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  • PHYSICAL EDUCATION (PHE-B)

    Course Registration No. PE -673

    COURSE OVERVIEW


    "But if a man uses exercise, food, and drink in
    moderation, he will become physically strong and
    his health will be improved and preserved.  It is the
    same with the virtues of the soul -- for instance,
    fortitude, temperance, and the other virtues."
    St. Thomas Aquinas
     
    Cultivate a habit of healthy physical activity: regularity is more important than the amount of time you give it.  Attach yourself to a reasonable daily routine, such as thirty minutes, rain or shine, of walking, hiking, jogging, running, swimming, biking, aerobic classes, treadmill, elliptical, stair stepper, rowing, or the like or as directed by your doctor or other healthcare professional.  High school students need at least 75+ hours per school year.  All time in weight training, cardio exercise, and formal or informal sports can be logged for Physical Education.

     

     

    BOOKS AND MATERIALS


    OPTIONAL RESOURCE

    Fit for Eternal Life: A Christian Approach to Working Out, Eating Right, and Building the Virtues of Fitness in Your Soul

    • Author: Kevin Vost, Psy D.
    • Publisher/Copyright: Manchester: Sophia Institute Press, 2007. .
    • ISBN: 1933184310        978-1933184319
    • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

    Dr. Vost explains the basic principles of strength and endurance training, weaving in fitness wisdom from classical philosophers, athletic popes, and even St. Thomas Aquinas.

     

     

    Gradebook for Physical Education

    • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
    • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 1998. PDF file.
    • ISBN: n/a        
    • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone

    Available as a download from the STAA Student Zone.