High Personal Fitness
Number of Credits
Estimated Completion Time
1 segment / 16-18 weeks
Earliest Start Date
Aimed at lifelong fitness, this course guides students in strategies and techniques to make continual improvements in all areas of wellness. Students, with the guidance of a training instructor, set personal goals in four areas of wellness: physical, emotional, social, and academic. Fitness assessments enable students to establish baseline levels of fitness and work toward improvement in specific areas. At the end of each module, students submit a wellness plan documenting their daily physical activity, progress toward goals, changes in fitness assessment results, and reflections on personal progress.
The course uses videos, graphics, and interactive learning opportunities to encourage students to get out and be active. By following personalized training principles, students can gain confidence from personal success while they develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime.
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Course description: http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewCourse/Preview/13429
Importance of Physical Activity
Baseline Fitness Levels
Short and Long Term Goals
Monitoring the Heart
Target Heart Rate Zone
Principles of Cardiorespiratory Fitness Principles of Overload, Specificity, and Progression
Components of Health-Related Fitness
Joints, Muscles, Tendons, and Ligaments Benefits of Flexibility
Proper Stretching Techniques
Types of Stretching
Warm-Up and Cool Down
Importance of Exercising Safely Types and Causes of Stress
Components of Skill-Related Fitness Benefits of Muscular Training
Strength and Endurance Exercises
Muscular Safety Precautions
Weight Training Myths
Principles of Muscular Fitness
Value of Lifetime Fitness
Avoidance of Unhealthy Lifestyle
Functions of Essential Nutrients Determining Serving Sizes
Reading Nutritional Labels
Media’s Impacts on Fitness
Media’s Influence on Self-Esteem
Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, oral assessments, and discussions. This course will use the state-approved grading scale. Each course contains a mandatory final exam or culminating project that will be weighted at 20% of the student’s overall grade.***
***Proctored exams can be requested by FLVS at any time and for any reason in an effort to ensure academic integrity. When taking the exam to assess a student’s integrity, the exam must be passed with at least a 59.5% in order to earn credit for the course.
Courses subject to availability.
Pursuant to s. 1002.20, F.S.; A public school student whose parent makes written request to the school principal shall be exempted from the teaching of reproductive health or any disease, including HIV/AIDS, in accordance with the provisions of s. 1003.42(3). Learn more about the process and which courses contain subject matter where an exemption request can be made.