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Health and Physical Education

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CodeCourse NameGradeTypePrerequisite
PPL1OHealthy Active Living Education9OpenNone
PPL2OHealthy Active Living Education10OpenNone
PPL3OHealthy Active Living Education11OpenNone
PPL4OHealthy Active Living Education12OpenNone
PPZ3CHealth for Life11CollegeNone
PLF4MRecreation and Healthy Active Living Leadership12University/ CollegeAny Health and Physical Education course
PSK4UIntroductory Kinesiology12UniversityGrade 11 Science, University or University/College, or Grade 11 or 12 Health and Physical Education course

Course descriptions

PPL1O – PPL Series: Healthy Active Living Education Grade 9-12

1 credit, Open, Prerequisite: None

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.

*NOTE: Students may select PPL1O and/or a focus course from the PPL1O series (PAF, PAL, PAI, PAR, PAD). Please see the brief descriptors for these Focus courses listed at the end of the PPL series and refer to the specific school addendum to select from the Focus courses offered at your school.

 

PPL2O – Healthy Active Living Education

1 credit, Open, Prerequisite: None

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.

*NOTE: Students may select PPL2O and/or a focus course from the PPL2O Series (PAF, PAL, PAI, PAR, PAD). Please see the brief descriptors for these focus courses listed at the end of the PPL series and refer to the specific school addendum to select from the focus courses offered at your school.

 

PPL3O – Healthy Active Living Education

1 credit, Open, Prerequisite: None

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. Activity fees may be applied. Please check with the Physical and Health Education Dept. in your school.

*NOTE: Students may select PPL3O and/or a focus course from the PPL3O series (PAF, PAL, PAI, PAR, PAD). Please see the brief descriptors for these focus courses listed at the end of the PPL series and refer to the specific school addendum to select from the focus courses offered at your school.

 

PPL4O – Healthy Active Living Education

1 credit, Open, Prerequisite: None

This course enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices. It places special emphasis on how students can maintain the habits of healthy, active living throughout their lives as they make the transition to adulthood and independent living. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities in a variety of settings, students can 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. Activity fees may be applied. Please check with the Physical and Health Education Dept. in your school.

*NOTE: Students may select PPL4O and/or a focus course from the PPL 4O series (PAF, PAL, PAI, PAR, PAD). Please see the brief descriptors for these focus courses listed at the end of the PPL series and refer to the specific school addendum to select from the focus courses offered at your school.

 

FOCUS Courses in the PPL Series

(Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12)

The HALE (Healthy Active Living Education) courses may also be delivered with a focus on a particular group of physical activities as the medium through which students will achieve the curriculum expectations. All focus courses must include the healthy living expectations and must integrate the development of living skills throughout the course. The intent behind focus courses is not to focus on a single sport – in other words, not to offer a “basketball course” but rather to give students the opportunity to experience a variety of physical activities as they acquire knowledge and skills related to healthy living. Examples of HALE focus courses: Healthy Living and Outdoor Activities, Healthy Living and Personal and Fitness Activities, Healthy Living and Large-Group Activities, Healthy Living and Individual and Small-Group Activities. A student may take more than one HALE course for credit in each of Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12, provided that the focus of each course is different.

The possible focus courses (with the corresponding course codes) are:

PAF – Healthy Active Living Education: focus on a minimum of 4 Personal and Fitness Activities

Course code for each grade:
All Girls’ classes – PAF1OF, PAF2OF, PAF3OF, PAF4OF
All Boys’ classes – PAF1OM, PAF2OM, PAF3OM, PAF4OM
Co-ed classes – PAF1OR, PAF2OR, PAF3OR, PAF4OR

PAI – Healthy Active Living Education: focus on a minimum of 4 Individual and Small Group Activities

All Girls’ classes – PAI1OF, PAI2OF, PAI3OF, PAI4OF
All Boys’ classes – PAI1OM, PAI2OM, PAI3OM, PAI4OM
Co-ed classes – PAI1OR, PAI2OR, PAI3OR, PAI4OR

PAL – Healthy Active Living Education: focus on a minimum of 4 Large-group Activities

All Girls’ classes – PAL1OF, PAL2OF, PAL3OF, PAL4OF
All Boys’ classes – PAL1OM, PAL2OM, PAL3OM, PAL4OM
Co-ed classes – PAL1OR, PAL2OR, PAL3OR, PAL4OR

PAR – Healthy Active Living Education: focus on Rhythm and Movement

All Girls’ classes – PAR1OF, PAR2OF, PAR3OF, PAR4OF
All Boys’ classes – PAR1OM, PAR2OM, PAR3OM, PAR4OM
Co-ed classes – PAR1OR, PAR2OR, PAR3OR, PAR4OR

PAD – Healthy Active Living Education: focus on Outdoor Activities

All Girls’ classes – PAD1OF, PAD2OF, PAD3OF, PAD4OF
All Boys’ classes – PAD1OM, PAD2OM, PAD3OM, PAD4OM
Co-ed classes – PAD1OR, PAD2OR, PAD3OR, PAD4OR

Activity fees for some courses will vary depending on the additional costs to run the program. Please check with the Physical and Health Education Dept. in your school.

Students may take the following additional Health and Physical Education courses– PPZ3O, PLF4C and PSE4U for credit along with courses from the PPL Series Courses.

PPZ3C – Health for Life

1 credit, College, Prerequisite: None

This course enables students to examine the factors that influence their own health practices and behaviours as well as those factors that contribute to the development of healthy communities. It emphasizes the concept of wellness, which addresses all aspects of well-being – physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual, and social – and promotes healthy eating, physical activity, and building and maintaining a positive sense of self. Students will develop the skills necessary to make healthy choices and create a personal wellness plan. They will also design initiatives that encourage others to lead healthy, active lives. The course prepares students for college programs in health sciences, fitness, wellness, and health promotion. (Students may take Health for Life in addition to a course in Healthy Active Living for credit in Grade 11 if they choose to do so)

 

PLF4M – Recreation and Healthy Active Living Leadership

1 credit, University/College, Prerequisite: Any health and physical education course

This course enables students to explore the benefits of lifelong participation in active recreation and healthy leisure and to develop the leadership and coordinating skills needed to plan, organize, and safely implement recreational events and other activities related to healthy, active living. Students will also learn how to promote the benefits of healthy, active living to others through mentoring and assisting them in making informed decisions that enhance their well-being. The course will prepare students for university programs in physical education and health and kinesiology and for college and university programs in recreation and leisure management, fitness and health promotion, and fitness leadership. A completed application and/or teacher recommendation may be required for this course selection.

 

PSK4U – Introductory Kinesiology

1 credit, University, Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 University or University/College preparation course in science, or any Grade 11 or 12 course in health and physical education

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.