Forest Park Health & Physical Education Staff

Teacher E-Mail Courses Taught
Mrs. (Baker) Burroughs bakerjl@pwcs.edu  HPE I; HPE II
Mr. Brown browndj1@pwcs.edu  HPE I; HPE II
Mr. DeNard denardsr@pwcs.edu  HPE II; Weight Training
Mr. Locke lockela@pwcs.edu  HPE II
Mrs. McCann mccannki@pwcs.edu  HPE I; Unified
Mr. O'Neill oneilltm@pwcs.edu  HPE II; Weight Training
Ms. Peros perosnm@pwcs.edu  HPE I; Personal Fitness

 

HPE Courses Offered: 

HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION I

Grades: 9-12
Credit: 1
Prerequisite: None

Students will participate in classroom instruction and in individual and team activities designed to develop knowledge, skills, and habits necessary to maintain personal fitness for a lifetime. Fifty percent of the course focuses on classroom instruction in fitness, nutrition, body systems, physical health, mental wellness/social emotional skills, First Aid, CPR and use of AED, violence prevention, community and environmental health, disease prevention and health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and family life education.

 

HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, AND CLASSROOM DRIVER EDUCATION II

Grades: 9-12
Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Health and Physical Education I

Students continue to participate in classroom instruction and in individual and team activities designed to develop knowledge, skills, and habits necessary to maintain personal fitness for a lifetime. Fifty percent of the course focuses on classroom instruction in family life education, healthy decision making, health concepts and promotion, and classroom driver education. Classroom driver education consists of a minimum of 36 periods of structured learning experiences aimed at developing safe and efficient drivers. Completion of driver education through private instruction does not exempt the student from completing all course objectives.

Virginia Licensing Regulation

Juvenile Licensing requires a parent and student to attend a 90-minute traffic safety presentation. This requirement must be met for the student to successfully meet all of the classroom driver education certification requirements.

 

PERSONAL FITNESS

Grades: 11-12
Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Health and Physical Education I and II

Personal Fitness places emphasis on why exercise and fitness are important, what one's own fitness needs are, and how to attain and maintain personal fitness for a lifetime. Additional emphasis is placed on the five health-related components of fitness including cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition control. Individual student fitness levels are assessed. Instruction includes emphasis on health risk factors related to lifestyles and how nutrition affects wellness. The course may include classroom instruction as well as individual and team activity. This course may be taken more than once for credit.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION - WEIGHT TRAINING - PRINCIPLES OF WEIGHT TRAINING AND CONDITIONING

Grades: 11-12
Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Health and Physical Education I and II

This Physical Education section places emphasis on the principles of weight training and conditioning. The student will understand how and why weight training and conditioning benefits the student's ability to build muscle, strengthen core muscles, prevent injuries, and perform athletically. The student will learn to assess one's own fitness needs and how to attain and maintain personal fitness for a lifetime. Additional emphasis is placed on the five health-related components of fitness including cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition control. Individual student fitness levels will be assessed and the students will formulate personal goals and develop individual fitness programs. Instruction includes emphasis on health risk factors related to lifestyles and how nutrition affects wellness. This course may be taken more than once for credit.

 

UNIFIED PHYSICAL EDUCATION RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

Grades: 11-12
Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Health and Physical Education I and II and/or recommendation from the department chairperson or the supervising teacher

Unified Physical Education Recreational Activities places emphasis on the opportunity for students of all abilities to participate together through ongoing educational and physical activities. Additionally, the course supports the development of student leadership skills and empowers students to foster an inclusive environment in a variety of recreational movement activities. Student learning outcomes emphasize anatomical basis of movement, fitness planning, social development, and energy balance to support healthy living. This course may be taken more than once for credit.

 

Prince William County Health & Physical Education Information

Health & Physical Education

https://www.pwcs.edu/academics___programs/h_p_e_program_information/index 

 

Drivers Education

https://www.pwcs.edu/academics___programs/driver_education/index 

 

Virginia Department of Education Information

https://doe.virginia.gov/instruction/physed/index.shtml  

 

Partners for Safe Teen Drivers 90-Minute Meeting Schedule (Required for HPE II Students)

https://www.pwcs.edu/academics___programs/driver_education/student__parent_meeting/schedule