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Physical Education

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The Mission Vista Physical Education Department is committed to offering a rigorous, challenging, comprehensive and all-inclusive program that promotes fitness and overall wellness.  Although the skills and course descriptions of each of our classes may be different they will all include the following components of fitness:  Cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, strength, flexibility, power, speed, agility, coordination, stamina, accuracy and balance. Please follow this link to access the PE Homepage: T-WolvesCrossFit.com. 


Kinesiology 1 (P101)

(Abbr. Transcript Title: KINS PE1)

Grade Level: 9     

Prerequisite: None

Functional fitness focused on honing physical skills, athletic tasks, and enhancing energy systems. Increasing work capacity and discipline across multiple modalities. Group interaction, problem-solving, and growth mindset required! An overall introduction and application to fit living.

*State mandated fitness testing participation.



PE Beginning Fitness and Weights (P125)

(Abbr. Transcript Title: PE Beg Sit/Wts)

Grade Level: 10-12, or 9 after completion of Kinesiology 1     

Prerequisite: None

If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, or just want to look and feel better, then this is the class for you.

In this class, you will discover how to gain skills in weight training, Crossfit, functional training, flexibility and nutrition You will also create a personal fitness plan.

This class will empower you to make real choices that will ignite you and your peers  to maintain a healthy lifestyle

“Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.” – Yoda, Jedi Master


PE Intermediate Fitness and Weights (P135)

(Abbr. Transcript Title: PE Int Fit/Wts)

Grade Level: 10-12, or 9 after completion of Kinesiology 1

Prerequisite: PE Beginning Fitness and Weights or teacher recommendation

Do you want to make some gains? This is where you begin

If you are looking to explore mid-level weight resistance techniques, engage in vigorous cardiorespiratory exercises and design a fitness plan. This is the course for you.

This class will challenge you to build habits that will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.


PE Advanced Fitness and Weights (P140)

(Abbr. Transcript Title: PE Adv Fit/Wts)

Grade Level: 10-12

Prerequisite: PE Intermediate Fitness and Weights or teacher recommendation

Do you want to make some gains? This is where you begin

If you are looking to explore mid-level weight resistance techniques, engage in vigorous cardiorespiratory exercises and design a fitness plan. This is the course for you.

This class will challenge you to build habits that will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle


P.E. Team Sports (P150)

(Abbr. Transcript Title: PE Team Sports)

Grade Level: 10-12, or 9 after completion of Kinesiology 1     

Prerequisite: None

Are you a team player? Have you heard the expression:“Together Everyone Achieves More!

Team Sports is the class for you!

This class may  include but not limited to activities like volleyball, badminton, pickle-ball, soccer, basketball, floor hockey, and  team handball


Aerobics (P208)

(Abbr. Transcript Title: PE Aerobics)

Grade Level: 10-12, or 9 after completion of Kinesiology 1     

Prerequisite: None

Build a foundation of fitness to improve your quality of life.  By taking this course, you will improve your cardiovascular endurance through a variety of aerobic exercises centered on rhythmic or beginning dance movements.  Previous dance skills are not required!  These exercises will include but will not be limited to “Jazzercise”, “Zumba”, kick-boxing, cardio, plyometrics, cardio abs, “Insanity/Tae Bo”, step training, interval training, and circuit training.  This class is intended to increase your cardiovascular endurance, strength, and flexibility in a fun and unique way to music.


PE Yoga (P410)

(Abbr. Transcript Title: PE Yoga)

Grade Level: 10-12, or 9 after completion of Kinesiology 1     

Prerequisite: None

By taking this course, you will be introduced to the basics of yoga as a lifelong fitness activity, very close to what would be seen in a regular yoga studio.  Yoga is a form of exercise that focuses on the integration of body, mind, and breath while practicing a variety of physical yoga postures and movement sequences.  You will learn basic posture, breathing, balance, and relaxation techniques while learning motor skills and cognitive knowledge related to beginning, intermediate, and advanced yoga poses.  This class will also integrate the foundational needed for physical fitness that encompasses CrossFit training, cardiorespiratory endurance, and strength in addition to the benefits seen with a regular yoga practice.


PE Fitness (P580)

(Abbr. Transcript Title: PE Fitness)

Grade Level: 10-12, or 9 after completion of Kinesiology 1     

Prerequisite: None

Do you want to be Fortior, Robustior, and Celerior? If you do, this class is for you.

