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Health & Physical Education

Health & Physical Education

Welcome to the CHS Physical Education Department

At Crestwood High School, students are required to have two semesters of physical education for graduation counting for ¼ credit each and 1 semester of health for ½ credit.  Our goal is to help our students develop decision making skills and learn fitness activities that will lead them to a healthy lifestyle. Establishing healthy behaviors during childhood is easier and more effective than trying to change unhealthy behaviors during adulthood. 

In physical education the state of Ohio has 6 standards for PE and require 2 assessments be given to students in each standard before they graduate.  This means that students will be required to complete both physical and written assignments.




1011 Health                                                   1 Semester                Grades 9, 10, 11, 12            ½ credit

This class encompasses the physical, mental, emotional, and social aspects of health and fitness and their practical application in adult life.  This class studies family living, human growth and development, tobacco, alcohol and other psychoactive drugs, CPR, first-aid, AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, and nutrition. Class structure includes guest speakers in specialized areas.  This course is required for graduation.


One-half credit of Physical Education is required.


1017 Physical Education I                           1 Semester                Grades 9, 10, 11, 12            ¼ credit

This course will encourage students to maintain a fitness routine throughout their lives. Activities include; weight training, cardio respiratory endurance exercises, kickboxing, yoga, line dancing, various sports and fitness games and stretching.  The weekly plan will consist of running and stretching at the beginning of every class 1 day of running, 1 day of kickboxing, 1 day of weight training and 2 days of sports and games.  A pre and post physical fitness test will be given at the beginning and end of each semester, and a final exam project will be completed.  There will also be various written assignments throughout the semester. This course meets the requirements for 7 of the 12 mandatory state assessments based off of physical education standards.


1021 Physical Education II                           1 Semester                Grades 9, 10, 11, 12            ¼ credit

The emphasis is on using basic skills for team and individual sports and also for recreational activities such as; football, softball/whiffle ball, volleyball, basketball, line soccer/speedball, badminton, ultimate Frisbee, corn hole and pickle ball.  Stretching and cardiovascular fitness is also emphasized each day for general health.  Written tests and assessments will be given to ensure comprehension of rules and comply with state standards.  Students will also be evaluated on their sportsmanship and character.  A pre and post physical fitness test will be given at the beginning and the end of each semester. This course meets the requirements for 5 of the 12 mandatory state assessments.

Physical Education Wavier

A student may wave his/her physical education course requirement by participating in: band, cheerleading, dance team, and or sports for two full seasons. The law does not allow a student to take one physical education class and participate in one sport to fulfill his/her physical education requirements. A student must choose to fulfill this requirement by either taking two physical education courses or participating in two full seasons of one or more of the school sponsored activities listed above. Students must still meet the 22 credits for graduation.  There is a fee for this course. 


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