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Course Guide: PE & Health

Graduation Requirements:

  • 1.5 credits (3 semesters) of Physical Fitness
  • 0.5 credits (1 semester) of Health 

Health Health Education is typically scheduled during 9th grade year either first or second semester. During the alternate semester in 9th grade the student will typically be enrolled in Personal Fitness. If the schedule does not permit it in the 9th grade, student must pass Personal Fitness before graduation and/or entering another Physical Education class. Chief Sealth International High School’s Physical Fitness and Health Education Department is designed to provide a quality and purposeful curriculum for all students. We want all students to enjoy a fun, educational opportunity to strengthen all the elements of their health—physical, mental, emotional, social, and academic—leading to a lifetime of healthy choices. Requirements for every Physical Education class: Uniform of white T-shirt, shorts or sweatpants, athletic shoes, and socks. Warm-ups and sweats can be worn over the uniform. Students are not allowed to wear their school attire in the PE classroom.


Personal Fitness
Credits: 0.5 credit
Grade(s): 9, 10
Length of Course: One Semester
Prerequisite: None Graduation
Requirement Satisfied: Physical Fitness

Students enrolled in this class will participate in several different sports including, but not limited to, track and field, rugby, football, floor hockey, tennis, badminton, speed away, basketball, and ultimate frisbee. Significant time and effort during the semester will be devoted to each student’s performance of the five components of personal fitness. In addition, state law now mandates that each student take the curriculum-based assessment entitled “Concepts of Health and Fitness.”


Weight Training/Conditioning 10-12
Credits: 0.5 credit
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Length of Course: One Semester
Prerequisite: Personal Fitness
Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Physical Fitness

This class is an introduction to weight training, conditioning, and body awareness. Students will learn how to effectively stretch and warm-up prior to performing in the weight room. Students will learn the main concepts of lifting power and auxiliary lifts as well as cardiovascular endurance. Students will also learn and follow the basic rules and organization of the weight room. The Physical Fitness tests will also be a required activity.


Lifetime Activities 10-12
Credits: 0.5 credit
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Length of Course: One Semester
Prerequisite: Personal Fitness
Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Physical Fitness

This course will be an introductory experience to low impact activities typically performed and enjoyed throughout adulthood. The semester might include some or all of the following activities: table tennis, badminton, pickle ball, bowling, capture the flag, frisbee golf, walking, bocce ball. Students in this class will also be expected to perform all of the Physical Fitness tests. Emphasis will be placed on improving fitness, having fun, and learning about healthy living.


Individual Activates: Yoga and Walking for Fitness 10-12
Credits: 0.5 credit
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Length of Course: One Semester
Prerequisite: Personal Fitness
Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Physical Fitness

This course encompasses a variety of different activities based around aerobics. Enjoy the benefits yoga and core training can provide by participation in this class. Areas of focus will be on low impact activities to improve overall flexibility, strength, core and cardiovascular endurance. Reduction of stress and increased ability to focus is an added benefit that typically coincides with yoga practice. This course also introduces a self-paced walking program as a lifelong fitness activity that maintains and enhances physical fitness and well-being. Provides basic information and tools needed to understand, organize, plan, and implement a physical fitness program that features walking as the primary activity. Class format will be developed towards training and testing the five health related components of physical fitness (cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility and body composition). Emphasis will be placed on improving fitness, having fun, and learning about healthy living.


Swimming I & II 10-12
Credits: 0.5 credit
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Length of Course: One Semester (first period only)
Prerequisite: Personal Fitness
Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Physical Fitness

This course will accommodate all levels–beginning, intermediate, and advanced swimmers. Students will learn water safety, a variety of strokes, and participate in diving as well. Students in this class will also be expected to perform all of the Physical Fitness tests.


Physical Education Partner & Swimming 10-12
Credits: 0.5 credit
Grade(s): 10 ,11 ,12
Length of Course: One Semester
Prerequisite: Personal Fitness
Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Physical Fitness

In a Unified Physical Education class, the class is directed towards and planned for students with disabilities to meet their needs and in their Least Restrictive Environment. General education students will participate as classmates taking on roles as partners, leaders, peer models, and to establish a culture of inclusion and support. This course will accommodate all levels–beginning, intermediate, and advanced. The Physical Fitness testing will be incorporated into each week throughout the semester as well as Yoga, Bocce Ball, Badminton, Bowling, Walking, Frisbee Golf, Swimming, etc.


Team Sports 10-12
Credits: 0.5 credit
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Length of Course: One Semester
Prerequisite: Personal Fitness
Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Physical Fitness

This class will focus primarily on the “Big 5” major team sports; volleyball, soccer, softball, basketball, and football with an emphasis on the competitive aspect of these activities. Students should be prepared and enthusiastic about a rigorous workout. The Physical Fitness testing will be incorporated into each week throughout the semester.