Physical Education/Health at CDH

In each Cretin-Derham Hall Physical Education and Health class, the goal is to help students improve their cardiovascular fitness, develop a positive self-image, increase knowledge to build a healthier lifestyle, and teach valuable lifetime activities.

In accordance with this goal, students may take any Physical Education class multiple times.

Physical Education/Health in the Classroom

Graduation Requirements: Health (one trimester in 9th grade), Physical Education (four trimesters within 9th-12th grade)

Individualized Fitness

Individualized Fitness is an elective where students can choose between a variety of options each day. Typically, the options will be Yoga or Aerobics, Strength Training, and an activity or game. The class is team-taught by our PE department. Through this arrangement, students are able to choose what they would like to work on each day and are not limited to one activity for a full trimester. 

The CDH Advantage!

  • Physical Education Independent Study
    • Physical Education Independent Study is a full-school year commitment. This is designed for students who cannot fit a Physical Education class into their student schedule. The student will meet with a physical education teacher to establish a fitness plan for the upcoming school year and meet regularly throughout the school year.
  • 9th Grade Summer Health
    • This summer school course fulfills the one-trimester CDH health requirement. By taking this required course in the summer, students can free up space during the school year to take other electives they may be interested in.
      • Note: Tuition for Summer Health is $200.00 and is due at 9th-grade registration in March.

The Physical Education and Health Faculty

To learn more about our Physical Education and Health department faculty or contact a teacher directly, take a look at our Staff Directory.