Physical Education

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 sponsor a program of course offerings which will be designed to foster life-long habits of good health and fitness.

Courses and Prerequisites:


Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12

Course ID# 801 – Boy’s P.E., First Semester (S1)
Course ID# 811 – Girl’s P.E., First Semester (S1)
Course ID# 802 – Boy’s P.E., Second Semester (S2)
Course ID# 812 – 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.  Please print and fill out this form to Request a Directed Athletics Credit 


Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12

Course ID# 851 – First Semester (S1)
Course ID# 852 – 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 life-style choices to maximize continuing wellness throughout life. Student’s health is in their hands more so today than ever before. Risk of getting chronic disease increases dramatically by developing negative health habits. Students will be encouraged to make choices that will facilitate the students understanding the importance of physical fitness, healthy diet, and mental and spiritual health. The students will take self-inventory of their current life-style and choices they make and evaluate how their quality and quantity of life are impacted by these current choices. This course will assist in providing students with the information needed to make healthy life-style choices which will benefit their overall quality of life, socially, mentally, and physically.


Grade Levels: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Fall Semester – None
Spring Semester – Must complete and pass the fall semester class

Course ID# 831 – First Semester (S1)
Course ID# 832 – Second Semester (S2)

This is an introductory course to sports medicine, which will provide the student with an opportunity to learn about sports medicine and related health care fields. This is a participatory class consisting of classroom and lab work.

The Fall Semester will focus on learning about Bishop Kelly’s sports medicine team and how it is managed as well as, hands-on athletic training skills. 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.

The Spring Semester will 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.


Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: One semester of Physical Education (Incoming freshman may take in summer prior to their freshman year for no credit)

Course ID# 821 – First Semester (S1)
Course ID# 822 – Second Semester (S2)

Weights and Conditioning is a coed 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, jump 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.


Grade Levels: 11, 12
Prerequisite: One semester of Girls/Boys Physical Education

Course ID# 841 – First Semester (S1)
Course ID# 842 – Second Semester (S2)

Bishop Kelly Lifetime Fitness class will focus on providing all Bishop Kelly students with the knowledge and skills essential to selection 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 all components of health-related fitness including cardio respiratory 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 the course.