Courses

PHYSICAL & HEALTH EDUCATION 8

PHE Fee – $35

This course will introduce students to a wide variety of sporting, recreational, and fitness activities enabling them to further develop their fundamental movement skills and contribute to their physical growth and development.  Students will also have the opportunity to participate in alternate environment activities to build their understanding and appreciation for the components of active living such as skating, bowling and a year-end trip to Cultus Lake Waterpark.  In addition, students will be introduced to health literacy units that promote healthy eating choices. Students will learn about the anatomy of bones and muscles and will read/discuss case studies about bullying and cyberbullying.  These educational experiences will allow each student to learn and understand the importance of fundamental movement skills that may transfer to different activities and concepts of being healthy and the importance of mental health. 

Physical & Health Education 9

PHE Fee – $25

The course is a continuation and progression of Physical and Health Education (PHE) 8 with more attention given to healthy relationships with one another and an extension to the nutrition unit.  In addition, students are provided opportunities to participate in alternate activities which may include skating, bowling, traditional Kung-Fu, self defense, yoga, and table tennis.  This course will continue to build on transfer of fundamental movement skills to activities done in PHE and further enhance the understanding of being healthy and the importance of mental health. 

Physical & Health Education 10

PHE Fee – $50

The Physical & Health Education 10 course builds upon PHE 9, enabling students to explore many alternate activities, yet still developing their fundamental movement skills.  PHE 10 continues its extension of the health component and puts an emphasis on consent, healthy relationships with one another, and basic principles of responding to emergency, substance abuse, signs or symptoms of stress.  In addition, students will have discussions about making healthy living choices through active health units. In this course, they will be given the opportunity to explore activities such as skating, bowling, golf, hip-hop dance classes and a CPR/First Aid certification course lead by Firefighters in Burnaby.  Students will to explore, learn and understand the concepts of physical and health literacy and emphasize the importance of self-awareness and mental health. 

ACTIVE LIVING 11

PHE Fee – $75

This course progresses from the PHE 10 program and offers students the chance to participate in a wider variety of sporting and recreational activities.  The senior PHE program combines aspects of the junior program with an increasing focus on lifelong recreational pursuits.  This course is a good choice for those who enjoy actively participating in individual or team sports, recreational and/or competitive activities.  Field trips in this course could include bubble soccer, bowling, laser tagging, kayaking, and indoor/beach archery.  Students are provided with leadership opportunities throughout this course such as planning and running an activity, visiting a junior PHE class to lead activities or with approval, visit a local elementary school to run low organized activities/games with elementary students.  This course emphasizes healthy lifestyles and teaches students to stay active after they graduate from Alpha Secondary. 

ACTIVE LIVING 11 – KEEP FIT

Fee – $40

This course includes fitness and lifelong recreational activities, and explores health related topics of specific interest to students in grade 11.  This course aims to teach students the tools necessary to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle into their adult years.   The course approaches health and wellness form a holistic perspective exploring not only the physical aspect of health, but the mental and emotional areas as well.  Students will participate in a wide variety of activities including weight-training, Pilates, yoga, Zumba, kayaking, hiking and more.  This course focuses on being healthy and having fun. 

Fitness and Conditioning 11

No Fee

This course is a good choice for students wanting to learn how to train and improve their physical fitness levels including muscular strength/endurance, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance, speed, balance, power and agility.  The majority of the course will take place in the weight room with periodic classroom sessions covering a number of topics that include physiology of exercise, nutrition, performance supplements, goal setting (FITT principle) and the basics of individual program design.  Students will learn the basics of the different types of training equipment, weight room etiquette, training techniques and safety in the weight room.  This course will emphasize students to maintain the importance of personal fitness when they graduate from Alpha Secondary.  ​

ACTIVE LIVING 12

PHE Fee – $75

This course progresses from the PHE 10 program and offers students the chance to participate in a wider variety of sporting and recreational activities.  The senior PHE program combines aspects of the junior program with an increasing focus on lifelong recreational pursuits.  This course is a good choice for those who enjoy actively participating in individual or team sports, recreational and/or competitive activities.  Field trips in this course could include bubble soccer, bowling, laser tagging, kayaking, and indoor/beach archery.  Students are provided with leadership opportunities throughout this course such as planning and running an activity, visiting a junior PHE class to lead activities or with approval, visit a local elementary school to run low organized activities/games with elementary students.  This course emphasizes healthy lifestyles and teaches students to stay active after they graduate from Alpha Secondary. 

ACTIVE LIVING 12 – KEEP FIT

Fee – $40

This course includes fitness and lifelong recreational activities, and explores health related topics of specific interest to students in grade 11.  This course aims to teach students the tools necessary to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle into their adult years.   The course approaches health and wellness form a holistic perspective exploring not only the physical aspect of health, but the mental and emotional areas as well.  Students will participate in a wide variety of activities including weight-training, Pilates, yoga, Zumba, kayaking, hiking and more.  This course focuses on being healthy and having fun. 

FITNESS AND CONDITIONING 12

No Fee

This course is a good choice for students wanting to learn how to train and improve their physical fitness levels including muscular strength/endurance, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance, speed, balance, power and agility.  The majority of the course will take place in the weight room with periodic classroom sessions covering a number of topics that include physiology of exercise, nutrition, performance supplements, goal setting (FITT principle) and the basics of individual program design.  Students will learn the basics of the different types of training equipment, weight room etiquette, training techniques and safety in the weight room.  This course will emphasize the importance of personal fitness for students when they graduate from Alpha Secondary.