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Full Phys Ed/Health Course List & Descriptions

Course offerings may vary per school. Please check with your school counselor regarding availability of course offerings and prerequisites.

 

S. C. Grade Level Health and Safety Education Curriculum Guidelines

 

The South Carolina Health and Safety Education Instructional Guidelines is a support document to the South Carolina Academic Standards for Health and Safety Education 2009. The eight standards of the 2009 South Carolina Standards document match the eight standards found in the 2007 National Health Education Standards. The purpose of this document is to facilitate instructional planning. The performance indicators are separated by content areas. Content is taught within skill standards. Suggestions for instructional resources, strategies, and activities are included in this document. This is a sampling of activities. Not all performance indicators found in the 2009 document are listed in the guidelines. Not every performance indicator listed in this guide has corresponding essential questions. Not all strategies and activities identified in this guide have corresponding assessment strategies. This guide is not meant to be all inclusive for instruction in Comprehensive Health Education.
 

https://www.ed.sc.gov/scdoe/assets/file/agency/ccr/Standards-Learning/documents/2012CurriculumGuideforHealthandSafetyEducation.pdf

Title: Physical Education 1

 

Course Code: 344100CW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: Students will explore all aspects of health education. They will learn about the importance of physical activity, good nutrition, mental and emotional health, healthy relationships, and reproductive health, birth control, and pregnancy prevention. Students will be introduced to a large Code of team sports, lifetime sports skills, and personal fitness. (Required for graduation or ROTC I)
Prerequisites: None  

 

Title: Physical Education 2

Course Code: 344200CW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: The focus of this course is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and strategies to participate in lifetime sports long after high school. Students will understand the importance of daily physical activity and how to achieve this on their own or with a small group. Activities such as Badminton, Tennis, Pickle Ball, and Glacier ball will be taught (Ideal for those individuals who prefer lifetime sports over team sports).

Prerequisites:  Physical Education 1

 

Title: Physical Education 3

Course Code: 344300CW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: The focus of this course is to provide the skills, knowledge, and strategies to successfully compete in a wide variety of team sports. The sport education model will be implemented for students to learn the importance of organization, coaching, officiating, managing, and playing (Recommended for those who love the team sport concept).

Prerequisites:  Physical Education 2

 

Title: Physical Education 4

Course Code: 344400CW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: The focus of this course is personal fitness. Students will learn to calculate their BMI, heart rate, target heart rate zone, and VO2 max. Students will perform activities such as yoga, Pilates, running, elliptical training, plyometric training, and core body conditioning (Recommended for those students who love to do cardiovascular activity).Prerequisites:  Physical Education 3

 

Title: Adaptive Physical Education

Course Code: 344500CW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: This course focuses on the health and well-being of those students with mental and physical disabilities. Students will learn about the importance of physical activity, mental and emotional health and social relationships. In a small group, students will participate in personal fitness and team sport activities adapted to their needs.
Prerequisites:  None


Title: Driver Education

Course Code: 370100CH

Unit: 0.5 Unit

Description: Driver Education is an elective semester course. The course is open to students age fifteen and above. The course is divided into three sections: 30 hours of classroom instruction; 12 hours of simulated driving time; and 6 hours of “in-car” instruction (3 hours of observation and 3 hours of “behind-the-wheel” instruction.) The course requires that each student obtain a South Carolina driver’s permit before he or she can complete the “behind-the-wheel” portion of the course.

Prerequisites: None

 

Title: Personal Health and Wellness

Course Code: 340200CW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: The course is designed to educate students on topics that will impact their physical, emotional, mental and social wellness.  The following are the health skills that students will develop and practice throughout life: accessing information, practicing healthful behaviors, stress management, analyzing influences, communication skills, conflict resolution, refusal skills, decision making, goal setting and advocacy.

Prerequisites:  None

 

Local School Board Approved Courses (LBA)

These courses are elective courses and will not  count towards the SC Graduation requirement for Physical Education or Health.
 

Title: Weightlifting 1

Course Code: 349900CW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: This course is offered to students who wish to participate in weightlifting for an entire semester. Advanced techniques in Weightlifting are taught along with flexibility and running technique drills. Students are graded on improvement made during the semester.

Prerequisites: None  

 

Title: Weightlifting 2

Course Code: 349901CW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: This course is offered to students who have completed Weightlifting I and would like to continue in a weight training.

Prerequisites:  Weightlifting 1


Title: Weightlifting 3

Course Code: 349903CW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: This course is offered to students who have completed Weightlifting 2 and would like to continue in a weight training.

Prerequisites:  Weightlifting 2

 

Title: Weightlifting 4

Course Code: 349904CW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: This course is offered to students who have completed Weightlifting 3 and would like to continue in a weight training.

Prerequisites:  Weightlifting 3

 

Title: Health

Course Code: 349902CH

Unit: .5 unit

Description: Students study health maintenance not merely to prevent disease, but the promotion of wellness. Activities enable students to develop decision-making skills and individual responsibility for one’s health. The class offers opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate health-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices. They study integration of the physical, mental, emotional, and social dimensions of health as the basis for study of other topic areas, such as consumer, environmental, and nutritional health.

Prerequisites:  None