficial? Because I needed a fitness class to show to my school. Taking this course online was beneficial since this unusual time could not hinder this class.

Here’s what Caleb’s teacher had to say about him: I have been particularly impressed with Caleb’s diligence in continually making an effort to get as much of his workouts in and to do a little better each week, even when it proved difficult and frustrating. He’s never given up and even was prepared to do more fitness logs than was required in the course. I appreciate his work ethic. In addition to his fitness logs his quality of work on his assignments has been great and he’s done well to stay on task and take the course seriously. So despite the fitness portion being a struggle Caleb has succeeded in this course and has just been a pleasure to work with as a student and I want to reward him for his efforts.

Meet Nevaeh S. Carone Learning Student of the Week!

Nevaeh was in our Health & Personal Wellness course. She spent time working on her diet and adding exercise in to her routine through her health habit project. She enjoyed tracking her progress and seeing her improvement over the semester.

What do you like most about your Carone Learning course? I enjoy tracking my progress from the assignment we started in the first lesson, I enjoy seeing how much I have improved over the course of the semester.

What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life? The thing in the course that I have learned that helped me the most is learning how to better my communication with others.

How has your Carone Learning course helped you improve your level of health or fitness? This course has helped me improve my health in many different ways. One way it has helped me is that it has encouraged me to become more active again since I haven’t been as active since corona hit.

How has your cFitness Academy instructor helped you with your course or your goals? My teacher for this course has been amazing. She is so kind and she has pushed me to do the best I can do in the class.

Why did you sign up for a course through cFitness Academy, and how has taking this course online been beneficial? I signed up for this course because of Corona. I think this class has benefited me a lot because in my opinion I think it makes me be more dedicated to school and it has also gave me a chance to be able to do more things with my family.

Please share any other comments you have about CFitness Academy or your Carone Learning course: I have enjoyed this class a lot to be honest. It is defiantly a new experience compared to regular school but I have had a pretty good semester and my teacher has helped me out a lot.

Here’s what Nevaeh’s teacher had to say about her: “Nevaeh works hard in the course, she balances all her courses well while doing school all online. Nevaeh has also been doing fantastic at improving her diet and exercise through her health habit project.” – Mrs. Wheelwright

Meet Brooklyn A. Carone Learning Student of the Week!

Brooklyn really enjoyed what she learned in her Carone Learning course. Taking Exercise Science she learned about taking her heart rate properly and that there are many aspects to fitness that affect individuals differently.

What do you like most about your Carone Learning course? I have loved the experience that Carone Learning has offered me this semester! I have beyond strengthened my knowledge in the exercise sciene field of education. I find the layout of the course super easy to adhere to and is very beneficial to my learning. I plan to major in exercise science/physical therapy in college, so I feel that this class has helped to further my education in preparation for that journey later in my life!

What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life? I think that throughout the exercise science course, the basic skills that it has taught me how to preform will help me the most. An example would be how to take your heart rate or simple tasks like these. They may seem like common sense sometimes, but they are crucial information to know!

How has your Carone Learning course helped you improve your level of health or fitness? I feel that this Carone Learning course has made a humongous difference on how I view physical fitness. It has shown me that everyone is different and not every physical activity will be beneficial for everyone. It has also shown me that so much more plays into physical fitness than just working out. It is about so much more, such as nutrition, sleep, and mental wellness!

How has your cFitness Academy instructor helped you with your course or your goals? I have always felt so supported by my instructor, Anne Kooyman! I am a completely virtual student this school year due to the covid-19 pandemic and I know that as sad as it is, the virtual teachers often look at their virtual students work as a second job that can be done whenever they get around to it. I know that teachers are very busy with one job, so two is surely a handful! With this being said, I have never felt this way with my instructor for this course. If I have questions, she always answers me within hours! I have loved having such an amazing instructor this semester and couldn’t have asked for anything more!

Why did you sign up for a course through cFitness Academy, and how has taking this course online been beneficial? I signed up for this course online because I am working to educate myself in the medical field as much as possible before heading off to college! I feel that if I can get a head start on the information, it will already be familiar and take some of the stress of college off of my shoulders initially! I found this to be very beneficial personally because I thought this was a very well set up class to learn in an online setting without making it too complex, but still challenging!

Please share any other comments you have about CFitness Academy or your Carone Learning course: Overall, I have thoroughly enjoyed taking this course this semester and loved how Carone Learning presented the class! I hope to take more classes through Carone Learning in the future!

Here’s what Brooklyn’s teacher had to say about her: “Brooklyn has done a fantastic job in Exercise Science. She reaches out when she has questions and consistently turns in great work. Great job Brooklyn!” – Mrs. Kooyman

Meet Nathan R. Carone Learning Student of the Week!

