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Douglas Ault

High School Health/Physical Education Teacher
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Health 11.
The purpose of this class is to further educate students in areas of health. The class deals with topics that are critical in the life decisions of our future adults. Topics include function of body systems, dealing with mental illness, suicide, fitness/nutrition, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, human development, STD’s, among others. Students demonstrate learning and knowledge in multiple intelligence projects, peer tutoring, health assessments, and current event essays.

This course offers encouragement for further development of advanced skills, greater
participation in competitive team situations, and emphasis on the enjoyment and skill development of the lifetime individual sports. Swimming, water polo and boating are incorporated into physical education. Students learn to develop basic skills that will lead to a greater interest in aquatic activities in and outside of school. Student grades are based on participation, effort, written assignments and/or written test.

Pre-requisite: Phys Ed Teacher recommendation required to take this course.
This course introduces students to the many different aspects of fitness including nutrition, goal setting, weightlifting, research and fitness testing. A portfolio is required for this course as well as a daily fitness component.

Students will comprehend concepts related to health and disease prevention. Topics covered will include adolescent growth and development, relationships and social health, nutrition, substance abuse, communicable diseases, and non-communicable diseases.


Health 8 provides our students with needed information on crucial problems to assist them in making wise decisions and solutions involving drugs, alcohol and tobacco. Additional topics include 1) body systems, 2) AIDS, 3) communicable diseases, 4) non-communicable diseases, 5) prevention of violence and abuse, 6) first aid and safety.

Categories: High School Teachers
Updated 5 months ago.

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