2017 - 2018 MCPS High School Course Bulletin

Physical Education and Health

Health education provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to help them make healthful decisions—both now and in the future.  Through the implementation of an effective, comprehensive health education instructional program, students will develop the life skills needed to enhance their potential for achieving academic success and attaining healthier, happier, and more productive lives.  Developing knowledge of accurate health information is essential. Practicing health-related skills in real-life situations and developing healthful behaviors are the ultimate goals of the program.

The goal of the high school physical education program is to prepare students to become responsible citizens who are both physically and health literate.  Students develop and apply their knowledge and skills in general, concentrated, and specialty physical education courses.  Students receive instruction in fitness and skill performance through movement-based tasks and the implementation of personalized fitness and physical activity plans.  Students demonstrate and model responsible personal and social behavior to promote a sense of community and a safe, healthy environment for all.  Students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to transfer their learning outside of the school setting in order to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.

Additional Physical Education Courses

As indicated in the course table, there are course codes for specific Concentrated Physical Education (CPE) and Specialty Physical Education (SPE) courses.  Students whould check with their counselors to see which courses are offered at their school.


Graduation Requirements

  • 0.5 credit in Grade 10 Comprehensive Health Education (7835 or 7841)

  • 1 credit in Physical Education 


Health Courses

Health education provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to help them make healthful decisions—both now and in the future.  Through the implementation of an effective, comprehensive health education instructional program, students will develop the life skills needed to enhance their potential for achieving academic success and attaining healthier, happier, and more productive lives.  Developing knowledge of accurate health information is essential. Practicing health-related skills in real-life situations and developing healthful behaviors are the ultimate goals of the program.

Graduation Requirement

  • 0.5 credit in Grade 10 Comprehensive Health Education (7835 or 7841)

7833 /0 Family Life and Human Development
7834 /0 Human Behavior
7835 /0 Comprehensive Health Education - Grade 10
7841 /0 Comprehensive Health Education - Grade 10, Honors
7842 /0 First Aid

Physical Education Courses

The goal of the high school physical education program is to prepare students to become responsible citizens who are both physically and health literate.  Students develop and apply their knowledge and skills in general, concentrated, and specialty physical education courses.  Students receive instruction in fitness and skill performance through movement-based tasks and the implementation of personalized fitness and physical activity plans.  Students demonstrate and model responsible personal and social behavior to promote a sense of community and a safe, healthy environment for all.  Students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to transfer their learning outside of the school setting in order to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.

Additional Physical Education Courses

As indicated in the course table, there are course codes for specific Concentrated Physical Education (CPE) and Specialty Physical Education (SPE) courses.  Students should check with their counselors to see which courses are offered at their school.

Graduation Requirement

  • 1 credit in Physical Education 

7700 /0 Leadership Opportunities in Physical Education
7720 /7721Foundations of Personal Fitness and Sport
7733 /0 CPE -- Field Sports
7735 /0 CPE - Individual/Dual Sports
7736 /0 CPE - Lifetime Sports
7737 /0 CPE - Net Sports
7738 /0 CPE - Team Sports
7740 /0 SPE - Athletic Guidance and Training
7742 /0 SPE - Basketball
7743 /0 SPE - Dance
7744 /0 SPE - Floor/Street Hockey
7745 /0 SPE - Fitness
7746 /0 SPE - Flag Football
7747 /0 SPE - Lacrosse
7748 /0 SPE - Soccer
7750 /0 SPE - Ultimate
7751 /0 SPE - Volleyball
7752 /0 SPE - Weight/Strength Training & Conditioning
7753 /0 SPE - Wrestling and Conditioning
7754 /0 SPE - Yoga/Stretching