Health and Physical Education
PPL 1O Healthy Active Living Education - Open
This course emphasizes regular participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong healthy active living. Students will learn movement skills and principles, ways to improve personal fitness and physical competence, and safety and injury prevention. They will investigate issues related to healthy sexuality and the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, and will participate in activities designed to develop goal-setting, communication, and social skills.
PPL 2O Healthy Active Living Education - Open
This course emphasizes regular participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong healthy active living. Student learning will include the application of movement principles to refine skills; participation in a variety of activities that enhance personal competence, fitness, and health; examination of issues related to healthy sexuality, healthy eating, substance use and abuse; and the use of informed decisionmaking, conflict resolution, and social skills in making personal choices. Students will only receive one Physical Education credit in Grade 10.
PPL 3O Healthy Active Living Education - Open
This course focuses on the development of a healthy lifestyle and participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout their lives. Students will be encouraged to develop personal competence in a variety of movement skills, and will be given opportunities to practise goal-setting, decision-making, coping, social, and interpersonal skills. Students will also study the components of healthy relationships, reproductive health, mental health, and personal safety.
PAF 3O Personal and Fitness Activities
This Healthy Active Living focus course is designed to promote, develop and encourage improved fitness and self-concept through weight training and fitness. Students will study basic muscle anatomy and physiology as well as the key aspects of designing a personal weight-training program, which will be followed and monitored throughout the year. Health related topics will include contemporary fitness issues, nutrition and substance abuse.
PPZ 3O Health for Life - Open
This course helps students develop a personalized approach to healthy living. Students will examine the factors that affect their own health and the health of individuals as members of the community. They will learn about the components of the VITALITY approach to healthy living – an initiative that promotes healthy eating, an active lifestyle, and a positive selfimage. Throughout this course, students will develop the skills necessary to take charge of and improve their own health, as well as to encourage others to lead healthy lives.
PLF 4C Recreation and Fitness Leadership - College Preparation
This course focuses on the development of leadership and coordination skills related to recreational activities. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills required to plan, organize, and implement recreational events. They will also learn how to promote the value of physical fitness, personal well-being, and personal safety to others through mentoring. The course will prepare students for college programs in recreational, leisure, and fitness leadership.
PPL 4O Healthy Active Living - Education - Open
This course focuses on the development of a personalized approach to healthy active living through participation in a variety of sports and recreational activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout their lives. Students will develop and implement personal physical fitness plans. In addition, they will be given opportunities to refine their decisionmaking, conflict-resolution, and interpersonal skills, with a view to enhancing their mental health and their relationships with others.
Areas of Focus
PAF 4O - Personal and Fitness Activities
PAL 4O - Large Group Activities