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Belle River DHS prides itself on exercising a health and physical education curriculum which is based on the vision that knowledge and skills students acquire (in the program) will benefit them throughout their lives and enable them to thrive in an ever-changing world by helping them develop physical and health literacy as well as the comprehension, capacity, and commitment they will need to lead healthy, active lives and promote healthy, active living.

All of the courses listed below are made available to students via the career Cruising link. Full descriptions of courses are located below: 

Grade Course Code Name

9 PPL1OM/F Healthy active living

9 PAI1O Healthy active living education: Hockey Canada Skills Academy

10 PPL2OM/F Healthy active living

10 PAL2O Healthy living and large group activities

11 PPL3OM/F Healthy active living

11 PAL3O Healthy living and large group activities

11 PAF3O Personal and Fitness/Co-Ed

12 PAF4O Personal and fitness activities

12 PSK4U Introductory to kinesiology

12 PSE4U Exercise Science​

G9 PPL1OM/F: This course equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities, students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that provide a foundation for active living. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively.

Gr 9 PAI1O: This course is open to both male and female students with hockey skills ranging from beginner to advanced. Healthy Active Living concepts - Active Participation, Physical Fitness, and Safety will be taught through the facilitation of the game of hockey. Students will have the opportunity to learn and practice basic to advanced hockey skills both on-ice and in a gym setting and to develop goal setting, communication, and social skills. Further emphasis will be placed on the rules, history, and training principles of the game. In class instruction will cover all components of the Healthy Active Living course profile at this grade level. They will investigate issues related to healthy growth and sexuality, the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs and personal safety and injury prevention.

Gr10 PPL2OM/F: This course enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities, students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that provide a foundation for active living. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively.

Gr11 PPL3OM/F: This course enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities and exposure to a broader range
 of activity settings, students enhance their movement competence, personal fitness, and confidence. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively.

Gr12 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 sport, and the physiological, psychological, and social factors that influence an individual’s participation in physical activity and sport. The course prepares students for university programs in physical education and health, kinesiology, health sciences, health studies, recreation, and sports administration.

Gr12 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.

Gr12 PAF4O: This course focuses on the development of a healthy lifestyle with an emphasis on physical fitness. Students will develop individual fitness plans to improve or to maintain a high level of fitness. Regular work-outs will include an emphasis on weight training and cardiovascular training. This course will also focus on designing training programs for specific sport development - preseason, season and post-season training. In addition, students will be given opportunities to refine their decision-making, conflict resolution, and interpersonal skills.

​*information taken from Ontario Secondary Curriculum​​​