Physical Education and Health

The mission of the Wesleyan School Physical Education Department is to honor and glorify God by teaching and motivating our students to pursue a lifetime of good health and to know the joy of an active lifestyle.

9th Grade

Health (required)

Online Health

Female Strength and Conditioning

Male Strength and Conditioning

Dance 

10th Grade

Health (if not completed in 9th grade)

Online Health

Female Strength and Conditioning

Male Strength and Conditioning  

Male Sports Performance Training

Female Sports Performance Training 

Dance
11th Grade

Health (if not completed in 9th grade)

Online Health

Female Strength and Conditioning

Male Strength and Conditioning

Male Sports Performance Training

Female Sports Performance Training

Dance

Lifetime Activities

12th Grade

Health (if not completed in 9th grade)

Online Health

Female Strength and Conditioning

Male Strength and Conditioning

Male Sports Performance Training

Female Sports Performance Training 

Dance

Lifetime Activities

Course Descriptions

Health

Health and Fitness is a semester-long course that is a requirement for graduation. It is primarily taught to ninth grade students. This class includes an introduction to Basic Life Support/CPR, suicide awareness, and ADAP (Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program) certification - a requirement for students under the age of 18 to get their Georgia driver’s license. A variety of health and fitness related topics will be studied and discussed: elements of health; components of health and fitness; mental health; body image; eating disorders; nutrition; body composition, and stress. This course includes weekly classroom lectures and discussions, written examinations, and fitness labs and physical assessment procedures.

Prerequisite: None
Light Homework
Semester Course

Online Health

Online Health is offered over the summer. The entire course is completely online. It is offered as an alternative for the HS health course offered during the school year. The idea behind the online health course is to help open up space in your schedule for another elective or a free period. We will be sending more information about the online health course to you and your parents.

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Prerequisite: None
See the program intro letter/FAQ for more information

Female Strength and Conditioning

Female Strength & Conditioning is a one semester elective course for freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. It is a prerequisite for Sport Performance Training. This course is designed specifically for our female students in an effort to provide both programming and a training environment to best support their fitness goals. This course will offer students the opportunity to learn performance training methodologies and terminology. Students will also learn basic principles of strength training, physical fitness, speed and agility training, and sports nutrition. Students should expect to develop greater neuromuscular control and coordination (injury prevention); muscular endurance and general physical conditioning during the semester. Leadership and character development are also entrenched in the dynamics of this class.

Prerequisite: None
Light Homework
Semester Course
*Course May be Coed depending on enrollment*

Male Strength and Conditioning

Male Strength and Conditioning is a one semester elective course for freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. It is a prerequisite for Sport Performance Training. This course will offer the student the opportunity to learn basic performance training methodologies and terminology. Students will evaluate proper functional movement patterns, identify movement dysfunctions and asymmetries, and learn corrective exercises to improve movement quality and safety. Students should expect to develop an increase in neuromuscular control, general physical conditioning, strength, and power during the semester. Students must demonstrate movement mastery in order to advance levels of training. Special emphasis will be placed on goal setting, performance based nutrition, hydration, & recovery techniques. Leadership and character development are entrenched in dynamics of this class.

Prerequisite: None
Light Homework
Semester Course
*Course May be Coed depending on enrollment*

Male Sports Performance Training

Sport Performance Training is a one-semester, elective course for sophomores, juniors, and seniors that have completed Strength and Conditioning. This course will operate in the same fashion as its prerequisite, with additional emphasis on exercise science and technology. Students will be challenged with advanced movements, accommodating resistance equipment, and power output technology. Students will also take on more leadership in the area of program development as it pertains to specific agreed upon personal goals.

Prerequisite: Strength and Conditioning
No Homework
Semester Course

Female Sports Performance Training

Sports Performance Training is a one-semester, elective course for female students that have completed Strength and Conditioning. This course will operate in the same fashion as its prerequisite, with additional emphasis on exercise science and technology. Students will be challenged with advanced movements, accommodating resistance equipment, and power output technology. Students will also take on more leadership in the area of program development as it pertains to specific agreed upon personal goals.

Prerequisite: Strength and Conditioning
No Homework
Semester Course

Dance

Students will examine various forms of dance as a creative art form and develop a strong technique base to improve strength, flexibility, grace, and endurance. Students will explore roles as dance performers with the opportunity to present small group works.

Prerequisite: Available to students in grades 9-12.
No Homework
Semester Course
Limited to a maximum of 12 students.

Lifetime Activities

Lifetime Activities is a Pass/Fail semester-long course in which students participate in a number of different fitness-related sports and activities. The prerequisite for this course is the successful completion of 9th grade Health and Fitness. Students will be introduced to a variety of sports, fitness and leisure activities that will help them gain an understanding of how to maintain an active lifestyle while developing an appreciation for activities of all types. Possible topics include: Pickle Ball, swimming, hiking, golf, basketball, tennis, bowling, archery, and fishing.

Prerequisite: Available to Juniors and Seniors only.
No Homework
Semester Course