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Physical & Health Education in Grades 11 & 12

Grade 11 & 12 PE

PHYSICAL EDUCATION - Grade 11

Students enrolled in Physical Education 11 will participate in a variety of sporting units and activities throughout the year. Individual and team sports will build upon concepts learned in the preceding MYP program. A variety of recreational activities will be introduced to promote lifelong health, fitness and physical activity. Students will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding through research. The improvement of fitness and understanding will be an expected outcome of this course. Students will also focus on developing leadership skills through creating and teaching their own game and building community within AIS.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION - Grade 12

Students enrolled in Physical Education 11 will participate in a variety of sporting units and activities throughout the year. Individual and team sports will build upon concepts learned in the preceding MYP program. A variety of recreational activities will be introduced to promote lifelong health, fitness and physical activity. Students will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding through research. The improvement of fitness and understanding will be an expected outcome of this course. Students will also focus on developing leadership skills through creating and teaching their own game and building community within AIS.

Strength and Fitness

STRENGTH - (Males Only)

Looking to improve your fitness and health? The overall objective of this course is to create a lifelong enthusiasm towards personal health and fitness. This course will teach students the benefits of lifelong training applied through the methods and theories of training for strength and conditioning. Students will develop a personalized health program for their own needs and goals. They will learn the importance of training through various exercises of strength and conditioning. Students will also explore theory topics such as components of fitness, basic training principles, the FITT principle, proper nutrition, and basic anatomy. Students will learn, explore, develop and create exercises based on several training methods such as – free weights, machines, exercise balls, yoga, Pilates, Plyometrics, interval training, kettle bells, mat work and other methods of interest.

FITNESS - (Females only)

The mission of the Physical Education department at AIS is to encourage all students to discover the enjoyment of physical activity and pursue lifelong physical fitness. Fitness I is an activity-based course for females in grades 11-12 who are interested in personal fitness and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The theme for the class is challenge yourself – physically, mentally, and emotionally, in a fun and positive environment! Throughout the duration of this course students will explore activities such as interval, running, circuit, pilates, dance, yoga and resistance training. Students will gain a better understanding of cardiovascular fitness, aerobic exercise, strength training and flexibility. Students will also explore theory topics such as target heart rate zones, the components of fitness, basic training principles, the F.I.T.T. principle, nutrition, body type and basic weight management. They will demonstrate this knowledge through creating displays, presentations, their own work out and through quizzes. The Fitness I course offers fun and memorable opportunities for students to develop key values and attitudes, as it promotes teamwork, leadership, self-respect and respect for others. It is a great place to step out of your comfort zone and build more confidence and a positive self-image alongside other females at AIS.