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Health and Physical Education
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Healthy Active Living (Female) PPL1OF
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.
COURSE NOTE: An activity and uniform fee is due once the course begins
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 9


Healthy Active Living (Male)


PPL1OM
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.
COURSE NOTE: An activity fee and uniform cost is due once the course begins.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 9


Healthy Active Living (Female)


PPL2OF
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.
COURSE NOTE: $40 activity when course begins
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 10


Healthy Active Living (Male)


PPL2OM
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.
COURSE NOTE: $40 activity fee when course begins
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 10


Personal and Fitness Activities (Co-Ed)


PAF3O
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 practice goal-setting, decision-making, coping, social, and interpersonal skills. Students will also study the components of healthy relationships, reproductive health, and personal safety. Improved physical fitness through aerobic and weight training is the main objective of this course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 11


Healthy Active Living (Female)


PPL3OF
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.
COURSE NOTE: $40 activity fee when course begins
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 11


Healthy Active Living (Male)


PPL3OM
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.
COURSE NOTE: $40 activity fee when course begins
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 11


Recreation and Fitness Leadership (Co-Ed)


PLF4C
This course focuses on the development of leadership and coordination skills related to recreational activities. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills required to plan, organize, and implement recreational events. They will also learn how to promote the value of physical fitness, personal well-being, and personal safety to others through mentoring. The course will prepare students for college programs in recreational, leisure, and fitness leadership.
COURSE NOTE: an activity fee will be applied once the course begins
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: PPL4O - Healthy Active Living Education or PPL3OF - Healthy Active Living or PPL3OM - Healthy Active Living


Healthy Active Living Education (Co-Ed)


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.
COURSE NOTE: an activity fee will be applied once the course begins
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 12


Exercise Science (Co-Ed)


PSE4U
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.
COURSE NOTE: A $20 workbook is required
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: PPL4O - Healthy Active Living Education or SBI3U - Biology or SCH3U - Chemistry or SPH3U - Physics or PPL3OF - Healthy Active Living or PPL3OM - Healthy Active Living or SCH3UN - Chemistry-Enriched or SPH3UN - Physics-Enriched-Advanced Placement​