Physical Education/Health & Well Being Course Descriptions

All freshmen are required to complete one full credit in physical education.


Fitness, Games, and Wellness Class

(Grade 9)

  • Students learn the basics of strength and conditioning while working to create their own fitness plans. Students focus on strength training and cardiovascular training using various training strategies.

  • Students are introduced to a wide variety of sports, where they learn the rules, regulations, and teaching strategies for each discipline. When appropriate, this group will work with and teach students in our lower grades.

  • In our Wellness and Outdoor section, students are introduced to the following disciplines:

    • Yoga

    • Pilates

    • Food – Journey from Farm to Plate

Interscholastic Sports


The Carolina Day School Athletic Program is participatory, competitive, and appropriate for each school division. In each of the disciplines listed below, students develop sport-specific skills, as well as time management strategies.  Students may earn a total of 1 full credit of Physical Education credit.

  • Baseball (boys)                        
  • Golf (boys/girls)       
  • Tennis (boys/girls)                           
  • Basketball (boys/girls)              
  • Lacrosse (girls)   
  • Track and Field  (boys/girls)                                         
  • Cross-Country (boys/girls)         
  • Soccer (boys/girls)
  • Volleyball (girls)
  • Field Hockey (girls)      
  • Swimming (boys/girls)

Tae Kwon Do

(Grade 9, 10, 11, 12)

This course is based on the traditional instruction of taekwondo, a Korean martial art. Traditional instruction emphasizes physical, emotional, and spiritual growth. The focus for this course is on the proper execution of forms, the perfection of self-defense techniques, and the development of the whole person.  In addition to forms, blocking, and kicking techniques from taekwondo, students will learn self-defense skills from   hapkido and judo. Sparring is non-contact/light contact. *This course may be repeated for a total of 1 Physical Education AND 1 Elective credit.


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