Personal Fitness

Course Description:

A fitness reward awaits—students experience personal change, both physically and mentally, from the Personal Fitness course journey. The course begins with an assessment of each student’s current physical condition. Workout logs enable students to measure individual progress. Realistic goals, set with the guidance of a training instructor, help students reach their personal fitness goals. Students travel through the virtual town of Wellville and learn about exercise, conditioning, managing stress, diet, and nutrition. A fitness program is developed and tailored to each student’s needs. By following personalized training principles, students feel energy levels increase and gain confidence from personal success. Engagement in exercise and physical activity according to personal plans leads students toward developing healthy habits that will last a lifetime. The best way to live a healthy life is to prevent health problems before they occur—this course helps students do just that. And the best time to start is right now.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): Personal Fitness
Course Title (NCES SCED) : Physical Education—Other
Course Provider : Ann Arbor Public Schools
Content Provided By : Florida Virtual School
Online Instructor Provided By : Ann Arbor Public Schools
Standards Addressed : None
Academic Terms : Accelerated, Semester, Trimester
Subject Area : Physical, Health, and Safety Education
Course Identifier : Physical Education—Other
Course Level : High School (Secondary)
Available Credit : 0.5
Sequence : 1 of 1

How To Enroll:

Enrollment Website :
Email : [email protected]
Phone : 734-997-1208

Students and Parents: It is important to work closely with your local school counselor or registrar to follow the school's enrollment procedures. By clicking the "Start Registration Request" button below, you will be able to notify the school of your interest in registering for the online course. However, it is the responsibility of the district or school to review the registration request and approve or deny the request. Please make a note to follow up with your school after submitting a registration request.

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Additional Course Information:

Additional Cost: $0.0

Additional Cost Description: None

Outcomes of the Personal Fitness Course:

  • Give students the knowledge and desire to establish personal health and fitness programs.
  • Educate and motivate students to want to stay physically active and make healthy lifestyle choices far beyond their high school years.
  • Help students realize that regular physical activity will increase their energy level and productivity.
  • Provide safe, challenging, and enjoyable activities that will allow students to assess and evaluate their lifestyles.
  • Help students to realize that personal fitness is just that -personal-and that their bodies will not be compared to others in any way.
  • Help students understand the value of participating in physical activity to promote psychological well-being.
  • Help students develop positive attitudes about their physical self-images because they will be making improvements in their programs and lifestyles.
  • Give students the confidence to take control of many aspects of their lives 

iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Courses

Academic Content Standards and Assessments Rating Comments
The goals and objectives clearly state what the participants will know or be able to do at the end of the course. The goals and objectives are measurable in multiple ways. Fully Met Found in Course Information
The course content and assignments are aligned with the state’s content standards, Common Core curriculum, or other accepted content standards set for Advanced Placement® courses, technology, computer science, or other courses whose content is not included in the state standards. Fully Met Found in Course Information
The course content and assignments are of sufficient rigor, depth and breadth to teach the standards being addressed. Fully Met All State Standards are addressed.
Information literacy and communication skills are incorporated and taught as an integral part of the curriculum. Fully Met Essays as well as Dissussion boards are used.
Multiple learning resources and materials to increase student success are available to students before the course begins. Fully Met Found in Course Information (Welcome box)
Course Overview and Introduction Rating Comments
Clear, complete course overview and syllabus are included in the course. Fully Met Found in Course Information
Course requirements are consistent with course goals, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Fully Met Found in Course Information
Information is provided to students, parents and mentors on how to communicate with the online instructor and course provider. Fully Met Found under Instructor Introductrion.
Legal and Acceptable Use Policies Rating Comments
The course reflects multi-cultural education, and the content is accurate, current and free of bias or advertising. Fully Met
Expectations for academic integrity, use of copyrighted materials, plagiarism and netiquette (Internet etiquette) regarding lesson activities, discussions, and e-mail communications are clearly stated. Fully Met Found under Course Information and Ann Arbor Public Schools Policies.
Privacy policies are clearly stated. Fully Met Found under Ann Arbor Public Schools Policies.
Instructor Resources Rating Comments
Online instructor resources and notes are included. Fully Met Eteacher Guide
Assessment and assignment answers and explanations are included. Fully Met Link to outside resourse for keys, rubrics included in course.
Instructional and Audience Analysis Rating Comments
Course design reflects a clear understanding of all students’ needs and incorporates varied ways to learn and master the curriculum. Fully Met Videos, essays, discussion boards, personl activity logs, etc. are used.
Course, Unit and Lesson Design Rating Comments
The course is organized by units and lessons that fall into a logical sequence. Each unit and lesson includes an overview describing objectives, activities, assignments, assessments, and resources to provide multiple learning opportunities for students to master the content. Fully Met Description of lesson is included, and various methods for mastering content are used including, surveys, essays, quizzes, and discussion boards.
Instructional Strategies and Activities Rating Comments
The course instruction includes activities that engage students in active learning. Fully Met Survyes, physical activites, discussions.
The course and course instructor provide students with multiple learning paths, based on student needs that engage students in a variety of ways. Fully Met Physical activities, essays, surveys, discussions.
The course provides opportunities for students to engage in higher-order thinking, critical reasoning activities and thinking in increasingly complex ways. Fully Met Students are required to apply knowledge to a real life situation.
The course provides options for the instructor to adapt learning activities to accommodate students’ needs. Fully Met
Readability levels, written language assignments and mathematical requirements are appropriate for the course content and grade-level expectations. Fully Met Teacher is provided multiple resourses through the Eteacher Guide.
Communication and Interaction Rating Comments
The course design provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student interaction, including opportunities for timely and frequent feedback about student progress. Fully Met
The course design includes explicit communication/activities (both before and during the first week of the course) that confirms whether students are engaged and are progressing through the course. The instructor will follow program guidelines to address non-responsive students. Fully Met
The course provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student and student-student interaction to foster mastery and application of the material. Fully Met Instructor feedback for each lesson as well as discussion board activities for student to student interaction.
Resources and Materials Rating Comments
Students have access to resources that enrich the course content. Fully Met Each lesson provides links to outside resources.
Evaluation Strategies Rating Comments
Student evaluation strategies are consistent with course goals and objectives, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Fully Met
The course structure includes adequate and appropriate methods and procedures to assess students’ mastery of content. Fully Met Activities, essays, quizzes, exams, discussion boards are all included.
Feedback Rating Comments
Ongoing, varied, and frequent assessments are conducted throughout the course to inform instruction. Fully Met See #2 above.
Assessment strategies and tools make the student continuously aware of his/her progress in class and mastery of the content. Fully Met Students are immediately aware when they've submitted an assignment, and are immediately aware through their grade book when the teacher has graded an assignment.
Assessment Resources and Materials Rating Comments
Assessment materials provide the instructor with the flexibility to assess students in a variety of ways. Fully Met See #2 abve.
Grading rubrics are provided to the instructor and may be shared with students. Fully Met Rubrics are provided within the lesson, or through instructor.
The grading policy and practices are easy to understand. Fully Met Found in Course Information (Syllabus)
Course Architecture Rating Comments
The course architecture permits the online instructor to add content, activities and assessments to extend learning opportunities. Fully Met Instructor can add content.
The course accommodates multiple school calendars; e.g., block, 4X4 and traditional schedules. Fully Met
User Interface Rating Comments
Clear and consistent navigation is present throughout the course. Fully Met
Rich media are provided in multiple formats for ease of use and access in order to address diverse student needs. Fully Met
Technology Requirements and Interoperability Rating Comments
All technology requirements (including hardware, browser, software, etc...) are specified. Fully Met Found in Welcom box.
Prerequisite skills in the use of technology are identified. Fully Met Students are told what they need to do in order to be successful and where to go if they need help.
The course uses content-specific tools and software appropriately. Fully Met
The course is designed to meet internationally recognized interoperability standards. Fully Met
Copyright and licensing status, including permission to share where applicable, is clearly stated and easily found. Fully Met Found under Ann Arbor Public Schools Policies (computer use policies)
Accessibility Rating Comments
Course materials and activities are designed to provide appropriate access to all students. The course, developed with universal design principles in mind, conforms to the U.S. Section 504 and Section 508 provisions for electronic and information technology as well as the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility guidelines (WCAg 2.0). Fully Met
Data Security Rating Comments
Student information remains confidential, as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Fully Met
Accessing Course Effectiveness Rating Comments
The course provider uses multiple ways of assessing course effectiveness. Fully Met
The course is evaluated using a continuous improvement cycle for effectiveness and the findings used as a basis for improvement. Fully Met
Course Updates Rating Comments
The course is updated periodically to ensure that the content is current. Fully Met
Certification Rating Comments
Course instructors, whether faceto-face or virtual, are certificated and “highly qualified.” The online course teacher possesses a teaching credential from a state-licensing agency and is “highly qualified” as defined under ESEA. Fully Met
Instructor and Student Support Rating Comments
Professional development about the online course delivery system is offered by the provider to assure effective use of the courseware and various instructional media available. Fully Met
The course provider offers technical support and course management assistance to students, the course instructor, and the school coordinator. Fully Met
Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, have been provided professional development in the behavioral, social, and when necessary, emotional, aspects of the learning environment. Fully Met
Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, receive instructor professional development, which includes the support and use of a variety of communication modes to stimulate student engagement online. Fully Met
The provider assures that course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, are provided support, as needed, to ensure their effectiveness and success in meeting the needs of online students. Fully Met
Students are offered an orientation for taking an online course before starting the coursework. Fully Met

