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Fitness & Wellness Department Courses

The Donegal High School’s Department of Fitness and Wellness is committed to educating all students in the awareness, development and continuation of a healthy, active lifestyle.  The Department offers experiences that promote the concept of lifespan sport, fitness, physical and health education. Within the context of this design, students develop skills, knowledge, abilities and an experiential base of sufficient quality and wisdom to empower reasonable success in ensuring healthy practices and lifestyle.  

354335 Fitness 9-10 (Weight – 1.1) (Grades 9, 10 required)   0.5 credits


This class is structured so that students will be introduced to a variety of team sports that place an emphasis on fitness development, skill acquisition, strategic thinking and cooperative effort.  Units in this course include, but are not limited to volleyball, basketball, bowling, track and field, flag football, field games, aerobics, kickboxing, and fitness center. Students will take part in activities that will enhance cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition.  The use of heart-rate monitors and fitness circuits are included in the course.


354435 Fitness 11- 12 (Weight – 1.1) (Grades 11, 12 required)     0.5 credits


This general fitness course is one of four that can be chosen to fulfill the Fitness requirements. This course will continue to place emphasis on team sports and fitness. As class size allows, time will be spent on individual and lifetime sports as well.  The use of heart-rate monitors is included in the course.



357235 Wellness 10 (Weight – 1.1) (Grade 10 required)                                                             0.5 credits


Students must successfully complete this required course in order to graduate.  Course content includes, but is not limited to: personal health and wellness, community and environmental health, marriage, parenthood, aging, life skills, conflict and violence resolution.  Through these learning experiences, students will be provided with the skills necessary to live a life of wellness.



357335 Wellness 11 (Weight – 1.1) (Grade 11 required)                                                            0.5 credits 

Students must successfully complete this required course in order to graduate.  Course content includes but is not limited to: nutrition, physical fitness, substance abuse, communicable and non-communicable diseases, safety, and first aid and CPR.  Through these learning experiences, students will be provided with the skills necessary to live a life of wellness.


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