Health and Physical 

Students ExercisingStudents in a  gym classStudents in a Health class

"To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise."

—Gene Tunney, American professional boxer, 1897-1978

Why is this program important?

We are committed to providing students with the opportunity to explore everything about exercise and fitness and experience the benefits of physical movement. E.O. Smith’s PE and Health program provides a wide range of activities to meet the demands of a changing world and complement students’ interests. As our society becomes more stressed, anxious and overwhelmed, it’s critical for students to learning how exercise and outdoor activity can improve their overall health, happiness and productivity. The program helps students find ways to unwind and exercise that work for them.

Program Goals:

Students who have taken PE and Health courses will:
  • Understand that exercise can be a fun and enjoyable part of their lives.
  • Identify what activities best fit their interests and personalities, try new things and make regular exercise a positive experience in their lives.
  • Develop the ability to seek physical activities that keep them happy and healthy.
  • Be able to develop an exercise program that fits them and make adjustments as needed throughout their lives.
  • Use exercise as a way to reduce stress and as a focus for lifelong health.

Curriculum/Classes:

Health Classes:
  • Health and Wellness
  • Public Health and Safety
Physical Education/Health Classes:
  • Team Sports
  • Sports Performance
  • Adventure PE
  • Ultimate Frisbee/Racquet class
  • Aerobic Dance
  • Lifetime Sports
  • Self Defense/Kickboxing
  • Football/Basketball
  • Tournament Class
  • Circuit Training
  • Personal Wellness
  • Principles of Unified PE
  • Principles of PE (independent study)

Careers:

Students interested in exercise and health have a variety of career options:
  • PE or Health Teacher
  • Personal Trainer
  • Yoga Teacher
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Coach
  • Dietician
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Physical Therapist

"The amount of options we have makes the PE experience enjoyable for everyone"

— Kenzi, Class of 2019

"As an athlete, I loved taking Team Sports because I was able to try a variety of sports I had never tried before"

—Sydney, Class of 2018

"I love my Unified PE class and I loved having it as an option"

—Emerson, Class of 2021

"I liked being able to find classes to work with people who wanted the same things I did"

—Jenna, Class of 2020

Contact:

Earl Henrichon, Chairperson
Monday-Friday, 7:00 am-2:30 pm
860.487.0877 ext .4560
ehenrichon@eosmith.org

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