An Independent Day School for Grades 6-12

Mind Body Program

The goal of the Mind Body Program is to empower CSUS students with the knowledge that enables them to make healthy informed choices for lifelong fitness and wellness.

Mind Body Program

Mind Body Program (MBP)
The Mind Body Program is an interdisciplinary, comprehensive field of study. The core curricula in the Upper School Fitness Labs are lecture-based classes. Fitness labs provide the opportunity for students to learn and discuss topics related to fitness, health, growth and development, mindfulness and social emotional learning. The Upper School student applies concepts learned in Fitness Labs to the physical activity component they choose; athletics, dance, or activity classes. The ultimate goal of the MBP is to cultivate an environment that educates and exposes the students to the latest evidence based research through lectures and physical activities.

What are the components of the Upper School Mind Body Program (MBP)?
Students participate in the MBP from 9th-11th grades. The Upper School MBP has two components. The first is a Fitness Lab that meets once a week throughout the year. The second is an activity component, which can be fulfilled through an activity class (2 to 3x per week), a dance class (2 to 3x per week,) or a CSUS sports team (5 to 6 x per week). Upper School students who are part of a CSUS sports team get a study hall (9th graders) or free period (10th and 11th graders) during the part of the day when they would normally be in their activity class.

Mind Body Program FAQs
Mind Body Fitness Lab

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Patti Syvertson

    Patti Syvertson 

    Director of Sports Medicine, MS/US Director Mind Body Program
    650-342-4175 x1504
  • Photo of Albert Caruana

    Albert Caruana 

    Mind Body Program teacher, Coach
    (650) 375-5493
  • Photo of Tracy Lum

    Tracy Lum 

    Upper School Director of Student Counseling
    650-342-4175 x1506
  • Photo of Chelby Spray

    Chelby Spray 

    US Mind Body Teacher
    (650) 342-4175 x1616

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  • Mission Statement of the Mind Body Program

    The goal of the Mind Body Program (MBP) is to empower Crystal students with the knowledge that enables them to make healthy informed choices for lifelong fitness and wellness. The realization of the program includes a technology-based integration of athletics, physical education, health, science, and interdisciplinary projects. In addition to the activity portion (athletics, dance, or activity class) of our program, our curriculum includes a Fitness Lab rotation that enhances student learning by following a progression from ninth through eleventh grade; these labs build upon the fundamental components of fitness and ultimately advance to student development of Individual Fitness Plans.
  • Philosophy

    We believe in the fundamental relationship between a healthy mind and body, and that life long fitness is equally as important as exemplary academics. 

Sample Topics

Upper School Fitness Labs

9th Grade
Intro MBP, Mindfulness, Foundations of Strength and Conditioning

10th Grade
Exercise Physiology, Nutrition, Injury Prevention, Substance Use Prevention

11th Grade
Teen Topics, CPR/AED Training, Individual Fitness Plan
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