Personal Fitness -Sports Performance

Course Overview

Course Description:
This exciting opportunity is available to all students and is intended to provide learning opportunities for students with a passion for athletics, wellness and sports. You may wish to improve performance, challenge yourself physically and/or potentially pursue a career in the athletic field. This will be completed through a combination of theory and practical outcomes.

Modules include elements such as nutrition, goal setting and mental training, all of which will center on sport and the application of sport into life both inside and outside of the school. This material will review topics and issues not traditionally present in the regular physical education program.

This co-ed learning opportunity has been purposefully crafted to promote self-awareness, team building and lifelong wellness. In these courses a desire to improve and an evolving work ethic are central to success. If you like to have fun while learning and are ready to take action, this is the course for you!

Students in this course will improve upon their balance, coordination, speed, flexibility, strength, agility and power. We focus on the latest training principles while applying them to our workouts during class time. The training principles that we apply are functional movements, core strength, resistance training, stretching, Olympic lifting and plyometrics.

All students must register under Personal Fitness regardless of what grade or how many times they have taken Personal Fitness.  Once registered the student will placed in the appropriate class by the lead teacher.

As this course is optional to students, you are expected to be highly motivated and a conscientious individual who is ready to excel on a daily basis. Students enrolled in this course will be dedicated to becoming a better athlete through performance enhancement training and by understanding the associated theoretical background.

Module Evaluation Criteria:
Each student will receive one credit for each individual module completed. Grades will be based upon theoretical and practical work (workouts) completed during class time.

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Personal Fitness

Modules of study

Health Service Foundations
Foundations for Training 1
Musculoskeletal System
Cardiovascular System
Sport Psychology 1
Athletic Development
Foundations for Training 2
Nutrition and Wellness
Sport Psychology 2
Back Care Basics
Leadership in recreation & Sports
Caring for Body Systems 1
Training Core Muscles
Health Care 1
Flexibility Training
Nature and Wellness
Cardiovascular Training
Integrative Health
Human Movement
Caring for Body Systems 2
Training and Conditioning
Nutrition for Recreational Activities and Sport
Sport Psychology 3
Supporting Positive Behaviour
Resistance Training Leadership
Fitness Instruction Leadership Principals
Speed and Agility Training
Group Exercise Leadership
Governance and Leadership

Please Note: Personal Fitness may fulfill a portion of the "30-level" graduating requirements and be included in your average when calculating for the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship.

Powerlifting Team

Starting in the fall of 2019, we will be starting our first every powerlifting team. This is a no cut team where everyone at every level is welcome. This team is for both male and female. Students will be guided and watched by trained individuals with safety being our first priority. The goal is to have students participate in a High School championship at the end of the year. This team will be under the guidance and help of the Alberta Powerlifting Union and their executive – two of which are Team Canada Powerlifting Coaches.

How Powerlifting Works:

Powerlifting had three main lifts – squat, bench press, and deadlift. The student records their max lift in each at a tournament. These weights are then calculated using the Wilks Formula and then added together to get a final score. The Wilks formula calculates the weight lifted in comparison to your body weight – therefore champions are determined by weight lifted in comparison to body weight and not just maximum total weight lifted. Therefore the seemingly smallest person in the gym can still be the best overall power lifter in the gym.

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Benefits of Powerlifting
Powerlifting offers many health benefits such as stronger muscles, stronger bones (and a decreased chance of developing osteoporosis later in life), stronger joints, improved metabolism, improved body composition (lose fat and gain muscle), improved work capacity, and a decreased risk of developing type II diabetes (which is becoming more and more common in children and teens). In addition, Powerlifting and weight lifting doesn’t have to stop when high school ends. Most high school athletes will not continue to play to competitive sports in college, and even fewer college athletes will play professional sports. But lifting weights is a viable form of exercise for those of any age. Powerlifting in specific has age groups for those under 13, 14-15, 16-17, 18-19, 20-24, 25-39, and then once you get into the master’s category (over 40) you can continue to lift as an adult.

Powerlifting can be a very valuable, healthy addition to your child’s life, whether it involves participation for 3 months or 10 years. It reinforces the benefits of a good work ethic and a healthy lifestyle. It fosters discipline and patience as the gains don’t come over night. Exercise has also been shown to improve concentration levels, the ability to focus on one task, and a general sense of wellbeing. With your support your student athlete may improve their sporting performance and they may possibly find another activity which will add to their overall happiness and fulfillment.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Mr. Christopher Taylor @