Physical Education

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 and PE I is required to be the first PE course completed. It is permissible for a student to be enrolled concurrently in Advanced Physical Education (APE I) while 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.


Physical Education I (College Prep)

C912BF/C912GF                         1 Semester                 1 Credit

Prerequisite:
Open to freshmen and sophomores.

Course Description:
Promote physical activity as a lifetime commitment. Emphasize skill development and application of rules and strategies in the following areas: health-related fitness activities, aerobic exercise, team and individual sports, outdoor pursuits, dance and recreational games. Active participation in all activities is expected.


Physical Education II (College Prep)

C912BS/C912GS                         1 Semester                 1 Credit

Prerequisite:
None. Open to freshmen and sophomores.

Course Description:
Continued focus on physical activity as a lifetime commitment initially developed in Physical Education I. Achieve and maintain a healthy level of physical fitness. Expand knowledge of fitness concepts. Demonstrate skill development and application of rules and strategies in both team and individual sports. Encourage and demonstrate good sportsmanship.


Basic Strength Training (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.


Advanced Strength Training (Academic)

C913AF/C913AS                         1 Semester                 1 Credit

Prerequisite:
2 semesters of Basic Strength Training.

Course Description:
Perform all movements in the main strength template of the program. Load will continue to be progressively increased. Instill a deep knowledge of all movements, allowing the ability to diagnose errors in movement. Final introduction of Olympic movements, complexes, and derivatives.


Elective PE Female (College Prep)

C914CF/C914CS                         1 Semester                 1 Credit

Prerequisite:
Physical Education I. Open to females only.

Course Description:
Females will 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. Designed for beginner and intermediate levels.


Female Advanced Strength Training (Academic)

C915AF/C915AS                         1 Semester                 1 Credit

Prerequisite:
2 semesters of Basic Strength Training, Open to females only.

Course Description:
Perform all movements in the main strength template of the program. Load will continue to be progressively increased. Instill a deep knowledge of all movements, allowing the ability to diagnose errors in movement. Final introduction of Olympic movements, complexes, and derivatives.


Elective PE: Wellness and Self Defense (College Prep)

C908CF/C908CS                         1 Semester                 1 Credit

Prerequisite:
Physical Education 1

Course Description:
Develop a total body workout for lifetime wellness tailored to each individual’s personal fitness level. Compare, research, and implement different types of training programs. Execute and identify personal safety techniques and strategies to avoid potentially violent circumstances.


PE Athletic Waiver (College Prep)

C909CF/C909CS                         1 Semester                 1 Credit

Prerequisite:
Physical Education I. Open to sophomores and juniors.

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.