Learning to develop an active and healthy lifestyle is an integral component of secondary education. Cape Cod Tech combines classroom wellness instruction with active physical education to provide a well-rounded program for our students. Physical Education includes Lifetime Sports, Team Sports and Weight Training and Conditioning. Wellness includes Cardiovascular Health, Nutrition and Musculoskeletal Fitness. Students also learn about the effects of tobacco, alcohol and drug use. In the upper grades, in Health Education classes, students study issues related to sexuality, chronic health issues, health risk assessment and management and consumer health issues. The goal for the program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to make choices that will have a positive impact on their health and well being.
Contemporary Health is a course that focuses upon issues of health related to the young adult. Its aim is to give participants the knowledge needed to make well-founded decisions regarding health; to help them to get healthy and stay healthy.
It is well established that our major health problems continue to be self-inflicted; chronic and degenerative diseases, pollution, stress, and misuse of drugs all indicate that lifestyle factors are implicated in promoting health and preventing disease. The most important source capable of producing the greatest impact on health is the individual himself.
The course is organized in such a way as to first introduce the student to factual information about the body, health, and disease in an effort to help him/her to recognize the value of attaining and maintaining good health. Exercises that encourage examination of the student's own behaviors, attitudes, and values as related to this factual information will be utilized throughout the course. Recognizing that good health is not a matter of good luck, an individual's health will ultimately depend on individual behavior and wise health decisions rather than expensive medical care. It is hoped that, based on the concepts and activities presented in this course, the student can make well founded decisions regarding his/her own health, and form the kind of value judgments that will promote a rich and full life.
The main focus of Contemporary Health I is on issues of Teen Sexuality. We will review basic male and female reproductive anatomy, conception, pregnancy, contraception, and sexually transmitted infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS. Other related topics will be discussed as time allows.Decision-making and problem solving skills related to sexuality will be integrated throughout the course.
The Physical Education Department provides opportunities for students to participate in many ways. We provide lessons in team sports such as football, basketball, soccer, floor hockey, volleyball, and a variety of other activities. For our individual sports we cover frisbee golf, tennis, badminton, ping pong, pickleball and a variety of others. We are excited to provide students with a new opportunity of a comprehensive fitness program in which we have built a new fitness center. This fitness center will be able to help all students whether they are looking for sports specific training, overall wellness, or to increase their physical fitness. We have 17 pieces of cardio equipment from treadmills, ellipticals, jacob ladder, rowers and a variety of bikes. We also feature four power racks, four clean stations all for advance athlete development. As well as a full complement of dumbbells and nautilus equipment for fitness development and injury rehab. Attached to our fitness center is a yoga space that can also be used for plyometrics and stretching. Our focus in the Physical Education department is to provide a safe space for students to participate in physical activity that they enjoy and we are overjoyed to be moving into a larger space to better support our students physical health.