Health and Physical Education
Boys Office: (301) 649-2841
Girls Office: (301) 649-2842
Athletics: (301) 649-2840
Resource Teacher: Rob McMahon
Please note! Questions regarding Athletics and Blair's sports teams should be directed to the Athletics Director, Rita Boule: (301) 649-2840 – Rita_J_Boule@mcpsmd.org
- Rita Boule– Health Education – Rita_J_Boule@mcpsmd.org
- Emanuel Charles – General Physical Education / Specialty Basketball Physical Education / Specialty Weights Physical Education – Emanuel_E_Charles@mcpsmd.org
- Lauren Gonzalez – Health Education / Specialty Dance Physical Education – Lauren_A_Gonzalez@mcpsmd.org
- Louis Hoelman – General Physical Education – Louis_H_HoelmanIII@mcpsmd.org
- John MacDonald – Health Education – John_R_MacDonald@mcpsmd.org
- Rob McMahon – Specialty Weights Physical Education – Robert_McMahon@mcpsmd.org
- Heather Nelson – Health Eduation / General Physical Education / Specialty Dance Physical Education – Heather_M_Nelson@mcpsmd.org
- Damon Pigrom – Health Education / Honors Heath Education – Damon_L_Pigrom@mcpsmd.org
- Courtney Wells – Health Education / General Physical Education – Courtney_A_Wells@mcpsmd.org
All students must take the 1/2 credit (1 semester) Comprehensive Health Education course in the 10th grade. All students must also complete 1 credit (2 semesters) of Physical Education in order to graduate.
Comprehensive Health Education (10th grade; 1/2 credit; 1 credit; may also be taken at the honors level) – Students address issues in seven topics that include mental health; tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs; personal and consumer health; nutrition and fitness; safety and injury prevention; family life and human sexuality; and disease prevention and control. Although this course is required for graduation, it contains two units, family life and human sexuality and AIDS prevention education, that require parental permission for students under age 18 years who participate in these units. The permission for for this class is available here.
Physical Education – Courses currently offered in P.E. include General Physical Education, Specialty Basketball, Weight Training and Fitness, Aerobics, and Physical Education Dance. For more information on Blair's Physical Education policies, goals, and program information, please click here (en español).
There are two health courses in the P.E. curriculum that may be selected as electives, in addition to the two required courses above:
Family Life and Human Development (11th/12th grades; 1/2 credit; Prerequisite: Comprehensive Health Education) – This course is intended to help students gain a greater understanding of human sexuality and obtain accurate information needed for intelligent and responsible decision making. Major topics include self-concept, interpersonal relationships, human reproduction, pregnancy prevention, pregnancy and childbirth, sexually transmitted diseases, child maltreatment, aging, family in a cross-cultural setting, and the economics of family life. Due to the nature of this course, parental permission is required for students under 18 years of age who enroll. The permission for for this class is available here. This course does not satisfy the Heath Education graduation requirement.
Human Behavior (11th/12th grades; 1/2 credit; Prerequisite: Comprehensive Health Education) – This course is designed to increase student self-awareness through the study of four major concepts: human needs, perception, self-image and copying, and behavior/decision making. Through a variety of teaching techniques and activities, the student will become aware of his/her own needs and the needs of others. Accordingly, perception is improved and self-concept is strengthened, resulting in constructive decisions/behaviors as alternatives to alcohol, and other dug use. Group dynamics and communications skills are integral parts of this course. This course does not satisfy the Health Education graduation requirement.