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Why take courses in Physical Education?

We believe that Physical Education includes the physical, social, mental and emotional well-being of the whole person. We encourage student participation in a variety of sport and fitness activities to promote lifelong healthy active living.  Students are able to monitor their own skill development and set goals to improve their level of physical fitness.  Throughout our courses, students are able to develop personal strategies to deal effectively with many factors relating to their personal health and well-being, as well as develop strong positive social skills when working collaboratively with other students.  By focusing on the whole person we assist students in making informed decisions regarding their physical, social, mental, and emotional health.

Physical Education is offered as an open course in Grade 9, fulfilling the compulsory physical and health education requirement of the Ministry of Education. Courses in Grades 10, 11, 12 allow students to continue in the pursuit of physical activity through courses specializing in individual and team sports, personal fitness, recreation and leisure, social health issues, and exercise science. Students interested in Social Sciences, Medical Sciences, Recreation and Sports Management, the Business of Sport, Fitness and Health Maintenance, Physical Education, Fitness Education, and Kinesiology will find courses available to develop their skills and leadership abilities.

Health and Physical Education

Following the Ontario Curriculum and Growing Success Guidelines, the goals of the Health and Physical Education at A.N. Myer Secondary School are:
1.  To provide an opportunity for physical activity which is essential in developing a fit body and mind.
2.  To develop a positive self-image through activity and commitment.  
3.  To provide knowledge of major health and social issues. 
4. To provide knowledge concerning techniques and strategies of various activities.
5. To promote an on-going lifestyle of health and fitness

Healthy Active Living – Grade 9 (PPL1O) & Grade 10 (PPL2O) 

These courses emphasize regular participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong healthy active living.  Students will learn movement skills and principles, apply movement principles to refine skills, have opportunities to improve personal fitness and physical competence, and demonstrate proper safety and injury prevention.  Students will investigate issues related to healthy sexuality, substance use and abuse, and will participate in activities designed to develop goal-setting, communication, and social skills to make informed personal choices.

Healthy Active Living – Grade 11 (PPL3O) & Grade 12 (PPL4O)

These courses focus on the development of a healthy lifestyle and participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that have the potential to engage students' interest throughout their lives.  Activities in these courses may take place in the community and so a fee is often required to participate in events such as: lawn bowling, curling, rock climbing, and fencing, etc. Students will be encouraged to develop personal competence in a variety of movement skills and will be given opportunities to practice and refine their goal-setting, decision-making, social, and interpersonal skills.  Students will also study the components of healthy relationships, reproductive health, mental health, and personal safety with a view to enhance their own personal health and relationships with others. 

Fitness Focus Course – Grade 11 (PAF3O) & Grade 12 (PAF4O)

These courses focus on students developing and implementing personal physical fitness plans.   Students are introduced to fitness program planning and a variety of training techniques to enhance physical skills and personal performance.  Students will examine various health topics (e.g. healthy eating) and determine specific factors that not only can affect their health but may also impact their training.  Through daily fitness activities students will develop a basic understanding of human anatomy, proper safety and injury prevention, and a positive self-image by maintaining or improving their levels of fitness. Our fitness classes also partner with GoodLife Fitness and local yoga and fitness instructors in order to provide a well-rounded view of fitness. 

Exercise Science - PSE4U1

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 sports, and the factors that influence an individual’s participation in physical activity. The course prepares students for university programs in physical education, kinesiology, recreation, and sports administration.

Recreation and Healthy Active Living Leadership – PLH4M

This course enables students to explore the benefits of lifelong participation in active recreation while developing their leadership and coordinating skills that are needed to plan, organize, and safely implement various activities related to sport and recreation. Students will learn how to promote the benefits of healthy, active living to a wide range of audiences. This course prepares 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. 

Sports SHSM:

A.N. Myer is proud to offer a Sport SHSM program where students in Grade 11 & 12 can specialize in this field to better prepare for the world of work or a program at College/University. For more information, please visit:
Specialist High Skills Major Sports @ http://teched.dsbn.org/shsm/sports


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