Academics
Curriculum

Physical Education

 
The Mullen Physical Education Department's Mission is to educate the whole student to facilitate the develop healthy life long habits.  This is done through the education of mental wellness and physical wellness through a variety of sub topics including but not limited to, stress topics, decision making techniques, nutrition, thinking for one's self when it comes to marketing, importance of physical fitness in a multitude of settings and modalities, goal setting and how to work to achieve goals. 

Essential Outcomes

List of 5 items.

  • Goals and Growth

    Students will be able to Explain how goal setting relates to personal growth. (Grad at Grad: Excellence in Education, Participation within Inclusive Community)
    Students will:
    1. Analyze information and form a health decision and assess competition.
    2. Evaluate positives in accomplishments and in failures to advance positively.
  • Health and Physical Activities

    Students will be able to Analyze and synthesize the relationship between the health and physical activity. (Grad at Grad: Excellence in Education) 
    Students will:
    1. Have a working understanding of human anatomy and how different types of activities affect their health
    2. Compare and contrast different principles of fitness and come to a conclusion.
  • Lifestyle

    Students will be able to Explain the importance of a healthy lifestyle.​​ (Grad at Grad: Faith in Presence of God, Excellence in Education) 
    Students will:
    1. Make connections between different physical activities and how if affects their mind body and soul.
    2. Analyze between different choices and how each contribute to their overall health.
    3. Connect social and spiritual components to physical health.
  • Respect and Activity

    Students will be able to Demonstrate respect for all in a variety of physical activities.​ (Grad at Grad: Concern for the Poor and Social Justice. Excellence in Education, Respect for All Persons, Participation within Inclusive Community) 
    Students will:
    1. Demonstrate proper etiquette and respect in a variety of settings.
    2. Apply knowledge of different skills and be able to use the appropriate equipment correctly.
  • Technique

    Students will be able to Demonstrate technique and its role in fitness, health and injury.(Grad at Grad: Faith in the Presence of God, Excellence in Education, Respect for All Persons) 
    Students will:
    1. Demonstrate proper technique in a variety of activities and situations.
    2. Analyze different techniques and form objectively.
    3. Describe how techniques prevent and rehabilitate injuries.

Faculty

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  • Joey Mahmood

    Department Chair
    joey.mahmood@mullenhigh.com
    Metro State University: BS in Human Performance and Sport 
    Concentration in Athletic Training
    Bio
  • Suzanne Beski

    suzanne.beski@mullenhigh.com
    University of Colorado: BS in Education
    Bio
  • Melynda Brown

    melynda.brown@mullenhigh.com
    BS  Geology, University of Massachusetts
    Bio
  • Grant Stewart

    grant.stewart@mullenhigh.com
    Colorado State University, BS in Health and Exercise Science

    University of Wyoming, MS in Kinesiology
    Bio
  • Matthew Guglielmo

    matthew.guglielmo@mullenhigh.com
    Western Connecticut State University: BA in English

Course Offerings

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  • Advanced Sports Medicine

    A college level course that concentrates on the evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Students will know and understand the various therapeutic modalities, the evaluation process, stages of rehabilitation, as well as the healing process of soft tissue and bone and how each component works cohesively together to help athletes recover from an injury .
  • Bowling

    Students will have the opportunity to engage in the lifetime sport of bowling on a regular basis. Classes will be held at Belleview Lanes located at Federal and Belleview as well as at Mullen. School transportation will be provided. Students will learn rules, etiquette, how to score and will acquire the skills necessary to bowl tournament-style play. Team competitions will be held throughout the trimester. An off campus permission slip and code of conduct agreement signed by both student and parent is required.
  • Fit For Life

    THIS IS A REQUIRED COURSE. An activity based course that will focus on cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition as it relates to specific goals set by individual students. Students will actively engage in a sampling of course offerings in the physical education department which include but not limited to team sports, racquet, bowling, strength and conditioning and personal fitness. Through participating in a multitude of different activities students will understand the benefit of exercises and be able to develop goals when participating in activities throughout their lives.
  • Health

    This REQUIRED course is designed to inform and educate the student so that he / she may gain an understanding of how to promote a healthier lifestyle. The three components of health are addressed. The importance of integrating physical, mental, and social health are taught. The course will cover nutrition, eating disorders, CPR, first aid, infectious and non-infectious diseases, heart attacks, osteoporosis, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, stroke, hypertension, certain cancers. The dangers of alcohol and substance abuse will be covered. Students will learn the importance of being a wise consumer. Students will engage in research projects, homework, tests, and will take a cumulative final exam
  • In Season Training

    This course is designed for the in-season varsity athlete who longs for more in-depth training and instruction for their team’s performance program. The course will cover sports nutrition, strength training, speed, power, agility, and flexibility improvement. Post-practice and post-competition recovery and regeneration techniques will also be employed.
  • Personal Fitness

    This class will combine elements of aerobic circuit training, aerobic conditioning, core strengthening and stabilization, dynamic stretching, body alignment and circuit weight training. Students will learn the essential components of a total body conditioning program that enhances all facets of corporeal wellness while promoting lifelong health.
  • Racquet Sports

    Students will have the opportunity to focus on a specific area of interest, racquet sports. Students will participate in tennis, badminton, pickle ball, and eclipse ball. Depending on class size, we may go to the Southwest YMCA to play racquetball. Students will learn rules, etiquette, and the skills necessary to play these activities. Team and individual competition will be held on a frequent basis. An off campus permission slip and code of conduct agreement signed by student and parent will be required if and when this class goes off-campus.
  • Sports Medicine

    This course is designed to give students an introduction into the field of professional health care, with an emphasis on athletic training. This course will give students basic knowledge and skills of anatomy, physiology, pathology, emergency care, tasks and responsibilities of athletic training, medical terminology, general medical conditions, prevention and care of athletic injuries, appropriate taping and bracing skills, therapeutic modalities, appropriate stretching and strengthening techniques when dealing with rehabilitation. This class is set up to have lecture days and lab days where students practice skills. Students will earn a two year certification in first aid, CPR/AED for adult, child, and infant endorsed by the American Red Cross. This class includes an optional internship that students can apply knowledge to practical situations.
  • Strength & Conditioning

    This course is for the student who desires overall strength, power, and explosion. This class will take the development of the whole athlete into consideration. The use of weights, plyometrics, and speed development will be incorporated into the class.
  • Team Sports

    This is a general P.E. group activity course. Students will be engaged in a variety of team activities. These include but not limited to volleyball, flag football, eclipse ball, ultimate Frisbee, softball, and basketball. Cooperative team play, skills, and sportsmanship will be taught and enforced.