This class  will motivate you to  be Stronger, Fitter, and Faster  You will incorporate  all aspects of fitness including the 10 general physical skills (cardiorespiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy) and metabolic conditioning including, but not limited to High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)  

You will be able to assess your performance in different exercise related tasks to improve and maintain your overall health.


Dance 1 (V300)   

Prerequisite: None 

Meets the UC/CSU “F” requirement

New to dance? Welcome! We will be  learning about movement biomechanics, anatomy, safe practices, and coordination, and all basic fundamentals of dance. Sequentially, studies in Jazz, Contemporary, and Hip-hop dance are all-encompassing as students will understand and articulate each style fully in distinction, history and origin, stylistic evolution, and technique. Dance improvisation and choreographic principles will be studied and applied throughout the term. At the conclusion of this course, dancers will have an understanding of what dance means to them,  a firm understanding of the body, safe practices, dance history, dance identification, movement analysis, and reflection.


Dance 2 (V305)   

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Dance 1 or Audition 

Meets the UC/CSU “F” requirement

Dance 2 segues directly from all principles learned in Dance 1 to refine and strengthen basic technical skills in each dance style. As the class progresses, dancers will build on more complex movement and sequences. This course focuses in depth on movement biomechanics, anatomy, safe practices, and coordination, and intermediate levels of technique. The primary focus of study remains in Jazz, Contemporary, and Hip-hop dance. Articulation of each style in distinction is elevated, history and origin of each style is re-traced, stylistic evolution in performance is explored, and technique is heightened in all movements of study. Movements have increased complexity and are practiced in detail. All unit dances will demonstrate increased coordination, connectedness, and efficiency. Dancers will begin to lead their interpretation of each dance into their performance. Dance improvisation will be utilized more often and improved upon each unit of study.


Dance 3 (V310)   

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Dance 2 or Audition 

Meets the UC/CSU “F” requirement

Dance 3 focuses refinement of technique in all complex movement skills. Complex/difficult technical movements are practiced and mastered. The class will move quickly through each unit of study and choreography will be begin to be processed and grasped quickly. Units of study include Jazz, Contemporary, Hip-hop, Lyrical, Modern, Ballet, Dance Improvisation, and Choreography. History and origin of each style is re-traced and related to what is currently in process, stylistic evolution in performance is proficient, and technique is heightened in all complex movements. Details of performance and technique are expected to be absorbed and performed. All unit dances will contain complex coordination situations, and dancers will be expected to develop advanced connectedness and efficiency in learning large quantities of choreography at a quick pace. Dance improvisation will be strengthened and interpretation of dance expanded. on  


Dance 4 (V315)   

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Dance 3 or Audition 

Meets the UC/CSU “F” requirement

Dance 4 focuses on perfection of technique and all performance aspects including artistic purpose and expression. Complex/difficult technical movements are practiced and taken to new levels of advancement in articulation. The class will move quickly through each unit of study and choreography be processed and grasped quickly. Units of study include Jazz, Contemporary, Hip-hop, Lyrical, Modern, Ballet, Dance Improvisation, and Choreography. History and origin of each style is re-traced and applied during the study of various dance forms. Dancers will be expected to develop advanced connectedness and efficiency in learning large quantities of choreography at a quick pace. Augmented interpretation of each dance will be processed into performance. Dance improvisation will be at performance level.


Athletic PE (P201 & P202)

(Abbr. Transcript Title: PE Athl Fall & PE Athl Spr)

Grade Level: 10-12, or 9 after completion of Kinesiology 1     

Prerequisite: Varsity Athlete with Application Approval

Varsity athletes complement their on/off-season training programs with sport-specific exercise and skill acquisition. Investigate and prepare for NCAA requirements in both athletics and academics.

*Offered 4th period only.


Independent Study PE (P020)

(Abbr. Transcript Title: IndStdy PE)

Grade Level: 10-12, or 9 after completion of Kinesiology 1     

Prerequisite: Application Approval

Only elite athletes are eligible for Independent Study PE.  The sport the ISPE student excels in cannot be offered at the high schools. Students requesting enrollment for Independent Study PE should complete the form with their site administrator and/or Athletic Director.  The approved forms will be sent to the District Coordinator of Independent Study PE for final approval. Students in the ISPE Program must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA, or they will be transferred to an on-campus PE class.



 

Last Update 1.17.19