FITNESS CENTER CERTIFICATION
All students must be fitness certified before they can use the Fitness Center. The certification provides students with basic knowledge of fitness theory along with practical exercise skills. The fitness lessons themselves consist of classroom lecture as well as demonstrations, practical instruction and application in the Fitness Center.
Physical Education Certification: The certification is offered in two phases. The Level One course offered in 9th grade physical education will introduce basic fitness theory, anatomy and exercise technique and culminates with a practical exam. The Level Two course offered in 10th grade will expand on the material introduced in Level One, offer additional instruction in exercise program design and culminates with a written exam.
Fitness Center Pre-certification: Students in 9th or 10th grade who have not yet obtained Level 1 certification and would like to participate at the Fitness Center with their athletic team or as part of the Fitness Club must take the after school Pre-certification course. The pre-certification course is offered through the Department of Community Education over ~5 days after school and/or in the summer.
Important: Students who pass the after school Pre-certification course prior to earning Level 1 or Level 2 certification in their 9th or 10th grade PE class will earn fitness center participation privileges.
* Please Note*: Students who become certified via the Pre-certification class and then do not pass the fitness center portion of the Level 1 or Level 2 certification taught in PE class will lose after school fitness center privileges.
Students graduating in 2011 or 2012 who are already certified will retain their fitness certification and do not have to complete any additional coursework. Students graduating those years who are not yet certified must take the after school Pre-certification course in order to qualify for fitness center participation.
After-school Pre-certification courses will be offered several times throughout the school year. Information about the after school certification course schedule will be disseminated in the following ways:
Information taken from the 2010-11 Student Handbook: http://www.scasd.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=10416