Goshen High School contact information

Robert McKiernan
Principal, grades 9-12

222 Scotchtown Ave.
Goshen, NY 10924
(845) 615-6100

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Central School District

HeAlth and Physical Education Courses


 

Health 10

Grade 10 – One Semester – ½ credit

In this required, semester long course, students will learn about and discuss the many challenges the will encounter concerning their relationships, their bodies, and their minds. Topics include: mental health issues (stress management, self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse and addiction, depression, suicide prevention); healthy relationships and teen dating violence; sexual health (hygiene, male and female reproductive systems, gender identity and sexual orientation, pregnancy and childbirth, sexually transmitted infections, contraceptive methods); parenting responsibilities and child abuse prevention. Students will learn to apply knowledge and skills to their own lives through interactive activities, guest speakers, and open class discussions.

First Aid & CPR

Grades 9-12 - One Semester - 1/2 credit

This one semester course is designed to parallel the American Red Cross certification programs in First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Certification includes Adult, Child, and Infant CPR, Community First Aid, Automatic External Defibrillation (AED), and Basic Life Support for the Professional Rescuer. Students will be required to meet all time and examination requirements in order to receive official Red Cross certification. Red Cross certification cards will be issued to those students who pass all the requirements and pay a small fee to American Red Cross.

Intro to Nutrition

Grades 11-12 – One Semester – ½ credit

This semester long course is designed to promote lifelong wellness by teaching students how to improve their health through proper nutrition and healthy weight management. Topics covered will include (but are not limited to) basic nutritional concepts, nutrition for teens, nutrition for athletes, healthy weight maintenance, organic and clean eating, and the dangers of dietary supplements, diet fads, energy drinks, etc. This course is open to juniors and seniors.

Critical Health Issues

Grades 11-12 – One Semester - ½ credit

This semester long course provides students with decision-making skills and experiences related to critical health issues on a mature level. This is an excellent course to take to prepare for life after high school. Curriculum is centered around student interest. Topics covered may include (but are not limited to): the impact of social media, school violence, gender and sexuality, teen relationships, HIV/AIDS education, drugs, alcohol and addiction, succeeding in college, and health advocacy. This course is open to juniors and seniors only

Freshman PE

Grade 9 – Full Year – ½ credit

All freshmen will participate in Freshman PE, a 1/2 credit course that meets every other day for a full year. This course provides an introduction to personal fitness, stress management, strength and conditioning training, team sports, net sports, and lifetime/recreational activities. Freshman PE will serve as a prerequisite to the wide range of PE options available to upperclassmen. Students are expected to actively participate and wear appropriate athletic attire to each class.

Personal Fitness

Grades 10-12 – One Semester – ¼ credit

This course is designed to promote lifelong wellness by teaching students how to maintain a healthy lifestyle through physical activity. Students will explore concepts related to the health benefits of exercise, proper exercise techniques, exercise intensity, target heart rate, and creating personalized fitness plans. They will engage in activities such as weight training, kickboxing, aerobics, hiking and walking/running. Students are expected to actively participate and wear appropriate athletic attire to each class. This course meets every other day for one semester.

Stress Management

Grades 10-12 – One Semester – ¼ credit

This course examines the ways stress impacts the body. Students will learn about the stress response and the importance of stress relief to the body and mind. Healthy methods of relieving stress will be explored, including (but not limited to) yoga, tai chi, meditation, relaxation techniques, connecting to nature, and body awareness/mindfulness. Students are expected to actively participate and wear appropriate athletic attire to each class. This course meets every other day for one semester.

Strength, Conditioning and Advanced Fitness Training

Grades 10-12 – One Semester – ¼ credit

Strength and Conditioning class will provide an opportunity for development of strength and conditioning for various sports and fitness related activities. Free weights, exercise machines and conditioning activities will be incorporated to promote improvement in strength, endurance, balance, agility and speed. Proper technique, safety precautions and proper application of the Principles of Training will be emphasized. A plan to achieve goals will be developed and implemented during this year long course. This course meets every other day for one semester.

Team Sports

Grades 10-12 – One Semester – ¼ credit

Team Sports introduces and examines the concepts of strategy and tactics in a multitude of team sports. Students will be encouraged to build teamwork while playing some of the following: basketball, soccer, flag football, floor hockey, speedball, Tchoukball, and handball, among others. Students will also be introduced to rule interpretation and officiating. Students are expected to actively participate and wear appropriate athletic attire to each class. This course meets every other day for one semester.

Lifetime and Recreational Activities

Grades 10-12 – One Semester – ¼ credit

What exactly IS a “lifetime sport?” This course will take a look at what lifetime sports are and why they are popular among adults. Various activities that are often played after high school will be taught, including (but not limited to) golf, self-defense/kickboxing, archery, orienteering, biking, and lawn sports (bocce ball, horseshoes, Can Jam, etc.). Students are expected to actively participate and wear appropriate athletic attire to each class. This course meets every other day for one semester.

Net Sports

Grades 10-12 – One Semester – ¼ credit

Net Sports introduces and examines the concepts of strategy and tactics in a multitude of net sports. Students will be encouraged to build teamwork while playing some of the following: volleyball, tennis, badminton, pickleball, and nitro ball, among others. Students will also be introduced to rule interpretation and officiating. Students are expected to actively participate and wear appropriate athletic attire to each class. This course meets every other day for one semester.