Fitness Tracking

  • Grades9-12
  • PrerequisitesNone
  • DatesMay 28-August 8, 2024
  • Credits.333 credit
  • Price$750

This course is an Academy exclusive offering that teaches the foundations of data management and statistics while introducing students to the basics of physical fitness and training.

In this course, students will complete three fitness evaluations at designated dates in order to establish their baseline fitness, track progress, and analyze their performance over the course of the summer. In coordination with instructors, they will develop a manageable and goal-oriented personal exercise routine that is informed by best practices in healthy habits, endurance-training, and strength-building. Additionally, students will partner with one of our statistics teachers to learn the basics of gathering clean, consistent data on their fitness progress and physical health over the duration of the summer. Students will also learn and develop their skills in analyzing, evaluating, and presenting that data. 

Students have the option to work with our strength and conditioning coaches in private sessions or to develop personalized fitness plans for an additional cost.

This one trimester course counts .333 credits toward Parish graduation requirements, and it fulfills one third of the required Athletics credits for graduation. The course is graded PASS/FAIL.

Attendance Expectations & Requirements

The course is structured over the duration of the summer.

Students are required to attend meetings with Ms. Kidder at the beginning and end of the summer.

One Individual Orientation (sign up on Google Sheet)

  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024 or Thursday, May 30, 2024
  • If first time taking Fitness Tracking, a second meeting is required, either in person or virtually, to be scheduled with Ms. Kidder after the first meeting and before June 6.

Students must conduct their own fitness evaluations three times in the first week of each month.

  • Fitness Evaluation 1: completed between June 1 and June 8.
  • Fitness Evaluation 2: completed between June 30 and July 6.
  • Fitness Evaluation 3: completed between July 28 and August 3.

Students are also required to submit logs of their activities EACH WEEK during the summer. Students must complete EIGHT weeks of activities. These activity logs must be completed according to a rubric and submitted on time to be considered as passing.

  • Week 1: Tuesday, June 11                  
  • Week 2: Tuesday, June 18
  • Week 3: Tuesday, June 25                  
  • Week 4: Tuesday, July 2
  • Week 5: Tuesday, July 9                      
  • Week 6: Tuesday, July 16
  • Week 7: Tuesday, July 23                    
  • Week 8: Tuesday, July 30

Final Group Meeting (must attend one session)

  • Tuesday, July 30
  • Wednesday, July 31

One individual meeting scheduled with Ms. Kidder on one of the following days (this meeting can be virtual)

  • Wednesday, July 31
  • Thursday, August 1
  • Friday, August 2

Final Presentation (must present on one of the following days in order to receive credit for the course)

  • Friday, August 2, between 8:30-11:30 am
  • Monday, August 5, between 8:30-11:30 am
  • Tuesday, August 6, between 8:30-11:30 am

“I love getting a few courses out of the way over the summer to lighten the load; allowing athletics to be completed over the summer and focusing on a hobby that was important to the student.”

Student Testimonial

Program Instructor

Julie Kidder

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