2024 - 2025 MCPS High School Course Bulletin

HPE2026 Sp PE Weight Strength Train

0.5 credit per semester

This specialty physical education (SPE) course will provide in-depth instruction in weight training. The main focus of the course will be to improve muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular fitness, and flexibility. Prior to any training students will learn about safe lifting, weight room safety, and cleaning and disinfecting the instructional space. Focus within the course will also include learning about periodization, the principles of overload and specificity, and determining personal best lifts. Emphasis will be placed on student's ability to plan for improvement after developing goals and a personal fitness plan. There will be less emphasis on game play or sport activities during this SPE course. This course is not recommended for ninth grade students. Students are encouraged to enroll in the Foundations of Personal Fitness and Sport course (HPE 2004A) prior to taking SPE courses.

9 - 10 - 11 - 12
Unlimited repeats for subject credit

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