STEM Academy

Health & Wellness
 
 
HEALTH & PHYSICAL WELLNESS IN THE 21 ST CENTURY I
The first course of Physical Wellness in the 21 st Century is designed to promote general health and physical activity as well as disease prevention as central components. The focus is on fitness for the purpose of beneficial experiences, attitudes, knowledge and skills that foster a lifelong active life style. Students set personal goals and participate in physical activities that incorporate the health components of fitness through an inquiry and project based approach that emphasizes a broad scope of independent and collaborative projects designed to enhance cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, endurance, flexibility and body composition. All lessons emphasize attention to the cognitive, affective and behavioral components of physical activity.
 
HEALTH & PHYSICAL WELLNESS IN THE 21 ST CENTURY II
This course expands upon the goals of Physical Wellness in the 21 st Century I and continues to improve students’ individual levels of fitness. Students are required to design and implement personal fitness programs in order to incorporate healthy components of fitness and wellbeing into their personal lives. Students wi ll deepen their knowledge of human anatomy, exercise, physiology, diet and nutrition.
 
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