Physical Education

  • In Physical Education, students acquire the knowledge and skills for movement that provide the foundation for enjoyment, continued social development through physical activity, and access to a physically-active lifestyle. The student exhibits a physically-active lifestyle and understands the relationship between physical activity and health throughout the lifespan.  Wylie ISD students are offered a variety of courses in the area of Physical Education.  All students are required to gain 1 credit in the area of Physical Education as a part of their graduation plan.  

Courses

  • Foundations of Personal Fitness
    Credit: 0.5
    Grade: 9-12
    Course Key: 80000F
    Course Name: Foundations of Personal Fitness
    Credit: 0.5
    Grade: 9-12

    Required Prerequisite(s): n/a

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    Foundations of Personal Fitness represents a new approach in physical education. The basic purpose of this course is to motivate students to strive for lifetime personal fitness with an emphasis on the health related components of physical fitness. The knowledge and skills taught in this course include teaching students about the process of becoming fit as well as achieving some degree of fitness within the class. Students are expected to participate in physical activities a minimum of three days per week, as well as, various fitness assessments throughout the semester. The concept of wellness, or striving to reach optimal levels of health, is the cornerstone of this course and is exemplified by one of the course objectives; students designing their own personal fitness program.

    Aerobic Activity
    Credit: 0.5
    Grade: 9-12
    Course Key: 80110C
    Course Name: Aerobic Activity
    Credit: 0.5
    Grade: 9-12

    Required Prerequisite(s): n/a

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    For Aerobic Activity, students will acquire the knowledge and skills for movement that provide the foundation for enjoyment, continued social development through physical activity, and access to a physically active life style. Students are exposed to a variety of activities that promote health related fitness including: Tae Bo, Step Aerobics, Circuit Training, Fitness Walking and Test and Evaluation of Fitness Levels. The concept of wellness, or striving to reach optimal levels of health, is thecornerstone of this course and is exemplified by one of the course objectives; students designing their own personal fitness program. Students will also keep a fitness log throughout the semester.

    Team Sports
    Credit: 0.5
    Grade: 9-12
    Course Key: 80210C
    Course Name: Team Sports
    Credit: 0.5
    Grade: 9-12

    Required Prerequisite(s): n/a

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    Team Sports is designed so that students will have an introduction to a variety of physical activities and develop an understanding of the importance of life-long daily physical activity. Motor skills, fitness levels, sportsmanship, and game knowledge are learned through actual participation in individual/team game activities. Some activities for this course include flag football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, tennis, golf, cardiovascular fitness training, and fitness testing.

    Outdoor Education
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 9-12
    Course Key: 80300D/E
    Course Name: Outdoor Education
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 9-12

    Required Prerequisite(s): n/a

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    Students enrolled in adventure outdoor education are expected to develop competency in outdoor education activities that provide opportunities for enjoyment and challenge. Emphasis is placed upon student selection of activities that also promote a respect for the environment and that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. Physical activities may include: fishing, archery, camping, boating and hunter education.

    Off Campus PE I
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 9-12
    Course Key: 81700D/E
    Course Name: Off Campus PE I
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 9-12

    Required Prerequisite(s): n/a

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    The purpose of the program is to accommodate students who are making a serious effort to develop high level capabilities and to allow them to be involved in an off campus program that provides training exceeding that offered in the school district. The following sports will only be considered: swimming, ballet, ice hockey, ice skating, gymnastics, equestrian, martial arts, fencing, track cycling, and lacrosse. Students applying for Off-Campus Physical Education will be considered under two categories. Category one requires a minimum of fifteen hours of training per week and category two requires a minimum of ten hours of training per week.

    Health I
    Credit: 0.5
    Grade: 9-12
    Course Key: 84000F
    Course Name: Health I
    Credit: 0.5
    Grade: 9-12

    Required Prerequisite(s): n/a

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    In Health 1, students develop skills that will make them health-literate adults. Students gain a deeper understanding of the knowledge and behaviors they use to safeguard their health, particularly pertaining to health risks. Students are taught how to access accurate information that they can use to promote health for themselves and others. Students use problem-solving, research, goal-setting and communication skills to protect their health and that of the community.

    Cheer I
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 9-12
    Course Key: 85000D/E
    Course Name: Cheer I
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 9-12

    Required Prerequisite(s): Student must be selected for Varsity Cheerleading Squad

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    Students will increase their tumbling and cheerleading skills.

    Cheer II
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 10-12
    Course Key: 85100D/E
    Course Name: Cheer II
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 10-12

    Required Prerequisite(s): Student must be selected for Varsity Cheerleading Squad

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    Students will increase their tumbling and cheerleading skills.

    Cheer III
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 11-12
    Course Key: 85208N/O
    Course Name: Cheer III
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 11-12

    Required Prerequisite(s): Student must be selected for Varsity Cheerleading Squad

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    Students will increase their tumbling and cheerleading skills.

    Cheer IV
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 12
    Course Key: 85308N/O
    Course Name: Cheer IV
    Credit: 1
    Grade: 12

    Required Prerequisite(s): Student must be selected for Varsity Cheerleading Squad

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): n/a

    Students will increase their tumbling and cheerleading skills.