Nathan really enjoyed being in his walking course. He appreciated the ability to do assignments at his own pace, but also the fitness requirement that helped him stay on track with fitness logs and stick to a routine. He wishes more people realized the connection that physical health has on mental health!

What do you like most about your Carone Learning course? I really appreciate the ability to go at your own pace. I was able to choose when I wanted to walk every day, which was really nice. The deadlines weren’t as strict as they are at school, which gave me some needed flexibility.

What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life? Getting up and walking every day is truly rewarding, especially for mental health. It may not seem like physical activity and mental health are connected, but they’re very related. That’s something I wish more people knew.

How has your Carone Learning course helped you improve your level of health or fitness? I started this course with absolutely no workout routine. Now that it’s over, I’m walking almost an hour every day. This course has been so good for my body and my routine, especially with everything shut down right now.

How has your cFitness Academy instructor helped you with your course or your goals? Mrs. Kooyman has been SO encouraging to all of us in the class! She always responds to our work with feedback that makes us proud of what we’re doing. She responds to my logs with tips about exercising in the heat and avoiding soreness. Sometimes, she would email me privately and let me know that she appreciated something I turned in. I’ve genuinely loved having her as a teacher.

Why did you sign up for a course through cFitness Academy, and how has taking this course online been beneficial? I signed up because I needed to fulfill the other half of my high school’s required athletics credit. Taking this course has helped me create a daily walking routine that I desperately needed, and I’m so grateful.

Here’s what Nathan’s teacher had to say about him: “Nathan came into this class with a great attitude and desire to grow. It’s been a pleasure to follow his progress and see that he has surpassed the fitness goals he set at the beginning of the course. Great job Nathan!”

Meet Kiana W. Carone Learning Student of the Week!

While in her Fitness Basics course Kiana was encouraged to and found reasons to do more exercise! She has a better outlook and attitude about exercise since taking this course as well.

What do you like most about your Carone Learning course? I like that it was fun and engaging and so was my teacher.

What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life? I have learned why fitness is important, things to do, and what not to do while exercising, new exercises from the exercise library, and about my muscles.

How has your Carone Learning course helped you improve your level of health or fitness? My course has helped me improve my level of fitness because it has encouraged me to do more exercise, given me reasons to do more exercise, and has given me a better outlook and attitude towards exercise.

How has your cFitness Academy instructor helped you with your course or your goals? My instructor I can’t say enough about. She responded quickly, and promptly, answered whatever questions I had, and she made the course material exciting, and fun to learn about. She was fun and encouraging, and was a motivation to do well on my school.

Why did you sign up for a course through cFitness Academy, and how has taking this course online been beneficial? My parents signed me up for this course because I didn’t get enough exercise and didn’t like to exercise at all. I learned that exercise is important.

Please share any other comments you have about cFitness Academy or your Carone Learning course. This course was amazing, helpful, and I overall loved it! I would definitely recommend it to a friend, and the reason I am better at yoga and do more exercise is because I was encouraged to during this course. This was really good for me- and I feel better, and stronger from taking this course.

Here’s what Kiana’s teacher had to say about her: “Kiana has been highly dedicated to her course and coursework, but more importantly to me she has shown a desire to learn more about the course materials and how it relates to her. She reaches out to me (the instructor) regularly to ask questions, not only in regards to the assignments, but to ask for further information and knowledge on health and fitness aspects that specifically relate to her and her family. Not only has been been an absolute pleasure of a student and does well in her work, I have truly looked forward to her almost weekly emails with questions about subjects she longs to better understand or learn. She has gone above and beyond, in my opinion.”

Online vs Traditional Health & P.E.

A lot of people may doubt the effectiveness of online physical education. Can students really learn what they need to learn? Do students really gain the long-term benefits of a health and fitness education?

THE STUDY

A researcher from the University of Tampa reached out to Carone Learning asking if we’d be willing to participate in a research study comparing the perceptions of students in traditional/ face-to-face health and PE classes with those of our online students at our cFitness Academy.

The researcher independently collected course evaluation data from our online students as well as students at a traditional/ face-to-face school. And what were the results? See for yourself:

(The following is taken from the Jan 2020 published study abstract. You can find the full peer-reviewed journal article here.)

RESULTS

The online education setting was found to be statistically significantly more favorable for students in terms of the feedback and responsiveness of the teacher, understanding and interest of the content and perceived positive health changes during the course. The qualitative findings on student perceptions were relatively consistent between both the online and F2F classes.

CONCLUSIONS

The results indicate that students’ positive perceptions in an online high school class may equal or surpass those in a traditional F2F format. Increasingly, youth are exhibiting enhanced capacity for online‐based coursework.

