Department of Kinetic Wellness

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.

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