The Physical Education Department of Covina High School strives to emphasize individual growth in basic movement skills, perceptual motor experiences, rhythmic activities, personal fitness and conditioning. The department also presents the basic skills of various individual, dual, aquatic and team sports as well as outdoor recreational and challenge activities.
Believing that students must be afforded the opportunity to acquire personal health knowledge, to grow in motor skills, attitudes, and personal fitness that will enable them to achieve a lifestyle in which regular, vigorous physical activity becomes an integral part of that lifestyle.
The Covina-Valley Unified School District Board of Education, in support of the California Education Code, requires each student to be enrolled in a physical education course during each semester, grades 9, 10, unless that student meets certain requirements for exemption from mandatory course work.
0144 Course 1-2: Introduction to Kinesiology/Physical Education - Grades 9, 10 Year
In this co-educational course, students dress in regulation uniform, participate daily, and are expected to demonstrate progress in prescribed activities. Students develop physical skills applicable to sports, fitness, and recreational activities. This course is designed to give students the opportunity to learn through a comprehensive sequentially planned Kinesiology and Physical Education program in accordance with the California Model Content Standards for Physical Education. Students will be empowered to make choices, meet challenges, and develop positive behaviors in fitness, wellness, and movement activity for a lifetime. Emphasis is placed on students developing a personalized fitness program for a healthy lifestyle. Units of instruction include: introduction to kinesiology (mechanics of body movement) and physical education, fitness, individual and dual activities, rhythms/dance, combative, gymnastic/tumbling, aquatics, and team activities. The effects of physical activity upon dynamic health will be a major focus throughout the course.
0164 Fitness/Conditioning/Physical Education - Grades Year
This co-educational course is designed to give students the opportunity to learn fitness concepts and conditioning techniques used for obtaining optimal physical fitness. Students will learn the basic fundamentals of strength training, aerobic training, and overall fitness training and conditioning. The course includes both lecture and activity sessions. Students will be empowered to make wise choices, meet challenges and develop positive behaviors in fitness, wellness, and movement activity for a lifetime. The course will also cover concepts and testing of the California Physical Fitness Test (PFT), which includes aerobic capacity, body composition, abdominal strength, trunk extension, upper body strength, and flexibility.
0250 Coed Physical Education Elective Activities - Grades 11, 12 Year
In this required course, students dress in regulation uniform, participate daily, and are expected to demonstrate progress in prescribed activities. Students develop physical skill applicable to individual and dual activities and recreational games. There is continued emphasis on the development and maintenance of an optimal level of physical fitness.
0254 Body Building/Figure Control - Grades 11, 12 Year
This semester long course is open to all 11th and 12th grade students either as an elective or to fulfill their graduation requirement. In this course students will dress in regulation uniform and participate daily. The course is designed to improve overall fitness with an emphasis on developing muscle strength and endurance. Another area of emphasis for girls will be on figure control and development. The students will be exposed to the basic principles of exercise physiology.
0270 PE PEP - Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Year
Prerequisite: Instructor approval.
This course is structured to support athletic events, games, rallies and various state and community competitions.
0300 PE Marching Band - Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Year
Prerequisite: Instructor approval.
This course is open to students who have expressed an interest in performing with the marching band and demonstrate a sustaining interest as a participant of this activity throughout their years of membership. This course is structured around performances at high school football half-time shows, parades, field tournaments, and various state and community events. May be repeated for credit.
0790 Sports-Grades9,10,11,12 Year
Prerequisite: Written approval by the athletic department.
Students enrolled in this course participate in competitive athletics. They gain leadership experience and develop positive attitudes relating to sportsmanship and fair play. Students develop school and team loyalty, and learn to make individual and team decisions. The course develops the skills and attitudes required to participate in the following sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball and wrestling. Students, under the direction of a coach or coaches, compete against students from other schools in one or more of these sports. Emphasis is placed on both individual and team performance. Physical Education credit is earned upon successful completion of this course.
0010 Adaptive PE – Grades 9, 10, 11, 12