MYP Wellness Education 9 (F & S)
Wellness Education is a requirement for all students in grades 9, 10, and 11. Wellness 9 is a required two semester course. Education provides students with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to achieve and maintain a physically active and healthy lifestyle. Students will learn the importance of making healthy choices throughout their lives and that all choices have consequences, both short and long term. All students will build on their understanding of the principles of exercise in grades 9-11, with a final project of creating their own fitness plan in grade 11. Students will participate in a variety of lifetime activities to promote stress management and relaxation. They will take part in team sports that foster team building strategies and good sportsmanship. In addition, safety measures and many crucial life lessons will also be learned. These lessons include the following: Basic water safety and lifesaving skills, CPR/AED certification, Emergency first aid training and emergency procedures, Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Prevention Healthy Relationships/Violence Prevention.