• Health Opportunities through Physical Education (HOPE)

    Credits: 0.5 (per segment)
    Estimated Completion Time: 1 segment / 16-18 weeks


    With a focus on health and fitness, this course guides student to be active and healthy now and for a lifetime. Effective strategies and techniques are a foundation of the course so that students can continually make improvements in all areas of wellness. Students, with the guidance of a training instructor, set personal goals in four areas of wellness: physical, emotional, social, and academic. Fitness assessments enable students to establish baseline levels of fitness and work toward improvement in specific areas. At the end of each module, students submit a wellness plan documenting their daily physical activity, progress toward goals, changes in fitness assessment results, and reflections on personal progress.

    By following individualized training principles, students can achieve personal success and gain confidence, while they develop healthy lifetime habits. The course uses videos, graphics, and interactive learning opportunities to encourage students to eat well, get up, and be active.

    Leading a healthy lifestyle is the best way to prevent health problems before they occur—this course helps students do just that. And now is the best time to get started. To help you stay on track, this course uses a MOVband® fitness monitor to calculate your daily moves and digitally share your workouts. We highly recommend the MOVband, which is available to FLVS students at a reduced price and can be used after the course is completed to continue healthy living. Purchase your MOVband here: https://shop.movable.com/basic-florida.html

    After your MOVband arrives, follow the included instructions to set up and register your MOVband.

    It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3:

    1. Order your MOVband
    2. Register your MOVband
    3. Sync your MOVband

    Place your order today, and get started counting your moves before beginning the course.


    Major Topics and Concepts:

    Segment 1

    • Importance of Physical Activity
    • Baseline Fitness Levels
    • Short and Long Term Goals
    • Cardiovascular System
    • Monitoring the Heart
    • Measuring Pulse
    • Target Heart Rate Zone
    • Cardiorespiratory Activities
    • Principles of Cardiorespiratory Fitness
    • Principles of Overload, Specificity, and Progression
    • Components of Health-Related Fitness
    • Peer Pressure
    • Peer Influence
    • Flexibility Activities
    • Joints, Muscles, Tendons and Ligaments
    • Benefits of Flexibility
    • Proper Stretching Techniques
    • Types of Stretching
    • Warm-Up and Cool Down Importance
    • Importance of Exercising Safely
    • Types and Causes of Stress
    • Stress Management
    • Components of Skill-Related Fitness
    • Benefits of Muscular Training
    • Strength and Endurance Exercises
    • Muscular Safety Precautions
    • Weight Training Myths
    • Muscular Contractions
    • Principles of Muscular Fitness
    • Value of Lifetime Fitness
    • Avoidance of Unhealthy Lifestyle
    • Balance Nutrition
    • Functions of Essential Nutrients
    • Determining Serving Sizes
    • Reading Nutritional Labels
    • Media's Impacts on Fitness
    • Media's Influence on Self-Esteem

    Segment 2

    • Depression and Suicide
    • Dating Violence and Abuse
    • Internet Safety and Cyberbullying
    • Bullying
    • Effects of Technology on Health
    • Family Influence of Technology Use
    • Managing Interpersonal Conflicts
    • Behavioral Effects on Mental Health
    • Influence of Heredity on Personal Health
    • Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Risks of Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco
    • Applying a Decision-making Process in Risk Situations
    • Influence of Personal Values, Attitudes, and Beliefs on Health
    • Assessing Refusal and Negotiation Skills
    • Evaluation of Public Health Policy and Government Regulations
    • Risks of Secondhand Smoke
    • Strategies to reduce health problems
    • Analysis of Personal Fitness Progress
    • Modification of Exercise Routines and Workouts
    • Health Problems Resulting From Low Levels of Exercise
    • Obesity and Overweight
    • Body Composition and BMI
    • Cultural Shifts Affecting Activity Levels
    • Individual and Community Influence on Fitness
    • Evaluation of Personal Nutrition and Exercise Habits
    • Impact of Society on Physical Health
    • Eating Disorders
    • Sexual Abstinence
    • Sexual Health
    • Communicable Diseases
    • Behaviors and Practices to Manage Disease Risk
    • Teen Pregnancy
    • First Aid
    • CPR
    • Concussion
    • Responsibility and Self-advocacy For Personal Health
    • Seeking Assistance For Medical Needs
    • Improving Health Literacy
    • Prevention of Health Problems

    Optional Materials:

    MOVband fitness tracker. The device will calculate your total daily movements and it will be integrated with your activity logs.  Learn more and purchase your MOVbaand fitness tracker here - https://shop.movable.com/movband2-flvs.html