Health I is a required course for all 9th grade students. The major objective is to prepare all students to become more informed and responsible members of the Somerset Berkley Regional High School community. Areas discussed include: social and emotional health issues, suicide, teen depression, stress management, reproductive anatomy, physiology and current issues including bullying, violence prevention and disease.
Health II Grade 11
Health II is a required course for all 11th grade students. The major objective is to help prepare students to become informed, responsible adults regarding their health, behaviors, issues and choices. Topics include: social and emotional issues, nutrition, alcohol/tobacco and other drugs, sexuality issues especially those dealing with decision-making, violence and society.
Physical Education Grades 9-12
Physical Education is a required course for all Somerset-Berkley Regional High School students. Every student must pass 4 years of physical education. Physical education is an integral part of the school curriculum. The goal is to prepare students for a productive and healthy life through the presentation of units of study on fitness, wellness, activities, and lifetime sports. Students will be given the opportunity to select from a competitive or non-competitive activity for each unit. A complete change of clothing (proper gym attire) is required for all classes. Student should bring a lock to class to lock up their belongings. Clothes will be taken home at the end of each class.
Wellness Department Electives
Life and Relationships Grades 11 & 12
This elective course is designed to help students gain a deeper understanding of the development of relationships and responsibilities one faces throughout a lifetime. The course begins with discussions on the nature of relationships and the natural progression to marriage and the decisions and implications of starting a family. Next is an in-depth study of the normal sequences of human development from conception to death. Issues covered include decision making, pregnancy, birth, child development, adolescence, aging, death and dying. Students are expected to keep accurate notes, perform to the best of their ability on all tests, projects and quizzes, students will be required to write opinion papers based on core concepts, principles of learning with fact based support.
Stress Management Grades 11 & 12
This elective is designed to provide opportunities for students to learn and practice effective stress management techniques by recognizing their stress triggers, being exposed to and exploring specific stress management techniques that work for them, and developing goals for reducing stress in their lives. Students will be given opportunities to self-reflect, set goals, practice implementation of various coping strategies, and connect the importance of stress management to their current and future health. In addition to learning about this important life skill, students will explore careers that help people manage life stressors.