Carondelet High School

Kinesiology

Graduation Requirements: 15 Credits

  • 9th Grade: Health is mandatory (5 credits), Choice of semester-long electives-see course descriptions below (5 units)
  • 10th Grade: Choice of semester-long electives-see course descriptions below
  • 11th & 12th Grade: Choice of semester-long electives-see course descriptions below

***5 units of Kinesiology credit may be attained by participating for three seasons on a Carondelet interscholastic sports team. NOTE: Five credits can also be earned for participation in two full seasons of Dance or for three full seasons of Sideline Cheer or Competition Cheer. This can be applied once only (manager positions excluded). Please see Kinesiology Chair.

Freshman Health

Freshman Health

Course # P101
Status: N/A
Credits: 5
Campus: Carondelet
Level: 9th Grade
Prerequisites: None

Freshmen are expected to take the Health class

The emphasis in Health will be on topics that confront students and require decision-making in their everyday lives. The topics will include nutrition (nutrients and the food guide pyramid), substance abuse (legal, and illegal substances), peer relationships (friendship, dating, and abuse), family planning (reproduction, abstinence, and sexually transmitted infections), and mental health (self-esteem, eating disorders, depression and suicide). Units of study will be supplemented with videos, lectures, discussion, and may include guest speakers.

Intro to Team Sports

Intro to Team Sports

Course # P200
Status: N/A
Credits: 5
Campus: Carondelet
Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grades
Prerequisites: None

This introductory course will concentrate on a variety of team sports activities with an emphasis on the development of individual sports skills and team strategies. Units of study may include volleyball, basketball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, floor hockey, and badminton. Students will also be introduced to the five components of health related fitness and learn how to apply them in their daily lives.

Note: Carondelet Kinesiology uniform and appropriate shoes are required.

Intro to Yoga

Intro to Yoga

Course # P250
Status: N/A
Credits: 5
Campus: Carondelet
Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grades

Through the practice of active and restorative poses, meditation, breathing techniques, and philosophical context, our students will develop healthier minds and bodies over the course of the semester. As we cover and build upon the basic yoga asanas, safety and alignment are always emphasized. The goals of this course are to build flexibility, core strength, and functional fitness, while building a repertoire of skills and exercises that can be used to develop an independent yoga practice. No previous yoga experience is required.

Musical Theatre Dance

Musical Theatre Dance (KIN)

Course # P642
Status: Pending UC, CSU & NCAA Approval
Credits: 5 (may be applied as VPA or elective credit)
Campus: Carondelet
Co-ed
Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grades

This performance-based class explores the origins and development of dance as it applies to the Broadway stage. Students will study a historical overview of the genre with specific emphasis placed on the works of American choreographers, including Jerome Robbins and Bob Fosse. Character development is integrated into the movement component of the class. Emphasis is placed on public performance and participation in the Spring Dance Showcase is required for students enrolled in spring semester.

No experience is necessary. Appropriate dance shoes required.

Lifetime Activities

Lifetime Activities

Course # P231
Status: N/A
Credits: 5
Campus: Carondelet
Level: 11th & 12th Grades
Prerequisite: None

This course will introduce students to a variety of activities which they can choose to pursue for recreation after graduation. These lifetime activities may include: bocce, cardio kickboxing, dance, Tae-Bo, yoga, Pilates, jump rope, strength conditioning, badminton, disc golf, softball, ultimate Frisbee, and orienteering. Students will learn the health benefits of physical activity, components of fitness, as well as principles of training and general work-out design.

Note: This course may not be repeated for kinesiology credit. Carondelet Kinesiology uniform and appropriate shoes are required.

Fundamentals of Dance

Fundamentals of Dance (KIN)

Course # P120
Status: N/A
Credits: 5*
Campus: Carondelet
Level: 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grades
Prerequisites: None
*may be applied as elective credit

This course is an introduction to dance and explores the concepts of time, space and energy as they apply to the art form. This class exposes students to the classical techniques of modern, ballet, jazz, and musical theatre, exploring their origins and development. A comprehensive warm-up, a series of across-the-floor exercises and a variety of dance combinations are taught throughout the semester. The final project requires a student-choreographed dance presentation. Current topics that relate to dance and enhance life-long fitness will be taught. Emphasis placed on public performance. Students enrolled in spring semester are required to participate in the Winton Arts Dance Showcase.

Note: Carondelet dance pant, leotard and appropriate dance shoe is required.

