The aim of the Physical Education program at St. Albert Catholic is to further strengthen and develop physical fitness and motor skills, which will then carry on through adult life. To obtain an Alberta High school diploma all students must have a minimum requirement of Phys. Ed 10 for 3 credits.
Studies have shown that strong and active bodies help create a better overall quality of life. To support this, SACHS physical education is taught following these basic general outcomes at the 10, 20 and 30 levels.
General Outcome A- Students will acquire skills through a variety of developmentally appropriate movement activities; games, types of gymnastics, individual activities and activities in an alternative environment (wall climbing is an example)
General Outcome B- Students will understand, experience and appreciate the health benefits that result from physical activity.
General Outcome C- Students will interact positively with others as demonstrated through; Communication; Fair Play; Leadership and Teamwork
General Outcome D- Students will assume personal responsibility to lead an active way of life. Time is spent examining; Effort & Safety issues; Goal Setting; Personal Challenge; and Active Living in the Community
In addition to the regular physical education classes, St. Albert Catholic offers a High Performance Physical Education 10 class for 5 credits. This class is aimed at serious athletes, male and female, who thrive on competition in a multitude of sport settings and enjoy being active on a daily basis. This course is ideal for students who want to challenge themselves both physically and mentally since the demands and expectations are much higher than that of the Physical Education 10 course (3 credit). Students enrolled in this course must demonstrate a high level of maturity and personal organization. ($80.00 fee for the course/field trips)
Iron Hawk 10 is another class that focuses on personal fitness as students develop their own workout and fitness regime, examining the benefits of various types of training that best suit their individual needs. Proper nutrition and general body awareness is also explored. (Students CANNOT enroll in both Iron Hawk & Sports Performance 10).
Sports Performance 10/20/30:
provides students with an opportunity to develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes in all aspects of personal fitness & health. Students will better understand how personal fitness affects their own body and how it all functions together. They will feel better about themselves, have more energy and gain self-confidence in their overall abilities. Students will engage in both theory and active participation components on a daily basis. (Students CANNOT enroll in both Iron Hawk & Sports Performance 10)
Sports Medicine/Medical Services