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Health and Physical Education

The Health and Physical Education Department provides our Loyola students the opportunity to develop their physical, social, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. These courses are an integral part of our educational program and provide another education discipline in which students can become fully educated. The education of the whole person is directly related to the Ignatian vision that holds that the education of the whole person is essential for the spiritual, mental, physical, social and emotional development of the student. This department supports the school philosophy that believes that each of our students is capable of making intelligent and informed decisions regarding their present and future well-being.

Health and Physical Education Graduation Requirements (2 semesters)

Students are required to complete two semesters of health and physical education.  Most students will be enrolled in Health (1 semester) and Physical Education (1 semester) thereby completing Loyola’s requirements during freshman year.  Other Health/PE options include Lifetime Fitness, Aquatic Skills and Weight Training which can be taken during the junior and senior years.

Faculty

Health/Physical Education Department

Courses

Health

Department: Health and Physical Education
Teachers: Brad Legant, Andre Woodert, Fernando Hernandez
Open to: Freshmen
Length: 1 Semester

This course is designed to cover fundamental and current topics in healthy habits and wellness. This semester course focuses on the six dimensions of health: mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and social. Throughout the semester we will cover areas of conflict resolution, injury prevention, alcohol and other drugs, community and environmental health, family health and sexuality, mental and emotional health, nutrition, personal and consumer health, physical activity, and tobacco. This course is a graduation requirement.

Physical Education

Department: Health and Physical Education
Teachers: Sean Buller
Open to: Freshmen
Length: 1 Semester

This course is designed for freshmen and provides a well-rounded exposure to a multitude of physical activities that prepare the student for a lifetime of good health. Students participate in distinctive four-week units designed to provide a wide array of experiences in the physiological and psychological participation in sport and physical activity. Topics include: Aquatics, Field Sports, Court Sports, and Fitness and Weight Training. Participation in a sport at Loyola does not satisfy the PE graduation requirement.

Lifetime Fitness

Department: Health and Physical Education
Teachers: Erik Healy
Open to: Juniors, Seniors
Length: 1 Semester

This course is designed for juniors and seniors and covers topics in lifetime fitness and wellness providing a well-rounded exposure to healthy activities that prepare the student for a lifetime of good health choices. Students participate in weekly units designed to provide experiences in the physiological and psychological participation of physical activity. This course is divided into two parts: two days lecture and two days of physical activity each week. Topics include: Introduction to Fitness and Wellness; Health Benefits of Physical Activity; Preparing for Physical Activity; How much is enough and setting realistic goals; Cardiovascular Fitness; Flexibility; Muscle Fitness; Body Composition; Exercise Risks and Injury Prevention; Developing a plan for the future; Hydration and Health Foods; Nutrition; Managing Stress and Relaxing through movement; Recognizing Quackery; and, P.E.D.S. and the future.

PE 2 Water Polo

Teachers: Erik Healy

PE 2 Football

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