Physical Education students will develop a better understanding of a healthy and fit lifestyle physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. The program is based on movement, social development, and self-realization. This course meets the P.E. requirement for graduation.
This 3-week semester course is offered for first time credit, for credit grade replacement, or for non-credit enrichment in preparation for taking the course in the future. Please check with your school regarding credit from outside institutions.
Coach Nick Martinez is a weightlifting coach at American Heritage School. He also coaches football at the varsity level where he has proudly guided multiple student athletes to accomplish physical feats that they may not have believed they could. Nick played collegiate football at the Division 1 level at Eastern Illinois University, where he earned a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree. In his 5 years of teaching weightlifting, the thing he has witnessed and appreciated the most is seeing students start to build their confidence through hard work and overcoming certain adversities met in the weight room. His goal in the classroom is to not only help students meet the physical goals they set for themselves, but also to help them understand how to use proper technique when working out, understand the reasoning behind why they are doing a particular workout, and understand what is happening from a physiological standpoint.
Brett Studley is a ten-year veteran social studies teacher. He has taught many levels and courses including Ancient Civilizations, American Government, Economics, World Geography, and Physical Education. He also coaches girls basketball and has been coaching girls basketball at the high school and collegiate levels for more than 15 years. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Lynn University and received his Master's in Sport Psychology from Capella University.
Coach Lori Rembe holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. She is the Physical Education Department Curriculum Chairperson and a physical education fitness instructor at American Heritage School, currently teaching the Core Fitness course offered at the senior high level. Over the past 16 years, Coach Rembe has taught various PE courses at the lower school, junior high, and senior high grade levels. She has also coached JH Girls Basketball as well as Varsity/JV Girls & Boys Volleyball. Prior to teaching at American Heritage School, she coached collegiately at NSU, Lambuth University, JSU and MSU. For the past three years, she has coached the women's volleyball team at Broward College. Coach Rembe also competed as a professional volleyball player in Mulhouse, France, following a highly successful collegiate career at MSU in both volleyball and track & field.
Coach Seymour Loftman holds a Bachelor of Science from Eastern Illinois University. He has been teaching for 8 years and enjoys helping students reach their goals in life. Seymour has been a part of the American Heritage family since 2001, as he graduated from American Heritage School and later returned for the opportunity to teach physical education here. Currently, he is also the head football coach for the junior varsity and oversees the Fellowship of Christian athlete program for the varsity football team.
A class may be canceled if fewer than 6 students enroll, and a specific teacher is not guaranteed. It is the parents’ responsibility to check with their child's school when seeking credit for a course. For online courses, the students’ cameras MUST be turned on at all times, and attendance is mandatory. To protect the privacy rights of all, there is absolutely no videotaping or recording by students during the course. Students must be age appropriate for the course, and all students must adhere to proper online etiquette. For online courses, young children must be supervised by a parent at all times.