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Students are required to complete 2 semesters of Physical Education courses at Cathedral High School. These courses must be taken at Cathedral during summer school (if offered) or during the regular school year. All students must complete PE I before the end of sophomore year. However, PE I does not need to be the first PE course completed. For example, it is permissible for a student to enroll in Advanced Physical Education (APE I) prior to taking PE I. The second PE credit may be PE II, APE I, other PE electives, or complete the PE waiver.  Students competing in an IHSAA JV or Varsity sports or a Cathedral club sport may be eligible for the waiver. In order for the waiver to be applied, certain requirements, determined by the PE department chair must be met.


Health Education (College Prep)
C911CF/C911CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
None. Open to freshmen and sophomores.

Course Description:
Analyze the importance of a commitment to lifetime wellness by exploring the effect of health behaviors on one’’s quality of life. Exhibit first aid and safety skills, delve into proper nutritional habits, and personal health practices. Analyze universal health issues, such as environmental and community health, and broaden knowledge of emotional and mental health, substance abuse, and disease prevention and control.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Physical Education I (College Prep)
C912BF/C912GF 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
This course presents physical activity as a lifetime commitment. This course includes skill development and application of rules and strategies in at least three of the following areas: health-related fitness activities, aerobic exercise, team and individual sports, outdoor pursuits, self-defense, dance and recreational games. Activities include speedball, speed-a-way, soccer, softball, flag football, cross-country, team handball, and volleyball. Ongoing assessment includes both written and performance-based skill evaluations. This course should be completed before the student begins his/her junior year.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Physical Education II (College Prep)
C912BS/C912GS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
This course continues the emphasis on physical activity as a lifetime commitment developed in Physical Education I. Students are provided with opportunities to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness and increase their knowledge of fitness concepts. The course includes skill development and application of rules and strategies in the areas not covered in Physical Education I through activities such as basketball, badminton, weight training, track and field, tennis, dance, and recreational games. In addition to ongoing written and performance-based skill evaluations, this course will include a discussion of related careers.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Intro to Athletic Development I (College Prep)
C901CF/C901CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Physical Education I or Physical Education II

Course Description:
Understand the components of a successful strength training program, and build a foundation for proper progression of athletic development. Develop proper mechanics in the most basic movement patterns, while identifying strengths and weaknesses to ensure long term progress.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Intro to Strength and Conditioning II (College Prep)
C902CF/C902CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Elective PE/Introduction to Athletic Development. Open to all students.

Course Description:
Execute proper weightlifting mechanics and examine the importance of good nutrition and exercise in promoting wellness. Increase agility and speed development in addition to core strength and flexibility.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Elective PE/Weightlifting III (Academic)
C903AF/C903AS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Elective PE/Introduction to Athletic Development and Elective PE/Weightlifting I . Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Course Description:
Showcase improved weightlifting mechanics and athletic development. Chart individual progress in upper and lower body lifts. Explore ways to steadily improve core strength.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Elective PE/Weightlifting IV (Academic)
C904AF/C904AS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Elective PE/Weightlifting I, II and III. Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Course Description:
The activity part of this course will focus on each student’s physical fitness goals.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Elective PE/Weightlifting V (Honors)
C906XF/C906XS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Elective PE/Weightlifting I, II III and IV. Open to juniors and seniors.

Course Description:
This course will focus on the analysis of the biomechanical principles behind the use of basic strength training movements to enhance human performance. The class will include lecture, demonstration, and training experience in the execution of proper exercise technique.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Elective PE/Weightlifting VI (Honors)
C907XF/C907XS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Elective PE/Weightlifting I, II III, IV and V. Open to juniors and seniors.

Course Description:
This course will focus on the role of exercise in health, wellness, and athletics. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the concepts, principles, and guidelines for strength training and related activities. Individual performance goals will be defined and assessed.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Fundamentals of Sports Medicine (Academic)
C905AS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Anatomy recommended, but not required. Open to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors.

Course Description:
The course emphasizes prevention, recognition, management and rehabilitation of common sports-related injuries and illnesses. Topics include musculoskeletal injuries (fractures, sprains,strains), sports related emergencies (heat illness,sudden cardiac arrest, head/neck injuries), and general medical conditions (asthma, skin infections, etc). Students also learn about the various professions that manage athletic related injuries, administration of sports medicine services, and the unique nutritional requirements of competitive athletes.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Elective PE: Wellness and Self Defense (College Prep)
C908CF/C908CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Physical Education 1

Course Description:
This course is designed to develop a total body workout for lifetime wellness. Different types of training programs will be compared, researched and implemented. This course will be tailored to each individual’s personal fitness level. Students will also learn personal safety techniques and strategies to avoid potentially violent circumstances.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

PE Athletic Waiver (College Prep)
C909CF/C909CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
Student-athletes competing in an IHSAA sanctioned sport or Cathedral club sport at the JV or Varsity level may apply for a waiver based on the following criteria: must meet Indiana state standards, must apply for the waiver within the mandated time frame, must finish the season in good standing, and must complete journals and reflection papers throughout the semester. Additional programs in which a student participates in intensive physical training that is individual sport specific and includes competitions (comparable to Olympic training level) may also be eligible for a waiver.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

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