WELLNESS All students are required to take the corresponding Health and Physical Education classes in order to graduate.
Health I Semester Course Grade 9 160111 Health I is a required course for all 9th grade students. The major objective is to prepare all students to become informed, responsible members of society, especially in terms of their health choices. Units covered include social/emotional health and personal health and safety. Topics discussed include but are not limited to; bullying, depression, stress management, substance abuse and reproductive health.
Health II Semester Course Grade 10 260110 Health II is a required course for all 10th grade students. The major objective is to help prepare students to become informed, responsible adults regarding their health, behaviors and choices. Units of study include social and emotional health, personal safety, reproductive health and substance abuse prevention.
Physical Education Semester Course Grade 9 168001 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 of physical education is to improve physical fitness through a variety of activities as well as understand the importance of social skills and sportsmanship in a physical setting. Freshmen will begin their wellness path by being introduced to CPR/AED training, team building and cooperative games, fitness, low impact sports and team sports. 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.
Physical Education Semester Course Grade 10 268001 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. 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.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES: During your junior year, you will take one (1) semester course of Physical Education. This is a graduation requirement. You are required to take this course in conjunction with the Civics semester course. During your senior year, you are required to take two (2) physical education electives as a graduation requirement.
Team Sports Semester Course Grades 11, 12 468001 This elective is designed for those interested in team athletic activities. The course will introduce students to the basic skills, strategies and formations needed to play a variety of team sports. Skills will be developed through drills and game situations. Rules, terminology, and safety precautions will be presented. Cooperation and the elements of effective teamwork will be stressed in class. Sports may include the following: soccer, flag football, basketball, floor hockey, volleyball, team handball, and blooperball.
Lifetime and Recreational Games Semester Course Grades 11, 12 468002 This elective is designed to focus on recreational and lifetime activities. Students will learn skills, rules and strategies while participating in individual and group activities. Activities may include the following: badminton, tennis, bocce ball, koob, spike ball, ladder golf, disc golf, and ultimate frisbee. Games are designed to teach sportsmanship, cooperation, leadership, problem solving, and proper game etiquette.
Strength Training & Circuit Training Semester Course Grades 11, 12 468003 This elective is designed to introduce the principles of strength and conditioning, and offers instruction and practice in proper techniques of strength, muscular endurance and flexibility development. Classes will be devoted to safety, proper lifting techniques, and the components of a workout. Classes will take place in the fitness center and will utilize strength training machines and free weights.
Fitness Walking Semester Course Grades 11, 12 468004 This elective is designed for students to improve cardiovascular fitness by walking. Fitness walking is a great opportunity for students to participate in individual fitness activities that can be continued throughout one’s lifetime. Students will learn how fitness walking will benefit them in other activities as well as how to improve their overall well-being and fitness level throughout their life. Various walking activities and assessments will be used throughout the course to keep students motivated. Students will be expected to walk 1.5-2 miles per class period.
Fitness Semester Course Grades 11, 12 468005 This elective is designed to educate students on the benefits of overall wellness and physical activity addressing the five components of fitness. Areas of focus will include the following: cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition. The activities taught in this course will help students enhance their fitness levels and give them a better understanding of overall fitness. Throughout this course students will learn how to exercise in our fitness center and chart their progress. Activities may include: circuit training, aerobic training, stability ball training, medicine ball training, and group fitness activities.
Yoga Semester Course Grades 11, 12 468006 This elective is designed to explore the mind/body connection through the practice of yoga postures, breathing techniques, mindfulness, meditation, and relaxation. This course is designed to promote self-awareness, self-esteem and emphasize different techniques to increase range of motion, flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, and balance.
Life and Relationships Grades 11, 12 320210 This elective course is designed to help students gain a deeper understanding of the development of relationships and responsibilities one faces throughout their lifetime. Students will be given opportunities to discuss the nature of relationships, the natural progression to marriage and the decisions and implications of starting a family. In addition, students will be introduced to the sequences of human development. Topics covered include healthy and unhealthy relationships, communication, cohabitation, marriage and divorce, pregnancy and birth, parenting, and child and adolescent development.
Stress Management Grades 11, 12 320023 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.