The Physical Fitness course is designed to teach students the 4 components of Fitness. They include: Cardiovascular Strength and Endurance, Body Composition, Flexibility, Muscular Strength and Endurance. A large portion of the class is dedicated to Muscular Strength and Muscular Endurance. The class meets two times a week. Students will participate in cardiovascular and muscular strength and endurance activities.
Radnor Physical Fitness Workout Schedule
The Radnor High School Fitness Center
III. Course Goals & Objectives
As an integral part of the total education program, Physical Fitness is designed to promote growth, health, and the development of each individual physically, mentally and socially.
1-Students will be able to identify the major muscle groups in the human body.
2-Students will be able to list numerous exercises that will work out various muscle groups.
3-Students will know the basic fundamentals of lifting weights.
4-Students will understand weight room safety.
5-Students will be able to demonstrate proper spotting and lifting techniques.
6-Students will be able to calculate their target heart rate zone.
7-Students will be able to list the benefits of cardiovascular strength and endurance.
8-Students will understand body composition and why it is important.
9-Students will be able to list the benefits of flexibility.
10-Students will be able to complete the components of a proper workout (warm-up, work-out, and cool-down) and understand why it is important to perform it in that order.
11-Students will understand the importance of muscular strength and endurance.
12-Students will understand why leading and maintaining a life of physical fitness is important.
13-Students will understand circuit training principles.
IV. Course Topics (Summary Outline)
1-Muscular Strength and Endurance
2-Cardiovascular Strength and Endurance
5-Target Heart Rate Zone
V. Assignments & Grading
1-The student will be graded using PEAKS. This is based on their participation, effort, attitude, knowledge and skill.
2-The students will be required to do a muscle project or presentation and/ or group work research.
3-The students will be required to develop and implement a personal weight-training program.