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Health and Physical Education

This chart maps out all the courses in the discipline and shows the links between courses and the possible prerequisites for them. It does not attempt to depict all possible movements from course to course.


HealthandPhysicalEducation


Options for Grades 9-12

the following courses may be offered in some schools. For course descriptions refer to the corresponding (by grade) PPL description below.
 

Options:
PAF Personal and Fitness Activities
PAL Large Group Activities
PAI Individual and Small Group Activities
PAQ Aquatics
PAR Rhythm and Movement
PAD Outdoor Activities 


Healthy Active Living Education PPL1O
This course equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and
lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities,
students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that
provide a foundation for active living. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that
contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the
world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop
their ability to think critically and creatively. The possible focus courses for Grade 9, along with their
corresponding course codes, are as follows:
Healthy Living and Personal and Fitness Activities – PAF1O
Healthy Living and Large-Group Activities – PAL1O
Healthy Living and Individual and Small-Group Activities – PAI1O
Healthy Living and Aquatic Activities – PAQ1O
Healthy Living and Rhythm and Movement Activities – PAR1O
Healthy Living and Outdoor Activities – PAD1O
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Healthy Active Living Education PPL2O
This course enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy
choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical
activities, students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness
that provide a foundation for active living. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills
that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the
world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop
their ability to think critically and creatively. The possible focus courses for Grade 10, along with their
corresponding course codes, are as follows:
Healthy Living and Personal and Fitness Activities – PAF2O
Healthy Living and Large-Group Activities – PAL2O
Healthy Living and Individual and Small-Group Activities – PAI2O
Healthy Living and Aquatic Activities – PAQ2O
Healthy Living and Rhythm and Movement Activities – PAR2O
Healthy Living and Outdoor Activities – PAD2O
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Healthy Active Living Education PPL3O
This course enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy
choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical
activities and exposure to a broader range of activity settings, students enhance their movement
competence, personal fitness, and confidence. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and
skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and
affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others,
and develop their ability to think critically and creatively. The possible focus courses for Grade 11, along
with their corresponding course codes, are as follows:
Healthy Living and Personal and Fitness Activities – PAF3O
Healthy Living and Large-Group Activities – PAL3O
Healthy Living and Individual and Small-Group Activities – PAI3O
Healthy Living and Aquatic Activities – PAQ3O
Healthy Living and Rhythm and Movement Activities – PAR3O
Healthy Living and Outdoor Activities – PAD3O
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 11
Health for Life PPZ3C
This course enables students to examine the factors that influence their own health practices and
behaviours as well as those factors that contribute to the development of healthy communities. It
emphasizes the concept of wellness, which addresses all aspects of well-being – physical, cognitive,
emotional, spiritual and social – and promotes healthy eating, physical activity, and building and
maintaining a positive sense of self. Students will develop the skills necessary to make healthy choices
and create a personal wellness plan. They will also design initiatives that encourage others to lead
healthy, active lives. The course prepares students for college programs in health sciences, fitness,
wellness, and health promotion.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: Any Grade 11 university or university/college preparation course in Science, or any Grade 11 or 12 open course in Health and Physical Education.
Recreation and Healthy Active Living Leadership PLF4M
This course enables students to explore the benefits of lifelong participation in active recreation and
healthy leisure and to develop the leadership and coordinating skills needed to plan, organize, and safely
implement recreational events and other activities related to healthy, active living. Students will also learn
how to promote the benefits of healthy, active living to others through mentoring and assisting them in
making informed decisions that enhance their well-being. The course will prepare students for university
programs in physical education and health and kinesiology and for college and university programs in
recreation and leisure management, fitness and health promotion, and fitness leadership.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any health and physical education course.
Healthy Active Living Education PPL4O
This course enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy
choices. It places special emphasis on how students can maintain the habits of healthy, active living
throughout their lives as they make the transition to adulthood and independent living. Through
participation in a wide range of physical activities in a variety of settings, students can enhance their
movement competence, personal fitness, and confidence. Students also acquire an understanding of the
factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by,
and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with
others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively. The possible focus courses for Grade 12,
along with their corresponding course codes, are as follows:
Healthy Living and Personal and Fitness Activities – PAF4O
Healthy Living and Large-Group Activities – PAL4O
Healthy Living and Individual and Small-Group Activities – PAI4O
Healthy Living and Aquatic Activities – PAQ4O
Healthy Living and Rhythm and Movement Activities – PAR4O
Healthy Living and Outdoor Activities – PAD4O
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 12
Introductory Kinesiology PSK4U
This course focuses on the study of human movement and of systems, factors and principles involved in
human development. Students will learn about the effects of physical activity on health and performance,
the evolution of physical activity and sport, and the physiological, psychological, and social factors that
influence an individual’s participation in physical activity and sport. The course prepares students for
university programs in physical education and health, kinesiology, health sciences, health studies,
recreation, and sports administration.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any Grade 11 university or university/college preparation course in science, or any Grade 11 or 12 course in health and physical education.