Physical Welfare

About the Division

Eric Ramos, Director of Physical Welfare
Room 2108
Tia Dybas, Assistant to the Director
Room 2108

Physical fitness is an important component to leading a healthy lifestyle. The inclusion of regular fitness activity helps students maintain fitness, develop muscular strength and improve cardiovascular health. A regular fitness activity improves the absorption of nutrients by the body, improves digestive processes and increases physiological processes.

The participation in physical education in high school provides a positive influence on a student's personality, character and self-esteem. In addition, the team-building process enhances communication skills, and the skills required to get along and cooperate with students of varying ethnic backgrounds and personalities.

Quality physical education programs are needed to increase the physical competence, health-related fitness, self-responsibility and enjoyment of physical activity for all students so that they can be physically active for a lifetime.

Medical Excuses From Physical Education
Medical excuses are accepted from parents for up to three days within each six-week grading period. Excuses of longer duration must be written by a physician. Students with physicians’ notes will be accommodated in either an alternative activity or our alternative program. If a physical education student is also a student-athlete, any medical restrictions in physical education will also affect his/her athletic participation.

Course Descriptions

For course descriptions from all academic divisions, visit our Course Book page.

Click on the course description to see course goals and learning targets:

Physical Education

Course Name Course Description
Freshman Foundational Fitness Choice PE
one-semester course
PED 121 | PED 122
Foundational Fitness Choice PE
one-semester course
PED 341 | PED 342
Choice PE PED 451 | PED 452
Early Bird Choice PE PED 031 | PED 032
Adventure Education
one-semester course
PED 331  | PED 332
Alternative PE PED 111 | PED 112







PE Leadership Opportunities

Course Name Course Description
Junior Leadership/PE Leadership Training PED 61L | PED 62L
Senior Leadership PED 81L | PED 82L
Alternative PE Leadership PED 41L | PED 42L


Course Name Course Description
Lifeguard Training and Certification
Semester 2 course only
PED 502
Pool Leadership Training
and Water Safety Instruction
PED 51L Syllabus | PED 52L Syllabus
Pool Leadership PED 71L Syllabus | PED 72L Syllabus

Health Education

Course Name Course Description
Applied Health (one-semester course) PED 231 | PED 232
Health Education (one-semester course) PED 201 | PED 202