Physical and Health Education 9

Ministry code: MPHE–09

View the complete Learning Standards for this course here: Physical and Health Education 9

Physical and Health Education 9 aims to enable all learners to enhance their lives through active living. The Physical and Health Education curriculum focusses on four areas: Physical Literacy (the knowledge, skills and mindsets that enable students to successfully participate in a wide range of physical activities), Healthy and Active Living (developing a healthy lifestyle both inside and outside of school), Social and Community Health (understanding that our overall health and safety is influenced by our surroundings, including the physical environment and interpersonal relationships, and Mental Well Being (learning about the many factors that influence our mental well-being, our sense of self and how we cope with change).


  • Introduction to the Course
  • Completing Your Monthly Journal
  • What Happens if You Are Sick or Injured?
  • Measuring Exertion
  • Target Heart Rates and Exercise Goals
  • Checking Your Rate of Perceived Exertion
  • Finding Your Pulse
  • Introductory Quiz
  • Exertion Quiz
  • First Assignment: The Effects of Different Types of Physical Activity
  • *Complete DPA Journal*


Unit 1: Physical Health and Daily Physical Activity

  • Lesson 1: Individual and Group Activities (Jumping Rope, Swimming, Biking and Bike Safety, Running and Running Safety, Hula Hooping, Juggling)
  • Lesson 2: Games (Trigon, Four Square, Cup and Ball, Iniut – One Foot High Kick, Tag)
  • Module 1 Assignment 1: Overload and Recovery, FIIT and Fitness, Specificity, Individualization and Variation, What’s the Plan, Putting it All Together)
  • Module 1 Assignment 2: Psychoactive Substances, Family Influences, Peer Influences, Curiosity, Social Opportunities, RAVES)


Unit 2: Setting Goals for Healthful Living

  • Lesson 1: Basic Throwing and Catching (One Handed Throw, One Handed Catch, Throwing and Catching a Frisbee and a Football)
  • Module 2 Assignment 1: Choices, Nutrition, Goal Setting and SMART goals)
  • Module 2 Assignment 2: Communicating About Health (Adult Influences, Health Messages, Media, Image and Substance Use, Sources and Consequences)
  • Lesson 2: Basketball (Moving the Ball, Learning to Dribble and Pass, Passing Drills, Shooting a Basketball)
  • Module 2 Assignment 3: Healthy Sexual Decision Making (Peer Influence, Values and Sex, Boundaries, Healthy Sexual Decision Making, Sexual Health, Consent and the Law)
  • *Complete DPA Journal*


Unit 3: Physical Health and Daily Physical Activity

  • Lesson 1: Basketball Continued (Roles and Positions, Defense, Rebounds, Avoiding Fouls, Mini-Game)
  • Module 3 Assignment 1: Potential Consequences of Health Decisions (Sleep, Nutrition, Water, Stress, Sexual Health)
  • Lesson 2: Rhythmic Activities (Opportunities in Your Community, Gymnastics, Social Dance, Cotton-Eyed Joe, Hip-Hop Dance, Zumba, Dance Workouts)
  • Lesson 3: Unsafe or Exploitative Situations
  • Module 3 Assignment 2: Responding to Emergencies (First Aid, Workplace Safety, Emergency Response Plans)
  • Module 3 Assignment 3: Unsafe or Exploitative Situations (Abuse, Exploitation, Lure, Predators/Recruiters, Prevention, Online Safety and Getting Help)
  • Module 3 Assignment 4: Bullying, Stereotyping and Discrimination (Bullying, Strategies, Stereotypes, Discrimination)
  • *Complete DPA Journal*


Unit 4: Healthy Bodies and Healthy Relationships

  • Lesson 1: Badminton (Introduction to Badminton, Basic Rules, a Badminton Court, Basic Grips, Forehands and Backhands)
  • Module 4 Assignment 1: Healthy Relationships (Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships, Dating, Boundaries, Abusive Relationships, How to Get Help)
  • Module 4 Assignment 2: Promoting a Healthy Community (Communities, Safe and Caring Environments, Diversity, LGBTQ)
  • Lesson 2: Ideas for More Activities, Games, Skills and Concepts (Seated Exercises for Limited Mobility or Obesity, 30 Minute Workout Video, Ever Active Everywhere)
  • Module 4 Assignment 3: Physical, Emotional and Social Changes (Puberty, Your Identity, Self-Identity, Peer Relationships, Media Influences, Cultural Factors)
  • Module 4 Assignment 4: Substance Use and Potentially Addictive Behaviours (Physical Effects, Emotional Effects, Social Effects, Addiction, Withdrawal)
  • *Complete DPA Journal*


Unit 5: Physical and Mental Health

  • Lesson 1: Soccer (Introduction, Dribbling, Learning How to Pass and Shoot, Receiving a Pass, Juggling the Ball)
  • Lesson 2: Soccer (Positioning, Starting a Game, Offside, Throw Ins, Corner and Goal Kicks, Fouls, Strategies for Defending and Attacking)
  • Module 5 Assignment 1: Stress, Anxiety and Depression (Anxiety, Drugs, Alcohol and Anxiety, Stress, Drugs, Alcohol and Stress, Depression, Drugs, Alcohol and Depression, Preventing Suicide)
  • Module 5 Assignment 2: Mental Well Being, Self-Injury, Managing Problems Related to Self-Injury, Mental Fitness, Building Self Esteem, Resilience)
  • *Complete DPA Journal*


  • First Assignment 5%
  • DPA Journals 65%
  • Assignments and Quizzes 30%

Required Resources: a computer with internet access and headphones/speakers.

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