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PPL 1OW (Girls), PPL 1OY (Boys), PPL 1OZ (Immersion Co-ed) Healthy Active Living Education

This course equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities, students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that provide a foundation for active living. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively.

PPL 2O1 Healthy Active Living Education

This course enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities, students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that provide a foundation for active living. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively.

Note: The following courses have the same expectations as in PPL 2O1 but within a specific program area of focus.

i) PAF 2O1 (Co­ed), PAF 2OW (Girls), PAF 2OY (Boys), Personal and Fitness Activities

The focus of this course is on personal fitness, weight control, healthy lifestyle, and nutrition.

ii) PAL 2O1 (Co­ed) Large Group Activities

The focus of this course is on team skills and training within a large group activity, such as hockey, football, racquet sports, etc.

iii) PPL 2OW (Girls), PPL 2OY (Boys)Healthy Active Living Education

The focus of this course is on a variety of physical activities.

PPL 3O1 Healthy Active Living Education (Co-ed)

This course enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities and exposure to a broader range of activity settings, students enhance their movement competence, personal fitness, and confidence. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively. Note: The following courses have the same expectations as in PPL 3O1 but within a specific program area of focus.

i) PAF 3O1 (Co-ed), PAF 3OW (Girls), PAF 3OY (Boys) Personal and Fitness Activities

The focus of this course is on weight training, cross- country running, swimming, aerobics, and fitness training.

ii) PAI 3O1 Individual and Small Group Activities

The focus of this course is on individual and small group activities such as racquet sports, swimming, fitness, and weight training etc.

iii) PAL 3O1 (Co-ed) Large Group Activities

The focus of this course is on team skills and training within a large group activity, such as hockey, football, racquet sports, etc.

iv) PPL 3OW (Girls), PPL 3OY (Boys) Healthy Active Living Education

The focus of this course is on a variety of physical activities.

PPZ 3C1 Health for Life

This course enables students to examine the factors that influence their own health practices and behaviours as well as those factors that contribute to the development of healthy communities. It emphasizes the concept of wellness, which addresses all aspects of well-being – physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual, and social – and promotes healthy eating, physical activity, and building and maintaining a positive sense of self. Students will develop the skills necessary to make healthy choices and create a personal wellness plan. They will also design initiatives that encourage others to lead healthy, active lives. The course prepares students for college programs in health sciences, fitness, wellness, and health promotion.

PPL 4O1 Healthy Active Living Education (Co-ed)

This course enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices. It places special emphasis on how students can maintain the habits of healthy, active living throughout their lives as they make the transition to adulthood and independent living. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities in a variety of settings, students can enhance their movement competence, personal fitness, and confidence. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively.

Note: The following courses have the same expectations as in PPL 4O1 but within a specific program area of focus.

i) PAF 4O1 (Co-ed), PAF 4OW (Girls), PAF 4OY (Boys) Personal and Fitness Activities

The focus of this course is on physical fitness with an emphasis on cardiovascular endurance, aerobics, and weight training.

ii) PAI 4O1 Individual and Small Group Activities, P.E.O.P.E.L. Program

The focus of this course is on physical education programs for exceptional students. Participants (peer tutors) will be matched with an exceptional student and will work with that student on a one-to-one basis.

PREREQUISITE: Any one of PPL 3O1, PPZ 3C1, or PPL 4O1

iii) PPL 4OW (Girls), PPL 4OY (Boys) Healthy Active Living Education The focus of this course is on a variety of sports and recreational activities.

PLF 4M1 Recreation and Fitness Leadership

This course enables students to explore the benefits of lifelong participation in active recreation and healthy leisure and to develop the leadership and coordinating skills needed to plan, organize, and safely implement recreational events and other activities related to healthy, active living. Students will also learn how to promote the benefits of healthy, active living to others through mentoring and assisting them in making informed decisions that enhance their well-being. The course will prepare students for university programs in physical education and health and kinesiology and for college and university programs in recreation and leisure management, fitness and health promotion, and fitness leadership.

Prerequisite: Any health and physical education course

PSK 4U1 Introductory Kinesiology

This course focuses on the study of human movement and of systems, factors, and principles involved in human development. Students will learn about the effects of physical activity on health and performance, the evolution of physical activity and sport, and the physiological, psychological, and social factors that influence an individual’s participation in physical activity and sport. The course prepares students for university programs in physical education and health, kinesiology, health sciences, health studies, recreation, and sports administration.

Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 university or university/college preparation course in science, or any Grade 11 or 12 course in health and physical education