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Senior High School Core Subject: Physical Education and Health

Physical Education and Health is one of the core subjects under the senior high school curriculum. Some examples of the things that you will learn from taking this subject include:

  • Health-optimizing P.E. (H.O.P.E.) 1
    • Exercise for Fitness
      • Aerobic activities
      • Muscle- and bone strengthening activities (resistance training)
  • Health-optimizing P.E. (H.O.P.E.) 2
    • Sports
      • Individual and Dual sports
      • Team sport
  • Health-optimizing P.E. (H.O.P.E.) 3
    • Dance
      • Traditional (folk and ethnic)
      • Modern and contemporary
      • Ballroom (recreational and competitive)
      • Cheer dance
      • Hip-hop/street dance
      • Festival dance
  • Health-optimizing PE (H.O.P.E.) 4
    • Recreational Activities
      • Aquatics
      • Mountaineering (hiking, trekking, camping, orienteering)

While studying, you will also be asked to demonstrate what you have learned by participating in class activities that may include the following:

  • Relating health behaviors to health risks factors
  • Engaging in moderate to vigorous physical activities for at least 60 minutes most days
  • Analyzing physical signs to decide how much effort to put in physical activities
  • Participating in an organized event that addresses health/fitness issues and concerns
  • Monitoring one’s own condition to avoid dehydration, overexertion, etc during physical activities
  • Identifying school and community resources in case of an injury or emergency
  • Organizing sports event for a target health issue or concern
  • Explaining how to optimize the energy systems for safe and improved performance

These examples only cover the scope of the core subjects. For the scope of the contextualized and specialized subjects, please refer to their respective lists.

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