Health II

    Mrs. Maniscalco

    Room: G107 (Across from Girls Locker Room) 



    Course Description:

    Health II is a course intended for the Sophomores here at NHS. It focuses on the critical role that eating a nutritious diet plays in overall health. It also stresses the importance of including physical activity in daily routines. The class will explore various topics in nutrition and fitness such as the sources and functions of nutrients, health and skill related fitness, weight management, eating disorders, performance enhancing drugs, and careers. Students will learn about and participate in fitness activities and will learn to control their state of wellness through the decisions they make. Topics we will cover over the course of the semester are listed below.  


    Course Objectives:

    Students will be able to:

    ·       2.5 Explain the benefits of physical fitness to good health and increased active lifestyle

    ·       2.13 Explain the personal benefits of making positive health decisions and monitor progress towards personal wellness

    ·       2.21 Identify the components of physical fitness and the factors involved in planning and evaluating fitness programs for individuals at different stages of the life cycle

    ·       2.26: Apply safe practices, rules, procedures, and sportsmanship etiquette in physical activity settings, including how to anticipate potentially dangerous consequences and outcomes of participation in physical activity

    ·       3.7 Describe how food choices are influenced by availability, individual and family preferences, media and background and identify healthy foods within various social groups

    ·       3.15 Explain the relationships among dietary intake (including nutritional supplements), eating behaviors, physical activity, and emotional health

    Students will be assessed in the following ways based on total points:

    ·       Class Participation and Effort                

    ·       Current Events/Projects/Papers                                         

    ·       Formal Assessments          

    ·       Homework /Class work

    Class Expectations:

    ·       Come prepared and ready to learn.

    ·       Please be on time for class. The school tardiness policy will be followed.

    ·       Participate in class discussions and activities.

    ·       Treat others with respect and as you want to be treated.

    ·       You may not use your cell phone and/or other electronic devices in class.

    ·       If you are absent, it is your responsibility to find out what you missed.



    ·       iPad- This will be used for our daily activator writing assignments as well as general note taking.

    ·       An empty 1-inch, three ring binder- I will be giving you materials to put into the binder over the course of the quarter.

    o   Include loose leaf paper if you prefer to handwrite your activators/notes


    Topics for the Year:


    The Role of Nutrients

    ·      Digestion

    ·       Carbohydrates, Protein, Fats

    ·       Vitamins, Minerals, Water


    Principals of Training

    ·       Efficient and Safe Training

    ·       Principle of Overload

    ·       Principle of Progression

    ·       Principle of Specificity


    Components of Fitness  ( Skill-related) 
    • Agility
    • Speed
    • Reaction Time
    • Balance
    • Power
    • Coordination  


    Components of Fitness (Health –Related)

    ·       Cardio respiratory Endurance

    ·       Muscular Strength

    ·       Muscular Endurance

    ·      Flexibility

    ·       Body Composition          


    Destructive Decisions

    -With SRO Phelps
    -Junior Operator Laws
    -Impaired Driving  

    Injury Prevention 


    Health Careers




    School Policies:

    NHS Student/Parent Handbook 


    Cheating and Plagiarism:

    Cheating undermines the basic relationship of trust between a student and teacher. It prevents the proper evaluation of a student’s work, it detracts from the achievement of all students in the class, and it is one of the most serious offenses a student can commit. In keeping with the responsibility of the school to teach standards of scholarly work generally accepted in colleges and to promote the integrity of its students, plagiarism is regarded as a most serious matter and will be handled as a form of cheating.


    Make-up Policy: If a student is absent, and the absence is “Excused”, for up to three consecutive days, he or she will have up to 10 ten school days to make-up all homework, tests, and reports missed during these three days. Long-term assignments are expected to be turned in by the original due date unless the teacher grants an extension. Students have the responsibility to make arrangements with teachers to schedule the taking of make-up tests. If after 10 school days, work remains incomplete, the students must petition the assistant principal in order to receive credits.