Welcome to the IB Sports Exercise and Health science class, this is a great class which covers a fast-paced Anatomy and Physiology curriculum, then moves into applied work and labs using that information as the foundation for a variety of Sports and Health topics. As an IB (and dual credit college-level class) you should anticipate a workload that requires you to keep up in order to be on-topic during class discussions. Participate in those discussions will improve your learning curve of the material. Some of our lab activities will take place in the classroom (on ourselves) and outside of the classroom - with some of our Hellgate PE classes. Students in this class will be required to work with a rigorous curriculum and put in time outside of class on preparation, homework and selected activities. As we progress through the year, students will be participating and designing a variety of laboratory experiments, all working toward a culminating project which is focused as your own independent research-based experiment.Sports Exercise and Health science is one year IB standard level class at Hellgate, in which there are a number of assessment angles: IB prescribed assessments concluding with a test in May, and Hellgate curriculum assessments. As a field of study, many students find application in their lives as athletes, as well as preparation for a number of college/ career options. Assignments will be clearly designated with due dates, notes, and other supplemental information will be available through Google Classroom. This class is designed for self-motivated students, who take time to prepare ahead of time for class and are diligent in their efforts. Students who are able to do this effectively, will have a better understanding of what we are doing in class, and be able to better participate in the class discussions that bring the topics alive.Remember that procrastination is not your best study tool. Keep up with the reading, notes, and lab work. Learning how to work on a large project bits at a time is key for quality and learning. In this class, learning is imperative to be successful.