The main goals of health and physical education, whether face-to-face or online, are to help students understand the value of a healthy lifestyle and being physically active, as well as to establish positive health habits and a program of health-enhancing exercise.

Our online students, in particular, rated highly in these areas. They increased their knowledge of health and fitness, found value in being healthy, established regular habits, and indicated that they planned to continue even after class was over. We consider that a win!

Meet H.R. Carone Learning’s Student of the Week!

Let us introduce you to our student of the week, H.R.! H.R. took Comprehensive PE through us. She learned and established a well-balanced routine and what a difference it makes. She appreciated that her instructor cared about her work and if she was getting the most out of the course.

What do you like most about your Carone Learning course? I enjoyed the flexibility I had. Since I took this course during the school year, it was nice to have the chance to work around the hours I needed for school and other activities while still learning what I needed from this course.

What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life? I learned that establishing a well-balanced routine really does make a difference. People tend to fall off the bandwagon before they can see results. However, with a heavier responsibility to stay dedicated, I was able to see that what I learned does make a difference in the long run.

How has your Carone Learning course helped you improve your level of health or fitness? This course has definitely helped me to properly exercise and improve in a more efficient way. I have noticed how certain activities that I have come to enjoy aren’t as difficult as they once were, so they’re easier to enjoy and encouraged me to challenge myself over time.

How has your cFitness Academy instructor helped you with your course or your goals? My instructor was willing to answer my questions and always seemed concerned to make sure I was getting the most out of my course.

Why did you sign up for a course through cFitness Academy, and how has taking this course online been beneficial? I signed up for this course to fulfill the credit I need to graduate. With my parents, I decided that it would be beneficial to have the flexibility of an online course so I had room in my class schedules for other classes. Overall, I think that this course actually made the subject more enjoyable than it would have in an on campus class at my school.

Here’s what H.R.’s teacher had to say about her: H.R.’s work has all been high quality and she’s consistently submitted work on or ahead of time. Her fitness progress in the course has been admirable as well and she has shown interest and excitement in the changes and confidence she’s seen from the program. She has shown a excellent understanding of the materials and how to apply it both in her own life as well as those around her through encouragement and example.

Meet Benjamin E. Carone Learning’s Student of the Week!

Let us introduce you to our student of the week, Benjamin E.! Benjamin took two courses with us; Personal Health and Fitness as well as First Aid. He found the courses understandable and simple to navigate. He enjoyed being able to fit the course work in when he could as well getting himself into a good physical activity routine.

What do you like most about your Carone Learning course? My Carone Learning course is understandable and simple to navigate. The lessons teach me what I need to know and I have no problems understanding it.

What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life? My fitness course has helped me get into a pattern of exercise, which I plan on applying for the rest of my life.

How has your Carone Learning course helped you improve your level of health or fitness? The course has taught me to be disciplined in exercise, which has helped me improve my fitness.

How has your cFitness Academy instructor helped you with your course or your goals? A few weeks ago, I accidentally submitted a blank log, and my instructor allowed me to resubmit the filled out form and get full credit for it.
Also, last week, I took a quiz and the automatic grading system took off six points for a multiple part question where I had only gotten two parts wrong, and when I asked about it, my instructor gave me the four missing points.
Overall, my instructor has been encouraging and gracious.

Why did you sign up for a course through cFitness Academy, and how has taking this course online been beneficial? We chose the Academy because it was recommended by my main schooling program. Taking the course online has allowed me to be a bit more flexible with it, instead of having to do at a specific time every day.

Here’s what Benjamin’s teacher had to say about him: Benjamin is on top of all his work! He gets his fitness logs in and is very observant. He asks questions and follows up! He is an outstanding student!

Just as all of our students are unique, we think Benjamin is pretty great and we’re proud to have him in class! Thanks, Benjamin!

Meet Brianna R. Carone Learning’s Student of the Week!

Let us introduce you to our student of the week, Brianna R.! Brianna took Honors Anatomy and really enjoyed learning material that she has not seen in other classes. She was able to recover credits while taking a course that was interesting to her.

What do you like most about your Carone Learning course? I like that it is interesting and covers material I haven’t studied.

What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life? I took anatomy and enjoyed the assignments on multiple disease states

How has your Carone Learning course helped you improve your level of health or fitness? I have a greater understanding of the human body.

How has your cFitness Academy instructor helped you with your course or your goals? My instructor gave me helpful feedback.

Why did you sign up for a course through cFitness Academy, and how has taking this course online been beneficial? I needed to recover PE credits and I’m interested in the sciences.

Here’s what Brianna’s teacher had to say about her: “Brianna has done a remarkable job in Anatomy. She expresses her ideas clearly and has shown a solid understanding of the content. I have especially enjoyed reading her research paper on immunotherapy. Great job Brianna!”