• PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH
    Physical Education Credit and Health Credit

    The mission of the Parkway Physical Education program is to develop knowledge and understandings, attitudes and behaviors, and skills that will enable each student to develop a lifestyle in which regular vigorous physical activity is practice.

    The Physical Education Program emphasizes skill development in a wide range of sport and lifetime activities, a personalized program of physical fitness, and an understanding of the role of vigorous, regular physical activity in a healthy lifestyle.

    The Health Education Program assists in bridging the gap between health information and health practices.


     

    077100
    Health & Wellness
    Infinite Campus Name: HEALTH EDUC
    Grade(s): 10
    Prerequisite:  None
    1/2 Health credit each semester

    Health and Wellness education is required for all students during their sophomore year. This comprehensive course includes the topics of personal wellness, nutrition, safety and first aid, disease prevention, human sexuality and healthy relationships, substance abuse and prevention, and community/environmental health. This course meets the 1/2 credit health education requirement for Missouri and Parkway high school graduation.
    087110
    Physical Fitness Concepts
    Infinite Campus Name: PHYS FIT CON
    Grade(s): 09 - 10
    Prerequisite:  None
    1/2 PE credit each semester

    This course is the first required course to be taken in the physical education department and fulfills one-half of the physical education requirement. The content of the course involves participation in physical fitness activities, an aquatic fitness unit, and exposure to a variety of sport and lifetime-recreational activities. Emphasis will be placed on self-assessment, achievement, and maintaining of personal health-related physical fitness goals. As a requirement of the course, the students will be responsible for developing and implementing a personal fitness plan.
    087140
    Competitive Sports and Games
    Infinite Campus Name: COMPSRTS/GMS
    Grade(s): 10 - 12
    Prerequisite:  Physical Fitness Concepts
    1/2 PE credit each semester

    This course will include a variety of fitness activities and team sport activities. Instruction is aimed at developing fitness and sports skills, as well as an understanding of the rules of traditional and non-traditional team sports games. Students will also examine coaching and team strategies, and officiating mechanics for each sport. This course meets the second 1/2 physical education credit requirement for graduation.
    087200
    Strength and Conditioning
    Infinite Campus Name: STRENGTH/CON
    Grade(s): 10 - 12
    Prerequisite:  Physical Fitness Concepts I
    1/2 PE credit each semester

    This course meets the requirements for the second, one-half credit of physical education, or may be taken for elective credit. The content of the course includes basic weight training techniques, as well as training practices and safety procedures in the weight room. Students will learn a variety of lifts and strength training principles for developing muscle and endurance. Students will also participate in a variety of exercises and activities that will develop muscle fitness, as well as cardiovascular fitness, flexibility and fitness skills, such as agility and power.
    087300
    Adventure Pursuits
    Infinite Campus Name: ADVNTR PRSTS
    Grade(s): 10 - 12
    Prerequisite:  Physical Fitness Concepts
    1/2 PE credit each semester

    This course will promote components such as team-building, critical thinking, cooperation and encouragement through outdoor and adventure activities such as rock climbing, kayaking, cycling, orienteering and outdoor living. Students will be assessed on their participation, facilitation skills, proper equipment usage, and application of safety procedures. This course meets the second 1/2 physical education credit requirement for graduation.
    087400
    Walking and Low-Impact Physical Activities
    Infinite Campus Name: WLKNG FTNES
    Grade(s): 10 - 12
    Prerequisite:  Physical Fitness Concepts
    1/2 PE credit each semester

    This course introduces students to walking for fitness, as well as a variety of other low-to-moderate lifetime and leisure physical activities. A major expectation of this course is for students to develop their personal fitness and to develop competency with a variety of physical activities that promote lifelong fitness. Students will also be expected to assess their personal fitness and develop a personal health plan, incorporating fitness training principles, as well as safety and dietary guidelines. This course meets the second ½ physical education credit requirement for graduation.
    087820
    Aquatic Experiences/SCUBA
    Infinite Campus Name: AQTC EX/SCBA
    Grade(s): 10 - 12
    Prerequisite:  Physical Fitness Concepts
    1/2 PE credit each semester

    This course will include small watercraft experiences, advanced pool activities, and scuba diving instruction and certification. A parental waiver and fee is required for PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Certification. The course is an activity-based class and is only recommended for those who are self-motivated and are strong swimmers. Cardiovascular fitness will be developed throughout the semester through participation in various aquatic activities. Scuba and small craft experiences may require the class to participate in off-campus field trips.
    087960
    Movement 2 Music
    Infinite Campus Name: MOVEMENT 2 MUSIC
    Grade(s): 10 - 12
    Prerequisite:  Completion of Physical Fitness Concepts Course
    1/2 PE credit each semester

    This course allows students an opportunity to participate in a variety of individual fitness pursuits, such as Pilates, Yoga, Zumba, Walking, and Aerobics (Step, Dance, and Water). Music will be incorporated to help entertain students as they engage in moderate-to-vigorous physical fitness. Students will develop their competency in rhythms, dance, and fitness skills that will enable them to confidently and safely pursue personal fitness opportunities. Students will be expected to assess their personal fitness and develop a personal health plan, incorporating fitness training principles and dietary guidelines. This course meets the second 1/2 physical education credit requirement for graduation.
    087970
    Yoga for Fitness and Wellbeing
    Infinite Campus Name: YOGA FOR FITNESS & WELLBEING
    Grade(s): 10 - 12 
    Prerequisite:  Completion of Physical Fitness Concepts Course
    1/2 PE credit each semester 

    Yoga uses postures & stretches in combination with the breath while holding the poses to develop flexibility & relaxation. This class encourages proper alignment of the body, often includes breathing & meditation techniques to bring balance, strength & calmness to the student. We will cover several different types of yoga & Pilate styles. Resistance training will help tone & strengthen the students muscles, tendons, etc. Students will learn the importance on the connection between the mind & body. 
    085950
    Let's Move Together
    Infinite Campus Name: LET'S MOVE TOGETHER
    Grade(s): 09 - 12
    Prerequisite:  Counselor approval
    1/2 PE credit each semester
     
    This course provides instruction for students with unique abilities in the area of physical education. Students will develop physical and fundamental motor skills and patterns (throwing, catching, walking , running), as well as skills in aquatics, dance, and individual group games and sports. Each student will be working together with general education mentors in grades 10-12, to increase competency in fitness and sport skills, and increase enjoyment of physical activity.
    087950
    P.E. Mentor
    Infinite Campus Name: P.E. MENTOR
    Grade(s): 10 - 12
    Prerequisite:  Fit. Con., 2nd Required P.E. Course, approval of department
    1/2 Elective credit each semester

    This course will give students the opportunity to improve their skills in mentoring others as they serve as assistants for students with physical and developmental disabilities who are enrolled in Physical Education. Students will take on the role of buddies to provide leadership in a variety of physical fitness games and activities.