Personal Wellness (S)
Open to 11th grade students, Personal Wellness is a unique one semester long Physical Education offering. This course will be facilitated through an online environment that is led by an Upper St. Clair teacher with the goal being to enhance each student’s personal wellness through increasing students’ awareness of strategies for improving their personal wellness. In addition to completing written assignments, discussions, and quizzes, students will be required to complete weekly physical fitness activities for this course. Students will be required to complete a minimum of four hours per week of physical fitness activities over at least four different days each week, including cardiovascular endurance, resistance training, and flexibility. These guidelines are designed to help students work toward the recommended 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day as set by the American Heart Association, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Due to the online nature of this course, students must demonstrate intrinsic motivation, self-discipline, and integrity, both to the course and to their own personal wellness. Approximately 4 hours per week.