Health and Physical Education

Photo of teachers in the phys ed departmentImagine a unique education opportunity of learning in a classroom and then applying that knowledge to your own life! The Department of Health & Physical Education provides students this experience through a combination of integrating current training practices, proven strategies and a positive, healthy learning environment.

The emphasis of the Health & Physical Education program is on physical activity. The program promotes enjoyment of, and regular participation in, physical activity, and healthy active living. The courses will help students understand how their personal actions and decisions will affect their health, fitness, and well-being. All courses address relevant health issues and provide student with a wide variety of activities that promote fitness, the development of living skills and personal competence.

The grade nine Healthy Active Living course focuses upon promoting physical activity while learning movement skills. Creating a foundation for personal fitness and wellness is an objective for the course as well as goal-setting and recognizing and nurturing leadership skills. The health topics investigate healthy sexuality, consent, the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco and various other drugs. The ten, eleven and twelve Healthy Active Living courses compliment the grade nine courses by continuing the pursuit and commitment to physical activity and wellness. A focus on communication, decision-making, time-management skills and developing a strong work ethic are key components to each unit. The health units focus upon healthy relationships, group dynamics, conflict-resolution, personal safety, proper use of social media, and mental health.

The grade ten Personal Fitness courses introduces students to a variety of movement skills to help them increase their physical literacy and functional fitness. Student are given opportunities to practice goal-setting, decision-making, social, and interpersonal skills. Students will also study the principals of training, training systems, the importance of being functionally fit and nutrition. The grade senior Personal Fitness courses challenge the students to develop and follow a fitness and healthy nutrition options. The students analyze the affects of health and wellness in our community and examine the number of health issues affecting society today.

The Leadership course recognizes and develops the innate leader in all of us. The students work on developing their communication skills, interpersonal relations, team-work and conflict management skills and strive to apply these proficiently to the various tasks assigned to them.

The grade twelve Exercise Science course studies human physiology, biomechanics, anatomy, neuromuscular concepts and bioenergetics. The course uses labs as a vehicle to create comprehension between theory and application. Each course is geared toward empowering and preparing the students for a career beyond high school in the multi-faceted world of work.

For more information about our curriculum please view our course outlines or click here to read the Ontario Health & Physical Education Curriculum.

Click Below for HPE Courses and Pathways

Please click on the course code for more information and course outlines:

Health & Physical Education Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
Healthy Active Living PPL1O PPL2O PPL3O PPL4O
Personal Fitness
Recreation & Healthy Active Living Leadership

Exercise Science



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