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Introduction to Individual Sports II (Middle School)

Introduction to Individual Sports II (Middle School)

Recommended Grade Level: 6 - 8

Course Price: $350.00


Course Details:

This course provides students with an overview of individual sports. Students learn about a variety of sports, yet do an in-depth study of running, walking, strength training, yoga, Pilates, dance, water sports, and cross-training. Students learn the history, rules, and guidelines of each sport, and practice specific skills related to each sport. Students also learn about the components of fitness, FITT principles, benefits of fitness, safety and technique, and good nutrition. Students conduct fitness assessments and participate in weekly physical activity.

Course Requirements:

Although this is an online course, the exercise requirements are anything but virtual!

EXERCISE REQUIREMENTS

  1. You are required to have 12 WEEKS of physical activity for this course.
  2. Your weekly workouts must follow the 3-3-3 Schedule.
  • The total time must equal at least three hours of physical activity a week.
  • The activity needs to be accumulated over at least three days.
  • Students must participate in at least three different types of activities.
  1. You are encouraged to participate in a variety of physical activities. Refer to the Weekly Fitness Log Instructions for detailed recommendations.

CARDIO

  • Minimum of 90 minutes of cardio per week
  • Specify which cardio activities
  • Cardio workouts, ideally, can be done every day of the week
  • A cardio workout means that your heart rate is elevated within your target zone (approximately 135-180 bpm)

STRENGTH

  • Minimum of 30 minutes of strength training per week
  • Specify which muscles worked and with what equipment
  • You should work every major muscle or muscle group at least once during the week
  • When strength training you should allow your muscles to rest for at least 48 hours before working the same muscles again
  • If you want to strength train every day, alternate upper body one day and lower body the next

FLEXIBILITY

  • Minimum of 5-10 minutes of stretching at the end of every cardio or strength training workout
  • Other optional flexibility workouts such as yoga or Pilates can be included as well

*Note: A warm-up and cool down is implied and should be included in every workout session.

FITNESS LOG

Each week you will fill out a Weekly Fitness Log. Approximately every four weeks (refer to schedule for more information) you will have a Student Checkpoint where you will review your progress. In addition, your parent or guardian must submit the parent verification form below. Without this verification you will NOT receive credit for your Weekly Fitness Log.

  • Weekly Fitness Log
  • Weekly Fitness Log Instructions
  • Student Checkpoint
  • Supervisor Verification
  • Sample Workout Schedule

Technical Requirements:

  • Microsoft word
  • PDF Reader
  • Power point
  • Excel
  • Google Docs

Syllabus:

COURSE INTRODUCTION

UNIT 1: GETTING STARTED

  • 1.1: Fitness Assessment & Analysis
  • 1.2: Getting Started
  • 1.3: Exercising Outdoors

UNIT 2: FITNESS & NUTRITION PRINCIPLES

  • 2.1: Components of Fitness
  • 2.2: Principles of Fitness
  • 2.3: Nutrition

UNIT 3: CYCLING BASICS

  • 3.1: Cycling
  • 3.2: Bike & Helmet Fit

UNIT 4: STRENGTH TRAINING

  • 4.1: Strength Training Principles
  • 4.2: Strength Training Guidelines

UNIT 5: WATER SPORTS

  • 5.1: Water Safety
  • 5.2: Swimming & Water Skills

UNIT 6: Cross-Training & Agility

  • 6.1: Cross-Training
  • 6.2: Drills & Plyometrics

UNIT 7: POST ASSESSMENT

  • 7.1: Post Assessment

Accreditation & Approvals

Cognia Advanced
International Association for K-12 Online Learning
National col-2dot4legiate Athletic Association
Northwest Accreditation Commission Board
Washington OSPI
University of California
Department of Education - Idaho
Arkansas Department of Education
NMSDC
MWBE
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