Physical Education and Health

The Physical Education Department of School District 833, has made a commitment to prepare our students to live healthy, productive, and physically active lives for the 21stCentury.

  • Physical Education will provide every student with a variety of challenges that will contribute to the development and maintenance of their physical, cognitive, and affective well being.
  • To provide our students with the foundation for making informed decisions that will empower them to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Physical Education is a lifelong process, which is the primary responsibility of the student, shared by home, district, and community.
Available At: East Ridge High School Park High School Woodbury High School

This course is a graduation requirement. We emphasize fitness, wellness and skill development, and expose you to a variety of team, life and dual activities. This is an enjoyable class where students explore the health related effects in a variety of activities: volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, table tennis, badminton, softball, floor tennis, flag football, basketball, swimming, lacrosse and floor hockey.

Available At: Park High School

This course is a graduation requirement. You are responsible for your own health. Invest in your future with a lifestyle that maintains health and wellness. Learn how to adjust to our changing society in a healthy way. Apply the principles of healthy living to your life, and analyze how culture, media and technology influence your health.

Available At: East Ridge High School Woodbury High School

Embedded Health, offered at East Ridge High School and Woodbury High School, is a uniquely designed course where students receive four years of comprehensive instruction in the areas of Health and Wellness starting in 9th grade. The course material address, time sensitive topics and provide essential health resources and up-to-date information. Students will have access to a grade level district Moodle site to complete online assignments and review resources on each lesson. Topics covered are age appropriate and topics are designed around critical periods of changes that occur. Students do not need to register for this course.

Example topics by grade level:
• Gr. 9: Mental, Social and Emotional Development/Wellness
• Gr. 10: Chemical Health and Nutrition
• Gr. 11: Nutrition and Sexuality
• Gr. 12: Chemical Health, Nutrition, Fitness and Sexuality/ relationships

Access the embedded health handbook on our Health/Physical education homepage. Students will earn a pass/fail grade for embedded health. With a passing grade, students earn .25 credits towards the required 1 high school Health Education. After four years of participating in this program, students will have gained the required (1) credit towards graduation.

Available At: East Ridge High School Park High School Woodbury High School

Experience the physical conditioning and wellness that aerobic exercise and flexibility training offers. We emphasize aerobic fitness and address other health related fitness components too. Activities include step aerobics, BOSU® balance trainer, balance boards, resistance tubing, free weights, stability balls, Pilates, Tae Bo® and Jazzercise, etc.

Available At: East Ridge High School Park High School Woodbury High School

Here is an opportunity for you to participate in individual, dual sports and lifetime activities with students in your grade level. Participate in popular Minnesota sports that you can do throughout your life. Possible activities include badminton, volleyball, football, table tennis, pickle ball, tennis, softball, water activities, cross country skiing, basketball, floor hockey, soccer and more.

Available At: East Ridge High School Park High School Woodbury High School

Are you skilled, athletic and highly competitive? Show your participation and competition skills by demonstrating sportsmanship, respect, leadership and a positive attitude in activities such as, football, softball, soccer, volleyball, lacrosse, floor hockey, broomball, basketball, team handball, big base and Ultimate Frisbee.

Available At: Woodbury High School

Are you skilled, athletic and highly competitive? Show your participation and competition skills by demonstrating sportsmanship, respect, leadership and a positive attitude in activities such as, football, softball, soccer, volleyball, lacrosse, floor hockey, broomball, basketball, team handball, big base and Ultimate Frisbee.

Available At: East Ridge High School Park High School Woodbury High School

Experience the realm of physical conditioning that weight lifting, flexibility, aerobic training and plyometrics develops. Each student receives a structured strength-training program. Our primary emphasis is to develop muscular strength and endurance. Other health related fitness components will be addressed.