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 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.