How does exercise change the body? How do muscles get bigger? How do bones repair themselves? What’s the best breakfast to eat before an athletic event? Why? In this course, we will examine the body through an exercise lens. We will study the cardiovascular system and the changes that occur through exercising. We will learn about the endocrine system and research how performance enhancing substances interact with the endocrine system, for better or worse. We will study the skeletal system, muscular system, tendons and ligaments, and metabolism and nutrition. Throughout the course, you will engage in research, readings, discussion, projects, and presentations. The class will culminate with a presentation where you will research a question of your choosing in a peer-reviewed science journal. You will analyze the information and convey your conclusions to the class in an accessible way, speaking in your own words.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
WHAT STUDENTS DO
Learning is an active process at One Schoolhouse. Students design, create and apply. And, they engage with classmates and connect with their teachers through discussions, video conferences, and projects. Specifically, in this class students will:
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE SECOND SEMESTER?
Students wishing to pursue an anatomy and kinesiology project may enroll in the course for the full year. For students continuing into Semester II, the course shifts into personalized, project-based work, where students engage in deep, sustained inquiry; authentic and iterative research; critical analysis; and rigorous reflection, revision, and assessment as they journey through a self-designed, long-term activism, design, or research project on the topic of their choosing. Guided by a One Schoolhouse teacher, students pursue individual study/self-assessment or collaborative seminar/peer-review. Pathway options from which students choose include:
Upon completion of their inquiry-driven project, students will have gained academic maturity and expanded their ability to engage in a diverse and changing world. They will be able to draw and defend conclusions from theoretical underpinnings, contextual background, and mathematical analysis or source evaluation. Finally, they will have created and tested something useful of their own design or will be able to defend a position based on their own research.
One Schoolhouse is fully accredited with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges through December 1, 2025; we are an approved online publisher for the University of California.
BA Bowdoin College
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