Intermediate Dance

Intermediate Dance (KIN)

Course # P641
Status: UC & CSU Approved “f”
Credits: 10* or 5*
Campus: Carondelet
Level: 10th, 11th & 12th Grades
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Dance or approval of instructor
*may be applied as VPA or elective credit

This course is designed for students with moderate dance experience. The curriculum focuses on expanding the students’ exposure to movement and broadening their understanding of the concepts taught in Fundamentals of Dance. Students will continue to further develop their skill in the genres of jazz, modern/contemporary, ballet and lyrical, with emphasis on transitional steps, as well as developing and refining stylized moves. Complex exercises, combining a variety of steps are the focus of this class. Intermediate turns, leaps and extensions are taught, and improvisation is introduced. The final project requires a student-choreographed dance presentation. Emphasis is placed on public performance and participation in the Spring Dance Showcase is required. The first semester of this course may be taken for five credits. If requesting to take this course as a semester offering, this should be clearly indicated on the “Course Request Form” by noting (SEM) next to course.

Note: Carondelet dance pant, leotard and appropriate dance shoe is required.

Advanced Dance

Advanced Dance

Course # P402
Status: UC & CSU Approved “g”
Credits: 5*
Campus: Carondelet
Level: 10th, 11th & 12th Grades
Prerequisite: Audition or written approval of Instructor
*may be applied as VPA or elective credit

This course is designed to challenge the experienced dance student. Emphasis is placed on improving technique through execution of advanced extensions, turns and jumps, including, but not limited to needles, fouettés, turns à la seconde, raked extensions, scissor jetés, straddle jetés, axles and illusions. Development of stylized movement is a prominent aspect of this class. A comprehensive warm-up, a series of across the floor exercises and a variety of dance combinations are taught throughout the semester, focusing on the genres of jazz, lyrical and contemporary/modern. Students will have the opportunity to explore the art of choreography and will be required to participate in public performance. Emphasis is placed on public performance. Students enrolled in spring semester are required to participate in Winton Arts Dance Showcase.

Note: Carondelet dance pant, leotard and appropriate dance shoe is required.

Strength and Conditioning

Strength and Conditioning

Course # P251
Status: N/A
Credits: 5
Campus: Carondelet and Muir Orthopedic Specialists
Level: 10th, 11th, & 12th Grades
Prerequisites: Participated on a Carondelet team or obtained a Kinesiology teacher recommendation. Space is limited, and priority will be given to qualified juniors and seniors.

The Carondelet Kinesiology Department understands that competitive athletics is an integral part of the Carondelet community. Preparation for a season of sport is critical to performance, injury prevention, confidence, and team spirit. This strength and conditioning course is geared toward off-season athletes and will provide the foundational weight training form, technique, and flexibility to condition safely and efficiently for the season.

Note: Carondelet Kinesiology uniform and appropriate shoes are required.

Sports Medicine 1

Sports Medicine 1

Course # P630
Status: UC & CSU Approved
Credits: 5
Campus: Carondelet/De La Salle
Level: 11th & 12th Grades
Prerequisites: None

Students will be introduced to the field of sports medicine with an emphasis in athletic training. The student will develop knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and anatomical terminology. Current techniques in the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries will be discussed. Specific topics include emergency care and procedures, injury identification, first aid, concussions, and referral and transportation of injured athletes. Students will also learn preventative taping techniques.

Note: This course does not fulfill the Health requirement for Kinesiology.

Sports Medicine 2

Sports Medicine 2

Course # P631
Status: Pending CSU & UC Approval
Credits: 5
Campus: Carondelet/De La Salle
Level: 11th & 12th Grades
Prerequisites: Completion of Sports Medicine 1 with a grade of a “B” or instructor approval

This course is designed to build upon the foundation of anatomy and physiology learned in Sports Medicine 1 to encourage students to think critically regarding evaluation of injuries and the rehabilitation process. This class will give students hands-on experience with injury prevention, evaluation, and treatment.

Note: This course does not fulfill the Health requirement for Kinesiology.

Sports Medicine Internship

Sports Medicine Internship

Course # P633
Status: N/A
Credits: 5
Campus: Carondelet
Level: 11th & 12th Grades
Prerequisites: Completion of Sports Medicine 1 and 2 with a grade of an “A” or instructor approval. Enrollment is limited and requires an application.

Carondelet High School is partnering with Muir Orthopedic Specialists (MOS) to provide sports medicine students with a detailed examination of post-injury management techniques used by a variety of professionals in the field. This curriculum will focus on injury management and prevention including: pathology, post-injury and/or post-surgical management, and rehabilitation. The objective is to apply skills learned from Sports Medicine 1 and 2. This course explores the many opportunities available in the sports medicine field and provides a practicum based learning experience at Carondelet and MOS.

Kinesiology 1

Kinesiology 1

Course # P260
Status: Pending
Credits: 10
Campus: Carondelet
Level: 10th, 11th, 12th Grades
Prerequisites: None

This course investigates the value of fitness in daily life, examines methods of assessing personal fitness levels, and develops the ability to plan an individualized fitness program. This course will include a computerized posture assessment, guest speakers as well as teach a variety of sports activities with an emphasis on the development of fitness, individual skills and team strategies. Units of study may include volleyball, basketball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, hockey, badminton, ultimate frisbee, and self-defense.

Carondelet Kinesiology uniform, athletic shoes and a combination lock are required.

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