Personal Health & Wellness Curriculum
Whether you're you're a college-bound athlete, someone who plays just for fun, or simply interested in establishing life-long healthy habits, SJ's Health & Wellness curriculum is tailored to your interests and needs.
St. Joseph High School believes in educating the whole student, spiritually, academically and physically. Our Health & Wellness curriculum offers physical, mental and spiritual training activities that emphasize stress-management, meditation, cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility and agility and that students can participate in for a lifetime of health and wellness. Teamwork, positive attitude, good sportsmanship and interactions with classmates are emphasized.
The Health and Wellness curriculum encompasses topics such as cardio and weight training, basic human anatomy and musculature, nutrition and healthy eating habits, weight management, and program design and development. All classes will have practical applications through sporting and exercise activities including volleyball, basketball, soccer, track and field, yoga, cycling, etc. with full access to St. Joes' gymnasium, athletic fields, and Health & Wellness Center.
FITNESS FOR LIFE
In 2018, St. Joseph High School officially opened our 4,500 square foot Health & Wellness Center. In addition to offering students a great place to exercise during their study hall, the Center has become a place where students could simply be themselves - feeling comfortable and safe as they work toward a lifetime goal of fitness and well-being.
There is much more to the Center than treadmills and weights. It is a place where students strive to incorporate the spirit, mind, and body into one entity. Our goal is for students to learn how to properly navigate a fitness center, create a basic fitness routine for themselves, and learn how proper nutrition can drastically change their lives. We strive to ensure that all students understand the incredible feats their bodies are capable of accomplishing.
"We can work out before class and after school. Who would go off to a gym by themselves when we have such a magnificent facility right here? ~ Jon Jazwinksi '21
The Health & Wellness Center also presented us with the perfect opportunity to introduce a “Fitness for Life” program for our students.
“Fitness for Life” is offered to freshman students. The class focuses on skills, safety and basic movement patterns and sports. In addition, sophomores have the option to take the “Intro to Health and Wellness” elective as a half semester course, which dives further into strength and conditioning, program design, nutrition and overall health.