Strength Training

Strength Training, Lifetime Fitness & Team Sports

This course is offered to students interested in strength training and conditioning by using body weight calisthenics, weight training, and cardiovascular exercises. This course also offers skills in team sports such as football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, floor hockey, team handball, and softball. There are academic components to this course - oral report, group activity presentation, weight lifting demonstrations, and a fitness log.


The strength training final is a physical fitness test that tests each students competency within three different areas of fitness. The students will be asked to run (cardiovascular endurance) complete two weighted movements, picking up and item and pressing an item, and finally they must demonstrate control during two more body weight exercises (ie: jumping, crawling, pushup, sit up). The test is 15 minutes in length and will be scored by the amount of points accumulated per exercise in that 15 minute time period. Students will be given opportunities to practice the final exam movements throughout the 45 class periods, as well as have the opportunity to practice the ACTUAL FINAL. Students are challenged to improve their fitness levels by practicing many different movements thus getting stronger and demonstrating improvements in their overall fitness. The test is not a surprise and each students is given opportunity to succeed if they choose to work hard throughout the semester. This is not something you can prepare for overnight. Continuous work throughout the semester will be what it takes to be successful in this course and on the final. Best of Luck.

Deadlift Work

Course Number9340
Grade/Meeting time11 Alternating days, semester
12 Alternating days, semester
10 Alternating days, semester
Graduation RequirementPhysical Education / Wellness
PrerequisiteC or better in 10th Grade Physical Education or PE I
Special ConsiderationMay be repeated for credit with teacher permission. 

Oral Presentation Topics
Detox diets (cleanse)
Overcoming Failure
Benefits of sleep
Saturated and Unsaturated Fats
Training to be a Marine
How to train for a 5k
The Harmful effects of eating process foods
Heat Exhaustion
MSG Monosodium Glutamate
Importance of physical education in schools
Heart Disease and Prevention
The dangers of fast food
Food Additives
Physical Therapy
The Paleo Diet
Healthy Breakfast
Different Weight Lifting Styles
Athletes and Nutrition
Risks of High Fructose Corn Syrup
Benefits of Weight Training
Energy Drinks
Benefits of Stretching
Importance of Brushing your teeth
Effects of drinking soda
Gatorade vs. Water
Benefits of Green Vegetables
Importance of good athletic shoes
Weight Training Safety
Body weight exercises
Obesity in America
Stress Fractures
Shin Splints
Food dyes
Myths about dieting
Importance of physical education
Torn Lateral Collateral Ligament/ ACL Tear
Muscle spasms
Group Exercise
Running Injuries
The Importance of Eating Breakfast
The National Guard