The Oakmont HS PE Department strives to make healthy living an integral part of our students' lifestyles. According to the CA Dept of Education PE Standards: "Physical education is an integral part of the education program for all students. It teaches students how their bodies move and how to perform a variety of physical activities. Students learn the health-related benefits of regular physical activity and the skills to adopt a physically active, healthy lifestyle. The discipline also provides learning experiences that meet the developmental needs of students. With high-quality physical education instruction, students become confident, independent, self-controlled, and resilient; develop positive social skills; set and strive for personal, achievable goals; learn to assume leadership; cooperate with others; accept responsibility for their own behavior; and, ultimately, improve their academic performance."
The OHS Physical Education program has been designed to focus on three key areas of student learning: (1) Movement that includes Health-Related Fitness, Sport/Activity skills and Tactical Skills. (2) Strategy that includes Health-Related Concepts, Sport Rules, History and Strategy. (3) Character that includes Responsibility, Respect, Integrity, Active Engagement, Fairness and Caring. Each of these areas will be addressed through various dual/individual sport units of instruction: Badminton, Recreation Games, Health-Related Fitness, Pickle-Ball, Social Dance, Disc Golf, Water Safety, Track and Field, 3v3 Basketball.
The OHS Physical Education program has been designed to focus on three key areas of student learning: (1) Movement that includes Health-Related Fitness, Sport/Activity skills and Tactical Skills. (2) Strategy that includes Health-Related Concepts, Sport Rules, History and Strategy. (3) Character that includes Responsibility, Respect, Integrity, Active Engagement, Fairness and Caring. Each of these areas will be addressed through various Team Sport units of instruction: Health-Related Fitness, Basketball, Combatives, Football, Team Handball, Volleyball, Adventure Racing, Ultimate Frisbee, Soccer, Rugby, Australian Rules Football, Gaelic Football Lacrosse, Hockey and Softball/Over the Line.
Designed to provide students with qualifying disabilities the opportunity to participate in individualized physical education activities. Each student’s program will be adapted to accommodate his/her individual needs and abilities. Course may be repeated for credit. This is not a class that students sign-up for. Any student needing this class is placed in it.
Athletic PE Fall/Spring
All students must be active members of an Oakmont H.S. varsity athletic team. All students must turn in an “Athletic PE Permission Form”. The form requires the approval of coach and instructor. The OHS Athletic Department strongly recommends all varsity in-season athletes take this class. Designed to assist today’s student athletes in balancing the demands of athletics and academics. This course is designed for serious athletes who desire to improve their athletic and academic skills. This course does not replace PE 9 and 10 requirements. Indicate fall or spring semester.
Weight Training and Conditioning Fall
Designed to provide an opportunity to develop basic proficiency and skill in the core lifts. Weight room safety and function, form running, speed, agility, and conditioning will be emphasized.
Advanced Weight Training and Conditioning
Designed to provide an opportunity to develop proficiency and skill in Olympic Style weight training and to develop and enhance athletic ability through speed and agility training. This course is designed for the motivated student-athlete looking to advance beyond basic weight training and looking to perform at his/her highest athletic level. This course does not fulfill the PE 9 and 10 requirements.
This course will focus on the physics, physiology, and biomechanics of various modern American sports, and is for students that have an active interest in sports and sports related fields. Students will examine the scientific and theoretical basis common to all sports activities and training methods and use that basis to develop personal plans to optimize their performances in sports and sports related activities. Sport Science is a laboratory-based curriculum rather than a skill based curriculum commonly seen in similar Physical Education courses. Sport Science will form a foundation for further study in health and the health related careers of Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy, and in sports related careers such as Coaching and Athletic Training.