Physical Education

The goal of the Health & Physical Education Department is not to simply develop healthy bodies, but to educate minds and promote positive attitudes towards physical activity, fitness, nutrition and a generally healthy lifestyle.  Through both health and physical education instruction, students will be exposed to the knowledge and skills required to make healthy lifestyle choices that benefit both themselves and those around them.

Department Chairperson: Mrs. Melissa Collazo | 732 549 1108 x622

Physical Education (300)

Credits: 2.5
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Physical Education classes help the student achieve physical, social and mental fitness.  Students have the opportunity to experience and learn the skill required of several team-building activities.  These activities develop sportsmanlike values in our students.  Activities like aerobics, dance and recreational games are designed to encourage students to work at their own pace to attain personal physical goals.  All activities exercise both the mind and the body in order to develop the whole student.  The freshman year component includes Project Adventure activities, which develop problem-solving skills, acceptance and leadership and communication skills.

Freshman Health (304)

Credits: 2.5
Grade Level: 9th

This course begins with the study of all body systems, including the male and female reproductive system.  The second half of the class will address drug, tobacco and alcohol abuse.  In addition, proper nutrition, exercise wellness and other aspects of a healthy lifestyle will be examined.

Sophomore Health: Driver's Theory (324)

Credits: 1.25
Grade Level: 10th

This course is designed to familiarize the students with the operation of the automobile.  Special emphasis is placed on New Jersey laws and regulations.  The state written test is given at this time.  This quarter-long course is scheduled without regard to the student's birth date.

Junior Health (344)

Credits: 1.25
Grade Level: 11th

This course begins with the study of diseases and disorders including infectious diseases and their prevention.  This course addresses sexually transmitted diseases, specifically HIV and AIDS.  The second half of the course deals with non-infectious diseases, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes and arthritis.  Students will also be instructed on the benefits of organ and tissue donations.