|Crystal Springs Upland Schools recognizes the growing need to equip students with the knowledge and skills to make healthy, informed choices. Promoting lifelong fitness is as important as rigorous academics. In its 9th year, the Mind/Body Program (MBP) incorporates a unique, interdisciplinary approach to physical education through mandatory fitness labs. Freshmen concentrate on anatomy, muscle strength/endurance, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness, body composition, and assessment tools (heart rate monitors, pedometers, health risk appraisals). Sophomores study the practical application of biomechanics and exercise physiology as they relate to the five components of fitness. As well, they focus on injury prevention, core stability, athletic nutrition, hydration, Pilates, yoga, and stress management techniques. Juniors are introduced to complimentary medicine and become certified in Adult CPR/AED training. They are required to create a culminating project, an independent fitness plan that integrates theoretical, practical, and statistical information garnered from their three years in the MBP. For details on the Wellness and Fitness Lab classes (PDF)>>|
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|Mission Statement of the Mind/Body Program|
Crystal Springs Uplands School believes that interscholastic athletics and physical education should be an integral part of our school’s commitment to developing the student as a whole person. The best program combines the classical ideal of a “sound mind in a sound body” with a dedication to teaching the lasting values of personal integrity, responsibility, courage, perseverance, sportsmanship and teamwork. The Mind Body Program at CSUS is an interdisciplinary, comprehensive field of study that is designed to introduce all students, not just student athletes, to a fitness and wellness curriculum. We empower students to take responsibility for their mental, emotional and physical health by introducing them to strategies and scientific training principles that will enable them to make healthy life-long choices.
Department Objectives (DO):
- Students will be provided with the knowledge and training necessary to maintain a healthy high school experience.
- Students will be introduced to a variety of physical activities that will resonate with them and be practiced throughout life to maintain health and fitness.
- Students will be exposed to strategies and techniques, which will help combat stressors and facilitate emotional wellness.
- Students will demonstrate competence and confidence in physical activities that develop hand-eye coordination, foot-eye coordination, balance, cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, muscle endurance, and flexibility.
- Students will be provided opportunities to integrate science and technological methods, which facilitate their understanding of fitness and training development.
- Students will have bi-annual health risk appraisals, which provide them opportunities to examine, understand, and analyze quantitative data as it relates to their fitness.
- Students’ learning will be advanced with concepts presented in each Fitness Lab and will be built upon in each subsequent Lab and trimester.
- Students will participate in interdisciplinary project-based learning that reinforces similar concepts learned in other areas of academia.
- Student learning will be enhanced by integrating the concepts learned in Fitness Lab into dance, activity classes, and athletics.
- Students will apply the scientific principles and practical applications learned in all previous Fitness Labs in order to create a comprehensive Independent Fitness Plan.
- Students will be exposed to myriad activities and scientific principles that will help facilitate healthy adult patterns of behavior throughout their lifetime.
Crystal Springs Uplands School believes that interscholastic athletics and physical education should be an integral part of our school’s commitment to developing the student as a whole person. The Mind Body Program at CSUS is an interdisciplinary, comprehensive field of study that is designed to introduce all students to a fitness and wellness curriculum.