Physical Education & Health

Physical Education & Health

Physical Education & Health Department

Physical Education & Health courses are required.

Advanced Football Conditioning

This course is designed for the scholastic and athletic betterment of student-athlete members of the site Football team. This course implements the development of skills and personal potential for student-athletes interested in improving their current performance and physical well-being, in addition to preparation for further development at the collegiate level. Approval for enrollment must be obtained from the varsity head coach prior to enrollment. There is mandatory dressing out. This course may be repeated for credit. Students may not be concurrently enrolled in any other sports conditioning class. Prerequisite: Must play football

Advanced Sports Conditioning

This course is designed for the scholastic and athletic betterment of student-athlete members of a site athletic team. This course implements the development of skills and personal potential for student-athletes interested in improving their current performance and physical well-being, in addition to preparation for further development at the collegiate level. There is mandatory dressing out. This course may be repeated for credit. Students may not be concurrently enrolled in any other sports conditioning class. Prerequisite: Coach Recommendation (student must be a varsity athlete to enroll)

Athletic Training

This class covers anatomy and physiology of the human body. The student learns to apply knowledge of the human body to athletic injuries. Basic first-aid and wrapping procedures are covered. Students enrolled in this course should possess a genuine interest in both anatomy and health care professions.

Basketball (Coed)

This is an upper-level coed PE course designed for students to get instruction on the popular sport of basketball. Basic skills, rules, and teamwork are the foundation of the instruction for this course. The main focus of the course is on tournament and game play. Three-week seasons are played continuously throughout the semester. Other sports may be played as a break from the sport. There is mandatory dressing out. Prerequisite: Boys/Girls PE or Coach’s Approval

Cardio Fitness (Coed)

This course may consist of dance aerobics, step, hi/lo impact movement, aerobic kickboxing, pilates, yoga, P90X, Insanity, Zumba, and body toning workouts (circuit training). The course objective is to increase one's cardiovascular fitness, improve stamina, burn calories, improve body shape and composition, increase flexibility, and muscular endurance through aerobic exercise; along with basic nutritional information and proper weight management. Personal fitness tests are given throughout the semester. This course is suitable for all (sports NOT incorporated). There is mandatory dressing out. This course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Boys/Girls PE or Coach’s Approval

Freshman Football Conditioning

This course is offered in the fall semester only. It is designed for the scholastic and athletic betterment of student-athlete members of the site Football Team. This course implements the development of skills and personal potential for student-athletes interested in improving their current performance and physical well-being, in addition to preparation for further development at the collegiate level. Approval for enrollment must be obtained from the varsity head coach prior to enrollment. There is mandatory dressing out. Prerequisite: Member of the Freshman Football Team

Health Education

This one-semester course provides students with comprehensive information they can use to develop responsible, respectful, informed, and capable decisions about topics that affect the well-being of themselves and others. Topics include personal health (nutrition, mental health and stress management, drug/alcohol abuse prevention, disease prevention, and first aid) and consumer health issues. The course may also include brief studies of environmental health, personal development, and/or community resources. Student will receive CPR Graduation requirement. *This course is a CGUHSD required elective for graduation. 

Lifetime Sports (Coed)

This is an upper-level coed PE course designed for students to get instruction for sports that they can continue to play after high school. Sports covered in this course include team sports such as basketball, flag football, softball, soccer, and individual sports such as tennis, badminton, and bowling. Basic skills are taught along with the strategy, terminology, etiquette, and safety in this course for each student. There is mandatory dressing out. This course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Boys/Girls PE or Coach’s Approval

Net Sports (Coed)

Students are given instruction in three separate units of "Net Sports": basketball, tennis and badminton, and volleyball. A fourth unit of fitness instruction is administered throughout the semester. A unit test and skills test are given at the conclusion of each unit. Also included are history, terminology, etiquette, safety rules ,and basic skills along with a culminating tournament. There is mandatory dressing out. This course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Boys/Girls PE or Coach’s Approval

PE (Boys)

Students are taught the fundamental skills, rules, and requirements of various individual and team sports. They learn lifetime fitness activities, how to interact with other students of varying abilities, and the basic foundations of athletic participation. Students take part in pre- and post-fitness tests. All students take part in fitness activities to improve personal fitness levels which may include walking, running, calisthenics, and other physical exercises. There is mandatory dressing out.

PE (Coed)

Students are taught the fundamental skills, rules, and requirements of various individual and team sports. They learn lifetime fitness activities, how to interact with other students of varying abilities, and the basic foundations of athletic participation. Students take part in pre- and post-fitness tests. All students take part in fitness activities to improve personal fitness levels which may include walking, running, calisthenics, and other physical exercises. There is mandatory dressing out.

PE (Girls)

Students are taught the fundamental skills, rules, and requirements of various individual and team sports. They learn lifetime fitness activities, how to interact with other students of varying abilities, and the basic foundations of athletic participation. Students take part in pre- and post-fitness tests. All students take part in fitness activities to improve personal fitness levels which may include walking, running, calisthenics, and other physical exercises. There is mandatory dressing out.

Personal Fitness (Coed)

Students in Personal Fitness participate in both academic and physical activities to improve their knowledge about physical fitness and their own fitness level. Students gain research-supported knowledge about the “How’s and Why’s” of becoming and staying physically fit while simultaneously participating in a self-designed personal fitness plan. Some examples of fitness concepts explored in this course include the benefits of regular physical activity, components of fitness, exercise safety, risks of sedentary lifestyles, and the use of target heart rate range. Fitness level assessment and health risk assessment methods are also integrated into how to develop a personal fitness plan. A basic introduction of major muscles and how they help us move effectively, perform efficiently, and look great is included in this course as well. There is mandatory dressing out.

Weight Training (Coed)

The purpose of this course is to give students a foundation of information in regard to weight training. Students learn to create programs using knowledge of muscle groups and proper lifting techniques to develop strength. There is mandatory dressing out. This course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Boys/Girls PE or equivalent

Department Chair

Kurt Kieser
Kieser, Kurt
PE/Health Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3009
-Basketball (Coed)
-Health (Boys)
-Lifetime Sports (Coed)
-Net Sports (Coed)
-PE (Boys)
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Department Teachers

Jake Barro
Barro, Jake
PE/Health/CTE Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3723
-Advanced Football Conditioning
-Freshman Football Conditioning
-Freshman Success 
-Weight Training (Coed)
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John DiCicco
DiCicco, John
Teacher/Athletics Trainer
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3013
-Athletic Training
-Freshman Success
Kurt Kieser
Kieser, Kurt
PE/Health Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3009
-Basketball (Coed)
-Health (Boys)
-Lifetime Sports (Coed)
-Net Sports (Coed)
-PE (Boys)
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Meagan Petrie
Petrie, Meagan
PE/Health Teacher
-Health (Girls)
-PE (Girls)
Shyla Suor
Suor, Shyla
PE/Health Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3012
-Health (Girls)
-PE (Girls)
-PE Personal Fitness (Coed)
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Casa Grande Union High School District #82 prohibits discrimination in employment and educational programs based on race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, military status, genetic test information, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

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