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Physical Education

Edgewater HS students are required to take and pass HOPE (Health Opportunities through Physical Education) for graduation. 

The course offered are:

HOPE
The purpose of this course is to develop and enhance healthy behaviors that influence lifestyle choices and student health and fitness. Students will realize the full benefit of this course when it is taught with an integrated approach.

Weight Training
Provides students with opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills in weight training including an assessment of muscular strength and endurance as well as a knowledge of health problems associated with inadequate levels of muscular strength, skeletal muscles, sound nutritional practices, and consumer issues related to weight training.

Basketball
The purpose of this course is to provide students with opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills in basketball that may be used in recreational pursuits today as well as in later life and maintain and/or improve their personal fitness. This course includes sport history, game rules, and basketball fundamentals.

Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
Provides students with opportunities to assess and evaluate common injuries occurring during athletic activity. Special taping and bandaging techniques will be introduced.

First Aid and Safety
This course provides a basic overview of the causes and preventions of unintentional injuries, appropriate emergency responses to those injuries and crisis response planning. Safety education should include cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED), first aid for obstructed airway, and injury prevention.

Team Sports 
The purpose of this course is to develop the physical skills necessary to be competent in many forms of movement, knowledge of team sports concepts such as offensive and defensive strategies and tactics, and appropriate social behaviors within a team or group setting. The integration of fitness concepts throughout the content is critical to the success of this course

Dance Kinesiology and Somatics (Yoga)
Students study the science of movement as it relates to the specific needs of the dancer. Units of instruction may include, but are not limited to, the introduction to kinesiology with the understanding of the body (anatomy and physiology), through personal fitness conditioning (emphasis on yoga, Pilates), fitness concepts and techniques, cardiorespiratory endurance training and nutrition. Public performances may serve as a resource for specific instructional goals. Students may be expected to attend one or more performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom. Students in this class may need to obtain (e.g., borrow, purchase) appropriate footwear and/or dance attire from an outside source.