Kinesiology

Kinesiology

Kinesiology Department Philosophy

The philosophy of the Bishop Kelly High School Physical Education Department will reflect the school’s commitment to educating the total person- spiritually, intellectually, and physically. To supplement the spiritual and intellectual growth of the individual student, the department will provide students a program of course offerings which will be designed to foster lifelong habits of good health and fitness.

ATTENTION STUDENTS!  Any courses marked with an “*” after the course name require you to complete an Application Form. Please expand courses below to access their specific “Required Application Form” links at the bottom of each course description.

Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Boy’s P.E., First Semester (S1)
Girl’s P.E., First Semester (S1)
Boy’s P.E., Second Semester (S2)
Girl’s P.E., Second Semester (S2)

Two semesters of physical education credits are required for high school graduation. The core PE classes focus on principles of a healthy lifestyle. Fitness and wellness concepts will be taught and assessed. Students will be involved in a variety of team and individual sports as well as fitness and conditioning activities. The physical activities will depend on student interest, facility availability, and fitness value.

(Weights and Conditioning as well as Lifetime Fitness are accepted as PE credits after completion of one semester of regular PE.

*For the class of 2022 and beyond, one credit of P.E. may be met through 85 contact hours in a school sport as approved by counselor. Credit for Online P.E. will no longer be accepted, except for extenuating circumstances approved by counselor and/or administration.

Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
First Semester (S1); Second Semester (S2)

The students have been blessed with one body, mind, and spirit. The Health curriculum will provide the practical knowledge that will assist students in making healthy lifestyle choices to maximize continuing wellness throughout life, mentally, socially and physically. Goal setting and decision making strategies will be incorporated in units discussing fitness, nutrition, personal relationships and human sexuality. Students will examine several of the body systems by identifying anatomy of the body as well as physiological function of musculoskeletal, endocrine, cardio respiratory, immune, digestive, excretory systems and human reproductive systems. Relationships, dating, maturity as they relate to adolescent sexuality will also be discussed. Substance use, misuse and abuse will be examined within the realm of personal decision making as well as the legal aspects of risk behaviors. Discussion of the legal aspects of substance use, possession, search and seizure, digital citizenship and internet safety will be facilitated by law enforcement officers.

Grade Levels: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Application Required
First Semester (S1); Second Semester (S2)
Course fee $35/semester

This is an introductory course to sports medicine, which will provide the student with an opportunity to learn about sports medicine and related healthcare fields. This is a participatory class consisting of classroom and lab work. The course will focus on learning about Bishop Kelly’s sports medicine team and how it is managed. Hands-on skills will include first aid skills, CPR certification, taping, wrapping, simple wound care, emergency procedures, athletic practice, management, and athletic game management. This semester requires 20 hours of practical experience (in the training room and/or during games) outside of the classroom.

Grade Levels: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Introduction to Sports Medicine
Full Year (FY)
Course fee $35/semester

This is an in-depth sports medicine course, which will provide the student with an opportunity to learn more advanced aspects of sports medicine and related healthcare fields. This is a participatory class consisting of classroom and lab work. The course focus on the science of athletic training, including basic human anatomy, physiology, and rehabilitation as it relates to common athletic injuries. Students will also learn about common fitness, strengthening and flexibility activities for the purpose of preventing injuries. Their hands-on student athletic training skills will be advanced and improved throughout this semester. This semester requires 20 hours of practical experience outside of the classroom. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in HOSA. HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in HSE programs.

Grade Levels: 12
Prerequisite: Instructor Approval
Full Year (FY)
Course Fee $35/semester

The Sports Medicine Internship is designed for students looking for more hands-on experience in the field of athletic training. Interns will be working with a range of sports teams after school, depending on semester. There is no classroom component for this internship. Students applying for the Sports Medicine Internship must have taken both Intro to Sports Medicine and Advanced Sports Medicine.

Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: One semester of Physical Education
First Semester (S1); Second Semester (S2)

Weights and conditioning is a co-ed course available to all students. The course stresses increasing muscular strength and endurance as well as cardiovascular fitness. Students participate in a variety of lifting programs using both free-weights and machines. This course stresses physical fitness through other activities such as running, jumping rope, plyometrics, nutrition and other activities to meet the needs of students. Students must complete one semester of Girls or Boys P.E. before taking weights and conditioning for credit. Weights and Conditioning class will count towards the required physical education credits after a student has taken one semester of regular physical education. Incoming freshmen are allowed to take the summer strength and conditioning to get fit for their fall athletics without receiving credit.

Grade Levels: 11, 12
Prerequisite: One semester of Girls/Boys Physical Education
First Semester (S1); Second Semester (S2)
Course fee $75/semester

Bishop Kelly Lifetime Fitness class will focus on providing all Bishop Kelly students with the knowledge and skills essential to selecting and implementing activities which will insure long-term wellness. It is hoped that students will enter the class with an open mind to learning new activities and walk away with a gained understanding and appreciation for the value of exercise. All activities will build upon motor skills employing individual activities and dual sports emphasizing rules and fair play. Personal fitness activities will provide basic principles of training that emphasizes rules and fair play, all components of health-related fitness including cardiorespiratory endurance, muscle strength and endurance, flexibility and injury prevention. Due to class size limits; students may take Lifetime Fitness, once, unless enrollment numbers result in available space for students to retake course.

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