Kinetic Wellness is an integration of physical, mental/emotional and social wellness. The curriculum is grounded in six adolescent wellness indicators: fitness, nutrition, mental/emotional health, sexuality, substance education and safety (prevention of intentional and unintentional injury).
The foundation of Kinetic Wellness courses are included in the following essential understandings:
- The connection between mind and body is crucial to personal growth and development.
- Participation in a wide variety of activities provides the opportunity for enjoyment, self-expression and social interaction.
- Knowledge, competency and application of movement, fitness and wellness concepts encourage healthy lifestyle choices.
- Self-assessment, self-reflection and a sense of responsibility toward others contribute to individual growth and to the positive climate of the class.