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Fitness for Life Courses

Fit for Life 1 and 2 are required for graduation from Minneapolis Public Schools. The Fitness for Life courses will enable students to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and maintain a health-enhancing level of fitness and to increase physical competence, self esteem and the motivation to pursue life long physical activity. Students will gain an understanding of the components of health-related fitness, training principles, and the benefits of being physically active. Students will participate in activities that will increase physical fitness levels and develop health practices that value physical activity and its contribution to lifelong fitness. Students will exhibit a physically active lifestyle through participation in one or more lifetime sports or activities of their own choosing.

Fitness for Life 2

Fitness For Life 2 will enable students to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and maintain a health-enhancing level of fitness and to increase physical competence, self esteem and the motivation to pursue lifelong physical activity.

The topics of study in physical fitness include advanced fitness terminology, training and conditioning principles, lifetime activity choices, fitness plan design, goal setting, fitness plan implementation, anatomy and physiology, bio-mechanical principles, consumer choices, wellness, nutrition and training, safety and prevention of injury, social issues, lifelong physical fitness and family involvement.

Grade 11/12
Prerequisite: None

Quarter Credit: .25