The goal of the Physical Education Department is to make the individual student aware of the role that regular physical activity plays in the pursuit of lifelong health and well-being and to provide her with an opportunity for enjoyment, self-expression and communication. 

Objectives:
  1. 1. To give each student an opportunity to exercise and become physically fit to better perform her daily routine while encouraging a healthful use of leisure time.
  2. To provide a variety of lifetime and team activities so that each student may experience
    success and/or discover new interests in physical activity for the present and future.
  3. To enhance students’ social, communication and cooperation skills.
  4. To acquaint all students with basic First Aid and CPR.
Requirements:
To meet the graduation requirement of St. Joseph’s Academy and that of the state of Missouri, one full credit is required. 

Courses Available for 2018-19

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  • PE 400 Physical Education

    (.5 credit, freshmen)
    In this course, students will participate in a variety of team/recreational sports. Students will be instructed in the rules, basic skills, safety and etiquette of these various activities.
  • PE 404 Dance I

    (.5 credit)
    This is an introductory overview course that is designed to explore dance as an art form. Students will study dance conditioning, ballet, jazz and modern dance. Emphasis will be on beginner dance technique, movement exploration through guided improvisation and dance history.
    May satisfy PE or Fine Arts credit but not both.
  • PE 405 Dance II

    (.5 credit)
    Dance II is an intermediate class designed for students who have completed Dance I or students who have taken ballet, jazz and/or modern dance outside of school in the past three years. Students will study dance conditioning, ballet, jazz and modern dance. Emphasis will be on intermediate dance technique and movement exploration of the elements of dance.
    May satisfy PE or Fine Arts credit but not both.
  • PE 408 Dance III/Performance

    (.5 credit)
    Dance III is an intermediate/advanced level class for students who have completed Dance I and II at SJA or have at least two full years of jazz, ballet or modern dance in the past four years outside of school. The focus of this class is to prepare performance pieces that will be included in the spring musical production. Students will be required to attend tech week and performance dates in May. This class may be repeated.
    May satisfy PE or Fine Arts credit but not both.
  • PE 415 Strength Conditioning and Training

    (.5 credit)
    Students will learn the methods necessary to achieve individual fitness goals through the use of weight/fitness equipment. Students will work to improve their total body condition and strength through weight training. Each student’s current levels are assessed and a personalized program to fit a student’s individual needs will be implemented. This class may be repeated. Enrollment will be limited to 16 students.
  • PE 418 Wellness for Women Leaders

    (.5 credit, juniors and seniors)
    This course is designed to teach wellness concepts of health, both physical and mental. Students will learn methods necessary to achieve individual fitness goals through weight/fitness equipment. Students will study methods of achieving proper nutrition, weight control and self-defense. Drug education and knowledge of infectious diseases as they affect the body will be discussed.
  • PE 420 Advanced Lifetime Sports

    (.5 credit)
    This course is designed to introduce students to activities that will encourage fitness throughout a lifetime. Course will include recreational volleyball, golf, power walking, weight training, tennis, and numerous team sports.
  • PE 425 Yoga/Pilates Fusion

    (.5 credit)
    This course combines Vinyasa/Ashtanga flow and Hatha yoga and Pilates core strengthening and muscle lengthening exercises. Students will incorporate a wide variety of current physiological and mind-body principles that will lead to improved core strength, endurance, flexibility, enhanced self-awareness and relaxation. Awareness of alignment, the connection of breath and movement and mindfulness in all movements will be explored.
    Students will be required to bring their own yoga mat.
  • PE 426 Yoga II

    (.5 credit)
    This course builds on the concepts and yoga practice in Yoga Pilates Fusion. Yoga II deepens the yoga practice experience by encouraging a more mindful practice that goes beyond asanas. Students will learn the Ashtanga Yoga Primary sequence as well as experiencing other styles of yoga. Students will incorporate a wide variety of current physiological and mind-body principles that will lead to improved core strength, endurance, flexibility, enhanced self-awareness and relaxation. Awareness of alignment, the connection of breath and movement and mindfulness in all movements will be further developed.
    Yoga Pilates Fusion is a prerequisite for Yoga II.
    Students will be required to bring their own yoga mat.

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

The following co-curricular activities are available in this discipline. For more information, please click the link.
 

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