Health and Physical Education

Health and Physical Education


Healthy Active Living Education, Grade 9, Open (PPL1O)

This course emphasizes regular participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong healthy active living. Students will learn movement skills and principles, ways to improve personal fitness and physical competence, and safety and injury prevention. They will investigate issues related to healthy sexuality and the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, and will participate in activities designed to develop goal-setting, communication,

and social skills.

Prerequisite: None


Healthy Active Living Education, Grade 10, Open (PPL2O)

This course emphasizes regular participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong healthy active living. Student learning will include the application of movement principles to refine skills; participation in a variety of activities that enhance personal competence, fitness, and health; examination of issues related to healthy sexuality, healthy eating, substance use and abuse; and the use of informed decision-making, conflict resolution, and social skills in making personal choices.

Prerequisite: None


Healthy Active Living Education, Grade 11, Open (PPL3O)

This course focuses on the development of a healthy lifestyle and participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout their lives. Students will be encouraged to develop personal competence in a variety of movement skills and will be given opportunities to practise goal-setting, decision-making, social, and interpersonal skills. Students will also study the components of healthy relationships, reproductive health, mental health, and personal safety.

Prerequisite: None


Personal Fitness, Grade 11, Open (PAF3O)

This course emphasizes regular participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong healthy active living, personal safety and nutrition. Students will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of enjoyable routine physical activities to improve or maintain their level of cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, muscle endurance and flexibility. The overall goal of this course is for students to attain an improved level of physical fitness and

nutrition while developing an appreciation for new physical activities to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Prerequisite: None


Outdoor Education, Grade 11, Open (PAD3O)

This course focuses on the participation in a variety of outdoor activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout their lives with the acquisition of basic survival skills and various activity skill developments.  Students will be provided with the opportunity to learn about leadership techniques, group dynamics and communication, organization and planning, responsibility, problem-solving and resourcefulness, while acquiring specific outdoor recreation and survival skills.  The goal of experiential learning is to develop self-confidence through a variety of hands-on activity based experiences that will allow students to observe and understand the relationships and human influences in the natural world.

Prerequisite: None


Healthy Active Living Education, Grade 12, Open (PPL4O) This course focuses on the development of a personalized approach to healthy active living through participation in a variety of sports and recreational activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout their lives. Students will develop and implement personal physical fitness plans. In addition, they will be given opportunities to refine their decision making, conflict-resolution, and interpersonal skills, with a view to enhancing their mental health and their relationships with others. Prerequisite: None


Introductory to Kinesiology, Grade 12, University (PSK4U) This course focuses on the study of human movement and of systems, factors, and principles involved in human development. Students will learn about the effects of physical activity on health and performance, the evolution of physical activity and sports, and the factors that influence an individual’s participation in physical activity. The course prepares students for university programs in physical education, kinesiology, recreation, and sports administration. Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 university or university/college preparation course in science, or any Grade 11 or 12 open course in health and physical education


Personal & Fitness Activities, Grade 12, Open (PAF4O)

This course is designed to allow you to improve your physical fitness through various training techniques. This course will allow you to implement previous weight training knowledge into the design and development of various training programs. Similarly you will learn to evaluate the various components of physical fitness.

Prerequisite: None


​Healthy Living and Outdoor Activities, Grade 12, Open (PAD4O1) This course focuses on the participation in a variety of outdoor activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout their lives with the acquisition of basic survival skills and various activity skill developments. Students will be provided with the opportunity to learn about leadership techniques, group dynamics and communication, organization and planning, responsibility, problem-solving and resourcefulness, while acquiring specific outdoor recreation and survival skills. The goal of experiential learning is to develop self-confidence through a variety of hands-on activity based experiences that will allow students to observe and understand the relationships and human influences in the natural world. Prerequisite: None


Recreation and Healthy Active Living Leadership, Grade 12, University/College (PLF4M) This course enables students to explore the benefits of lifelong participation in active recreation and healthy leisure and to develop the leadership and coordinating skills needed to plan, organize, and safely implement recreational events and other activities related to healthy, active living. Students will also learn how to promote the benefits of healthy, active living to others through mentoring and assisting them in making informed decisions that enhance their well-being. The course will prepare students for university programs in physical education and health and kinesiology and for college and university programs in recreation and leisure management, fitness and health promotion, and fitness leadership.

Prerequisite: Any health and physical education course