Fitness A

  • Course number: T500S (Summer), T500F (Fall), T500W (Winter)
  • Grades offered: 9-12
  • Credits: .5
  • Prerequisites: None. Fees apply for summer.

Course Description:

Online fitness consists of both coursework and a fitness components. Coursework aligns with Physical Education standards and is expected to take about 1 – 2 hours per week. In addition, students will be expected complete 30 min. of moderate to vigorous physical activity for a total of 4 days per week. In order to provide evidence for completion of the physical activity component, students will need to either:

  • Complete a Fitness Log that is verified by a parent/adult signature; or
  • Use a Fitness Tracker artifact (e.g. Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, Heart Rate Monitor). Fitbits are available to be checked out to students at no cost and returned at the completion of the course.

Instructional Methods/Assessment: Instruction will be delivered through an online environment utilizing readings, videos, and online discussions. Assessments include online discussions, quizzes, worksheets, journaling, a written exam, and daily physical activity.

Recommended Background for Success: Students should have successfully completed Physical Education K-8. Students should expect to engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity for 30-45 minutes per day on school days* and an additional 30-45 minutes per week to complete written course work.

*Students should expect to engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity for 45-60 minutes per day on five days of the week in the summer semester.

Tonka Online students working at home