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P.E. Courses

The physical education requirement at Duchesne may be fulfilled by completing four semesters of general physical education/health classes. Physical education is required during all four years at Duchesne with each course being a semester long. The physical education/health program emphasizes healthy lifetime sports and also provides an aerobic dimension to its content. 

  • All Freshmen are required to take Freshman PE/Dance.  
  • All Sophomores are required to take Sophomore Health.  They may also choose between Foundations for PE, Intro to Strength and Conditioning, or Athlete in Season Strength and Conditioning. 
  • All Juniors and Seniors may choose between Intro to Strength and Conditioning, Intermediate Strength and Conditioning, Advanced Strength and Conditioning, Athlete in Season Strength and Conditioning, Foundations of PE, Lifetime Activities, or Team Games. 

This course will introduce students to the foundations of physical fitness and equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead an active and healthy lifestyle.  Students will participate in a variety of physical activities (e.g. aerobics, individual and team sports).  Students in Freshman PE will also complete the American Red Cross CPR course.  The PE class will meet every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday or Thursday for an entire semester. 

This dance class is taken by all freshmen in conjunction with Freshman PE. This course is designed to provide students opportunities to develop skills and knowledge in a variety of dance forms.  Students will participate in dance-related activities as ways to learn about and through dance.  Dance will meet every Wednesday/Thursday (double block) for an entire semester. 

(1/4 PE Credit) 

In health, students will learn about a variety of topics affecting the emotional and physical health and wellness of young women today through short lectures, group activities, and discussion. Topics include stress management, communication, drug and alcohol abuse, relationships, body image, eating disorders and mental health disorders. Students are encouraged to make connections between these general topics and their personal experience. This class is taught by the guidance counselor and will need every Wednesday/Thursday (double block) for an entire semester.   

FITNESS (Sophomore, Junior and Senior Level for ¼ PE Credit)

This course will introduce students to the foundations of physical fitness and equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. Students will participate in a variety of physical activities (e.g. aerobics, individual and team sports). Students in this class will meet 3 days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Friday) for an entire semester.   

(Junior and Senior Level Only for ½ PE Credit) 

This course is designed to teach a variety of rules, skills, fundamentals, and strategies in multiple team activities. The content will promote a healthy, active lifestyle while emphasizing safety, sportsmanship, and teamwork. Students in this class will meet 4 days a week for an entire semester.  

(Junior and Senior Level Only for ½ PE Credit)

This course includes basic skills, knowledge, and strategies of lifetime activities that contribute to a healthy, active adult lifestyle. Students will participate in a variety of lone, duo, and group lifetime activities. Students in this class will meet 4 days a week for an entire semester.  

(Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Level for ¼ PE Credit) 

This course is designed for the beginning weight training student.  It includes proper lifting techniques, spotting methods, weight room safety, and workout routines.  Students in this class will meet 3 days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Friday) for an entire semester.  

(Sophomore, Junior and Senior Level for ¼ PE Credit) 

Prerequisite Intro to Strength & Conditioning. (Sophomore, Junior and Senior Level for ¼ PE Credit) 

This course is designed for the intermediate to advanced weight training athlete.  It builds on the introduction to Strength and Conditioning with a focus on a weight training routine to compliment your athletic season.  Students in this class will meet 3 days a week for an entire semester.  

(Prerequisite Intro to Strength & Conditioning) (Junior and Senior Level for ½ PE Credit)

This course is designed for intermediate weight training students. It builds on Introduction to Strength & Conditioning by applying basic strength principles and concepts of proper lifting techniques, spotting methods, weight room safety, and workout routines to the intermediate weight training student. Students in this class will meet 4 days a week for an entire semester.

(Senior level for ½ PE Credit)

Prerequisite Intermediate Strength & Conditioning

This course is designed for advanced weight training students. It includes advanced lifting techniques and conditioning programs that students will integrate into their own individualized strength programs. Students in this class will meet 4 days a week for an entire semester.

Seniors only may have their 4th semester of PE waived IF 3 semesters of PE are completed by the end of junior year, including Freshman PE/Dance and Sophomore Health