Review Conducted By: Ann Arbor Public Schools
Date of Review: 09/02/2015

Baseline Fitness Levels

Flexibility Activities
Joints, Muscles, Tendons and Ligaments

  • Benefits of Flexibility

  • Principles of Overload,Progression and Specificity

  • Proper Stretching Techniques

  • Principles of Flexibility

  • Types of Stretching
  • Trends in Health and Fitness

  • Health Risk Factors

  • Health & Skill Related Fitness

  • Warm Up and Cool Down Importance

  • Common Injuries

  • Importance of Exercising Safely


  • Warning Signs of Stress

  • Coping with Stress

  • Stress management

Short & Long Term Goals

Cardiovascular System

  • Monitoring the Heart

  • Heart Rates

  • Pulse Rate

  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • Cardiovascular Activities

  • Principles of Cardiovascular Fitness

Benefits of Muscular Training

  • Muscular Strength & Endurance

  • Muscular Safety Precautions

  • Weight Training Myths

  • Muscular Contractions

  • Muscular Strength & Endurance Activities

  • Principles of Muscular Fitness

Food Guide Pyramid

  • Functions of Essential Nutrients

  • Determining Serving Sizes

  • Reading Nutritional Labels

  • Importance of Water

  • Classify Body Types

  • Components of Body Composition

  • Caloric Inputs & Outputs

  • Weight Management & Control

  • Weight Loss Methods

  • Eating Disorders
Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Semester 08/08/2023 09/08/2023 09/08/2023 08/28/2023 01/18/2024 33 $350 $0
Trimester 02/15/2024 03/15/2024 03/15/2024 03/11/2024 06/12/2024 33 $350 $0
Semester 11/01/2023 02/02/2024 02/02/2024 01/22/2024 06/12/2024 33 $350 $0
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
Students that do not earn a grade of at least 60% in the course by the end date of the course are not considered course completions. Semester 08/08/2023 09/08/2023
Students that do not earn a grade of at least 60% in the course by the end date of the course are not considered course completions. Trimester 02/15/2024 03/15/2024
Students that do not earn a grade of at least 60% in the course by the end date of the course are not considered course completions. Semester 11/01/2023 02/02/2024
Students are expected to complete weekly two way contact with the instructor via email or video conferencing.
School Year Enrollment Count Pass Count Completion Rate Notes
22-23 169 154 91.12%
21-22 181 156 86.19%
19-20 219 204 93.15%
18-19 228 213 93.42%
17-18 189 170 89.95%
16-17 149 134 89.93%
15-16 95 92 96.84% None
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