Health and Physical Education

Course Titles

Health 8HS HealthPE 7 and 8HS PECIHS Advanced Fitness and Physical Education – (PHED 151 – SUNY Cobleskill)

Course Descriptions

Health 8

Grade: 8 (this course will be offered every year)
Credits: N/A
Prerequisite: None
Weight for Ranking: N/A

Description: Intermediate level (grade 8) students are required to take 8th grade health.  The curriculum is based on:  A Guidance Document for Achieving the New York State Standards in Health Education – 2005.  Intermediate level health curriculum includes:  self-management, relationship management, stress management, communication, decision making, planning and goal setting, advocacy, physical activity and nutrition, HIV/AIDS, sexual risk, alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, family life, unintentional injury prevention, violence prevention, mental health, and human sexuality. 

Requirements this course fulfills: This course meets the NYSED requirement for Jr. High health. 

HS Health

Grade: 9-12 (this course will be offered every year)
Credits: N/A
Prerequisite: None
Weight for Ranking: N/A

Description: All high school students are required to take high school health.  Due to the sensitivity of some material covered, this course is recommended for students in grades 10-12. The curriculum is based on: A Guidance Document for Achieving the New York State Standards in Health Education – 2005. Topics include but are not limited to: self-management, relationship management, stress management, communication, decision making, planning and goal setting, advocacy, physical activity and nutrition, HIV/AIDS, sexual risk, alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, family life, unintentional injury prevention, violence prevention, mental health, and human sexuality.

Requirements this course fulfills: This course fulfills the .5 health requirement needed for graduation.

PE 7 and 8

Grade: 7 (this course will be offered every year)
Credits: N/A
Prerequisite: None
Weight for Ranking: N/A

Description: Physical Education is an integral part of a student’s physical and mental well-being.  We offer a diverse number of activities to provide students with the opportunities to develop cooperative and leadership skills.  We also offer many team, individual, and lifetime sports as part of our units at all levels.  Fitness is a vital component of our curriculum as well.  The junior high levels focus mostly on awareness of personal fitness and the basics of exercise.  It is the goal of the Middleburgh Central School Physical Education Department to instill in every student the components necessary in maintaining a healthy existence throughout his/her lifetime.

Requirements this course fulfills: This course fulfills the NYSED requirement for Jr. High Physical Education.

HS PE

Grade: 9-12 (this course will be offered every year)
Credits: N/A
Prerequisite: None
Weight for Ranking: N/A

Description: Physical Education is an integral part of a student’s physical and mental well-being.  We offer a diverse number of activities to provide students with the opportunities to develop cooperative and leadership skills.  We also offer many team, individual, and lifetime sports as part of our units at all levels.  Fitness is a vital component of our curriculum as well.  The junior high levels focus mostly on awareness of personal fitness and the basics of exercise.  It is the goal of the Middleburgh Central School Physical Education Department to instill in every student the components necessary in maintaining a healthy existence throughout his/her lifetime.

Requirements this course fulfills: This course fulfills the graduation requirement for Physical Education that is needed each year of high school.

CIHS Advanced Fitness and Physical Education – (PHED 151 – SUNY Cobleskill)

Grade: 11-12 (this course will be offered every year)
Credits: 1 credit – full-year class (1 college credit)
Prerequisite: Students must be in 11th or 12th grade, play at least one varsity sport and/or have an interest in pursuing a career in a fitness related field.
Weight for Ranking: 1.05

Description: By the end of the class students will understand, explain, and demonstrate a proficient level of fitness concepts by developing and creating fitness plans for themselves and others.  Students will learn about the five dimensions of health-related physical fitness and the six dimensions of skills-related physical fitness as they relate to maintaining a healthy and wellness-driven lifestyle.  Students will spend time in each dimension learning and developing their fitness knowledge in order to understand and develop fitness plans to reach the goals one might have.  Nutrition will also be a topic area that works hand in hand with fitness concepts and the development of the fitness plan.  Without the knowledge and practices associated with a well-balanced nutritional plan, fitness goals may never be reached.  Students will develop the knowledge, skills and practice proper nutrition based off of the My Food Plate practice and other specific nutritional practices performed by training specific needs.

Requirements this course fulfills: This course will meet the graduation requirement for health and for PE.  Students will also be able to earn college credit.