Fitness for Life

Why This Class

For you as a parent, nothing’s more important than your student’s health. As they mature, you want to equip them with the best possible skills to sustain their physical wellbeing. This course prepares your student to overcome the rising tide of illness in society and live a healthy life on their terms.

Students in this self-paced course discover the few most informative measurements of fitness to gain awareness of their current health level. They compare their current diet to objective nutrition standards and review the benefits of multiple types of exercise. Next, students apply this knowledge to create a fitness plan that aligns with their unique goals, capabilities, and life purpose. After implementing their completed plan for at least four weeks, students report on their results.

By completing this course, students demystify fitness and gain a clearer sense of where they are, compared to where they want to be. They also experience the satisfaction of achieving their chosen fitness goals, laying the foundation for a healthy life.

Overarching Questions

How does my current diet stack up to what I should be consuming on a daily basis?

What is the difference between aerobic and anaerobic exercise?

What are the five components of fitness and how can I apply them to my life?

How do flexibility and muscular fitness contribute to wellness?

What role does rest play in achieving and maintaining fitness?

Reading List

Mentors provide all reading materials.

Course Details

Recommended Grade: 9th (Freshman) – 12th (Senior)

Prerequisites: None

Estimated Weekly Hours: 4

Format: Self-paced

Credits: 0.5

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Please note that program and course descriptions, as well as reading and materials lists, are subject to change as we continuously improve our curriculum throughout the year. Book and materials lists for the upcoming school year are published in SIS mid to late June. Some courses require subscriptions e.g., Adobe software or online magazines that may not be covered by partner schools.