An MVCDS Education

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Physical Education

The mission of the Physical Education department is to inspire and cultivate optimal learning opportunities to enable our students to be competent and confident in pursuing a healthy, life-long physically active lifestyle. This will be accomplished in a positive environment that encourages good character and strong leadership qualities.

  • O-Find your Zen

    Start or continue your journey to lifelong health and wellness with this intensive. We will build our physical strength by practicing various types of yoga, and trying out alternative forms of exercise including Tai Chi, strength/circuit training, and pilates. We’ll also learn about ways to support our mental health by exploring the benefits of daily meditation, art therapy, music therapy, mantras, and journaling about our experiences. We’ll look into the benefits of homeopathic remedies, aromatherapy, and non-invasive treatments like reiki. We will fuel our bodies with some healthy homemade recipes that we prepare as a group and learn about the importance nutrition has in many aspects of life. We’ll welcome some expert speakers and instructors throughout the intensive to share their crafts with us and with possible off-campus field trips including The Toledo Museum of Art, local yoga studios, and the Buddhist Temple of Toledo/Ann Arbor (health crisis permitting). During the final week of the course, students will have the opportunity to dive deeper into a topic of interest and develop a project and final presentation to showcase their research and experiences. This intensive is best suited for students who are open-minded and interested in learning about different methods and practices to live a healthy lifestyle. 
  • O-Health

    Health Education is a course that will empower students with the knowledge and skills needed to make responsible decisions and contribute to a healthy and safe society. Students will engage in the following topics: Human Anatomy & Organ Systems, Nutrition & Physical Activity, Substance Use/Abuse Education, Healthy Relationships & Intimacy, and Stress Management. Completion of this course is a graduation requirement generally taken by sophomore students.
  • O-Health(online)

    Health Education is a course that will empower students with the knowledge and skills needed to make responsible decisions and contribute to a healthy and safe society. Students will engage in the following topics: Human Anatomy & Organ Systems, Nutrition & Physical Activity, Substance Use/Abuse Education, Healthy Relationships & Intimacy, and Stress Management. Completion of this course is a graduation requirement generally taken by sophomore students. The online course will be through MyMV at no charge to the student.
  • O-Physical Education

    The goal of this course is to start or continue your journey to lifelong health and wellness. We will build our physical strength by practicing various types of yoga, strength training, circuit training, pilates, and running. This course emphasizes the understanding of the importance of leading physically active lifestyles and creating opportunities for students to take ownership of their personal fitness and physical activity. The overall goal of the program is to develop individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activities.
  • O-Strength Training

    Prerequisite: None 
    The goal of this course is to gain knowledge of basic weight lifting. We will create individualized lifting plans and schedules, while discussing the importance of proper form and technique. This course will emphasize the understanding of engaging different muscle groups and the mechanics behind each exercise. The overall goal of the program is to develop individuals who feel comfortable and confident with strength training, while using proper form and technique to achieve their desired goals. Successful completion of this course will lead to 0.5 graduation credits toward PE. Students who are exempt from PE are also welcome to take the course.
Maumee Valley Country Day School is the only age 3 - 12th grade accredited, co-educational, independent school in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.